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Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers

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Front of property
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Family Room Fits 4 | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers

Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Picton

8.8/10 Fabulous

92 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
75 High St., Picton, Marlborough, 7220

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Picton (PCN) - 8 min drive
  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 29 min drive


  • The Barn - 2 min walk
  • Gusto - 2 min walk
  • Bakehouse Cafe - 2 min walk
  • The Thirsty Pig - 3 min walk
  • Thai Panda - 3 min walk

About this property

Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers

When visiting Picton, Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers is a great choice to consider. Free perks include WiFi, self-parking and continental breakfast available daily. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 1 PM until 3:00 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay for free (2 per room)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Low-height bed
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Piwaka And Backpackers Picton
Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers Picton
Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers?
Yes, pets stay free, with a limit of 2 per room.
Is parking offered on site at Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers?
You can check in from 1 PM - 3:00 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers and nearby?
Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Seumus's Irish Bar (3-min walk), Norimaki (3-min walk) and Kiwi Takeaways (3-min walk).
What's the area around Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers like?
Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers is a short 9-minute walk from Picton Ferry Terminal and 6 minutes' walk from Picton Harbour. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Pamela, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Airi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great people and location!
Ross, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Johana, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was quiet clean and quite private you had the choice to mingle or stay in your room. I travelled with my dog and the room I was given made it easy access inside and outside. Donot judge a book by its cover.
Ann, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Convenient location but property run down
We stayed at Piwaka lodge for one night prior to doing the Queen Charlotte track. The location of the accommodation was great but otherwise we were disappointed with our stay. Once we arrived we found out that our advertised "ensuite" bathroom was shared with another room. Then we found out that there's no key to our room, apparently the previous guest took it with them. As a result of that we had to move to another room that had shared facilities. The property needs an overall upgrade as it's quite run down and the cleanliness of the property wasn't great either.
Jos, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Laszlo, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Relaxed atmosphere. Nicci was lovely
Diane, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The lady that greeted us at 10.30pm with our sleeping children was the loveliest lady I have ever met at a hotel/backpackers. So helpful and kind and super homely. Definitely going back. Thanks I never got to thank her properly.
Johanna, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly. Easy walking distance to town. Great breakfast.
1-night family trip
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