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1 room, 2 adults

Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers, Picton, New Zealand

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16 GRAVESEND PLACE, Picton, 7220, New Zealand

Within easy reach of Picton Ferry Terminal
  • Free self-serve breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • It was a good place. A little small but comfortable Jul 2, 2020
  • Love ther free breakfast and jacuzzi Jan 3, 2020

Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers, Picton, New Zealand

from NZ$49
  • Apartment
  • Queen Ensuite
  • Queen Share Bathrooms
  • Twin Room
  • 6 Bed Dorm
  • Basic Room
  • Comfort Twin Room
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Family Quadruple Room

What’s around Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers, Picton, New Zealand


  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 10 min walk
  • Waitohi Recreational Reserve - 2 min walk
  • Nelson Square - 8 min walk
  • Picton Museum - 9 min walk
  • Picton Foreshore - 9 min walk
  • EcoWorld Aquarium - 9 min walk
  • Picton War Memorial - 10 min walk
  • Picton Harbour - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 29 min drive
  • Picton (PCN) - 8 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time 1:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. The host will greet guests on arrival.
Train station shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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 15

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free train station shuttle from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM *

  • Free ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free self-serve breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers, Picton, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Tombstone Backpackers Hostel Picton
  • Tombstone Backpackers Hostel
  • Tombstone Backpackers Picton
  • Tombstone Backpackers
  • Tombstone Backpackers
  • Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers Picton


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

Long-term renters welcome.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of NZD 2.9

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers, Picton, New Zealand

  • Does Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers?
    You can check in from 1:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 46 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
good overnight say
Just right for short trip
nz1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Pure Awesome stay. If you are after a quiet, family feel place to stay, then this is it. 2 cats, fireplace, view, hot scones and great people
david, nz6 night trip
Very good 8.0
Were fantastic about arranging late check in. Small but immaculate private room. Bathrooms reasonable. Didn't have a chance to check out the complimentary breakfast but great that it was available. Handy to everything.
Sarah, nz1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Comfortable hostel and freshly baked scones!
Nice homely and comfortable hostel. The husband and wife running the place are so nice and make you feel at home and even gave me a lift to the bus stop on my departure day! There are freshly baked cheese scones for breakfast and lots of comfortable communal areas - lounge, tv room, dining/lounge, reading room, sun room and kitchen. Lovely place to relax from travelling for a couple of days, thank you!
nz2 night trip
Very good 8.0
self contained apartment
Tse, hk4 night trip
Very good 8.0
We booked one bedroom apartments for family of three. I had paid an extra for third guest but no bed had been set up for my son. We had to make a third bed ourselves.
Zahra, au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great Start to Queen Charlotte Track
Great fresh baked scones for breakfast. Convenient transfers to and from ferry.
Margaret, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Quirky value for money accommodation.
This is a quirky friendly place. They offer free pick up and drop off from the ferry terminal. Lovely hot scones for breakfast. Excellent value for money and good fun.
PAUL, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel in fabulous location.
We aren’t used to staying in hostels but my children and I were pleasantly surprised here. They had a great time playing table tennis and table football and the jacuzzi looking out to the harbour was a delight in the evening. The shared facilities are fine - even if a bit tired - and the generous free breakfast of toast and preserves and home made cheese scones is an amazing and welcome touch. The owners are on hand, friendly and kind and we would all stay here again. The location is brilliant too - walking distance to Picton centre, a legendary fabulous bakery and the ferry terminal - although a free transfer is on offer. We highly recommend this hostel.
Ahya, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great extras.
I was very surprised with Tombstone. Came with extras I didn't realise. Use of bikes to get around town and discover Picton. Hot tub to relax in. Nice view from room. Friendly chilled out area to cook meals and hang out.
James, au2 night trip

Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers, Picton, New Zealand

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