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Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers

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Basic Room | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Room | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers

Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Picton
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

120 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Laundry facilities
16 GRAVESEND PLACE, Picton, 7220
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Free bus station shuttle
  • Fitness centre
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Spa tub
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Picton (PCN) - 8 min drive
  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 33 min drive
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free train station pickup
  • Free train station drop-off
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Free bus station shuttle


  • Toot N Whistle Inn - 13 min walk
  • Subway - 12 min walk
  • Cockles Kitchen & Bar - 13 min walk
  • Picton Village Bakery - 6 min walk
  • Thai Panda - 6 min walk

About this property

Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers

Enjoy your visit to Picton with a stay at Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers. Guests can visit the fitness centre for a workout, and free perks include WiFi, self-parking and self-service breakfast daily between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM. Other highlights include a hot tub, free bike rentals and a terrace. The convenient parking and comfortable beds get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and train station; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • All guests are required to present a valid government-issued ID card at check-in.

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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options


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


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free self-service breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • BBQs
  • Shared fridge

Travelling with children

  • Free local shuttle


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa services
  • Hot tub


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


This property does not have lifts.
Long-term renters welcome.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tombstone Motel, Lodge & 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 Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Relax in the hot tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a fitness centre and spa services. Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers also has a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers like?
Tombstone Motel, Lodge & Backpackers is a short 8-minute walk from Nelson Square and 9 minutes' walk from Picton Foreshore.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

This place was sweet and quirky. Inexpensive and fun!
Johanna, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

False advertising
My room ended up being in an old trailer , very musty smelling. Rest of the property was fine but no indication this was where I would be staying.. Definitely should not be rented out. I tried to find other accommodation in Picton but there was none available.
Janet, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good value for the money. Noisy at night due to ferry traffic. Great scones for breakfast! Spa was nice and relaxing befoŕe bed
Anne, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic accommodation great location near ferry terminal and short walk into Picton
gary, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

was ideal for what we needed, quick overnight before the ferry.
Greg, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great service Gary is an amazing host. Great theme place happy and cheerful
chris, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We liked the vieuw. Very friendly and helpful staff, Nikki and Gary
Marijke, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice place!
We had a great stay at Tombstone Motel. We arrived in Picton by ferry pretty late but the Motel was easy to find and only a short walk from ferry terminal and town. Our family room was neat and clean and beds were comfortable. Check-in after hours was super easy and the freshly baked scones for breakfast was a nice touch. Highly recommend
Linda, 1-night trip with friends
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