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Piwaka Lodge

"Homely atmosphere with several interesting hikes nearby."

chris - November 16, 2019
Bed in 3 Bed Mixed Dormitory Piwaka Lodge
 Piwaka Lodge
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Piwaka Lodge

75 High St, Picton, Picton, New Zealand, 7220 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Nearby landmarks
United Video 60 m
Supervalue Supermarket 80 m
Post office 110 m
Healthy Hub on High 140 m
Apex 180 m
Seamus's 220 m
Picton Police Station 230 m
Karaka Wood Gallery 280 m
Brereton Blue Pearls 300 m
Seaside Gems 310 m

9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Garden

  • Fishing

  • Ticket services

  • Hiking

Value for money8.7
Location rating9.5

Rooms available at Piwaka Lodge

Bed in 3 Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 queen bed and 2 bunk beds
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Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Queen Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Mixed 5 Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Piwaka Lodge?

Check-in is from 11:00 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Piwaka Lodge?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Piwaka Lodge has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Piwaka Lodge?

Piwaka Lodge does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Piwaka Lodge

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Lovely chilled out place to stay."

    Jeannie

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    July 10, 2020

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Free breakfast amd lovely rooms."

    Clare

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    January 14, 2021

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff are amazing and friendly."

    chris

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    November 16, 2019

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Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
56 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Facilities
8.9
Location
9.5
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What travelers say they love:
Free parking space at the back of the lodge.
Edna from Singapore
Solo traveler
More about Piwaka Lodge

More about Piwaka Lodge

Nestled in the heart of Picton, on the High Street, Piwaka Lodge offers refurbished rooms with access to free parking and free WiFi. Piwaka Lodge has a range of accommodations types, including family, dormitory and queen rooms. All have a vanity and all are on one level, making them wheelchair accessible. Guests have access to a shared kitchen. Piwaka Lodge is 16 mi from Blenheim. The nearest airport is Omaka Blenheim Airport 29 minutes from the airport.

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10.0

Exceptional

"Lots of snacks and goodies provided."

chris

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November 16, 2019

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Reviews of Piwaka Lodge from real guests

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Cleanliness9.3
Facilities8.9
Location9.5
Service9.1
Value for money8.7
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<6 Below Expectation (2)
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9.6
Exceptional
Johan from South Africa
Family with young children
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Feels like being in a family with privacy”

We arrived to be met by the friendly and helpful owner. Our family room was clean and well kitted with what we needed for our 1 night stay. The shared bathroom facilities was right across our bedroom door and there were ample facilities that even at full occupancy there was no waiting period to use the clean facilities. We were treated to a nice surprise with a hearty soup and bread at night which seems to be a usual. The included breakfast was a good start to the day with a special warm porridge, freshly brewed coffee, juice and even gluten free and dairy free options to compliment the freshly baked muffins and other cereals. Should we visit Picton in future, we will gladly stay there again.

Reviewed November 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Manon from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

A bit of kindness in very troubled times”

A lot was going on due to Covid-19 and my travel plans were changing every two hours. Piwaka lodge felt like a haven of peace were I could try to figure things out. Thanks for everything!

Reviewed March 21, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
chris from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Just like home ”

Had an exceptional time here in Picton. Staff are amazing and friendly. Lots of snacks and goodies provided. Homely atmosphere with several interesting hikes nearby. I extended my stay here for three nights and will definitely come back again in the future. 10/10 experience here.

Reviewed November 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ioannis
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceptional”

We had a very pleasant stay in the center of Picton! Very friendly stuff, amazing custom made breakfast options and uniquely decorated rooms. Thank you so much.

Reviewed May 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Zane from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 6 nights in July 2020

Piwaka - Awseome Accomodation”

Thanks to all the staff at the Piwaka. It feels like a home away from home. Great location, very clean, free breakfast and the occasional dinner. Very happy with my stay here.

Reviewed August 11, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Edna from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in June 2020

Best in Picton”

Free parking space at the back of the lodge. Love Nicci's home-made breakfast porridge which she makes in some days. Other days is bread, cornflakes, cereal, milk, coffee, tea, hot choc, cookies. However my bed wasn't very comfortable as the foam mattress sinks down in the middle.

Reviewed August 11, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
PAULINE from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

home and place to want catch ferry return again”

arrived tired and hassled from getting away from christchurch grey day to a warm welcome and own room to fall into sleep soundly refreshed and recharged witb excelkent self serve continental breakfast plus muffin to butter and jam kept me going for morning tea on ferry

Reviewed November 01, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Christof from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Pay a little more for much better!”

On arrivel you get a whole tour where you can find what, such a nice host! Good room a big shower where you need to cleen the floor after the shower.. I had a person in front of me who didn't clean it. That was my only bad experience... Where the host nothing on can do.

Reviewed December 24, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Robert from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Comfortable”

Very clean...comfortable bed....good value...our room was at the end next to the highway so it was a bit noisy. Continental breakfast very basic but fine. Overall exactly what you pay for so no problems.

Reviewed February 14, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Clare from New Zealand
Family with teens
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

Exceptional Backpackers”

Really friendly and helpful. Free breakfast amd lovely rooms. Highly recommend. Can even bring your dog!

Reviewed January 14, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Jeannie from New Zealand
Family with young children
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Chilled and friendly”

Lovely chilled out place to stay. Nice rooms for families, and the staff are so friendly and warm.

Reviewed July 10, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
LIAN from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Best hostel!”

I love the vibe in this hostel, very nice deco and clean bathroom with heating available WOW! I fall in love with the cute parrot dancing to any song it likes and yummy breakfast!

Reviewed September 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Matthew
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Exceptional”

Great place, very friendly and homely, even though they were in the middle of renovations they still made guest satisfaction their primary effort. Will be going back for sure.

Reviewed December 30, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Diego
Family with young children
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

A great experience with family and sharing the breakfast table with backpackers all around the world”

Location is the best. Staff is awesome.

Reviewed March 03, 2019

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5.2
Vaqar from New Zealand
Family with young children
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Cheater”

Please don't give credit card details because they will charge more amount than the actual room booked price.

Reviewed January 29, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Gnanasivam from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Exceptional”

Nicci she was kind& Helpful.

Reviewed October 27, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Zhenxia from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

All good”

Good stuff and good boss,

Reviewed May 24, 2019

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4.4
Pui
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Nightmare !!!”

Before I book this place, I already mentioned in agoda that I will be check in late. However, My ferry has delayed. At the first moment I entered the lobby, the owner said that I SHOULD NOT LET YOU IN ! He said his wife has emailed me that they reject my stay. But I didn’t receive it at all. I just receive the booking confirmation from agoda. Ok fine. My booking through agoda is only nzd 28.80. But he want me to pay nzd 35 because I’m late !!! I was staying in 5 person mixed dorm. In their official website, this 5 person mixed dorm only nzd 32. Ok that’s fine too. After I make payment, he pointed on me said that is me insist want to stay here and told me that I cannot shower. That’s so funny. I paid so much money just for a bed? I rather to sleep on the car. Please avoid this place if you plan to check in late. Plus, the owner is so rude! I feel so sad about this place.

Reviewed December 19, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Christophe from France
Solo traveler
Bed in 3 Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

central mais manque de sanitaires”

Personnel très sympathique. Communs agréables. Excellent petit déjeuner. Par contre pas assez de sanitaires quand le backpacker est plein.

Reviewed March 16, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Anna from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

주인분들 친절하셨어”

주인분들 친절하셨고 픽톤근처였는데 깔끔하고 괜찮았어요 다만 혼자 방을 써서 괜찮았던 거 같고 방이 작은편이었어요 샤워실에 뜨거운 물도 잘나왔습니다 다만 조식이 포함이어서 약간 기대했는데 우유 시리얼 머핀 크루아상 식빵 이렇게 나왔어요 단촐했어요 머핀크기도 좀 작았는데 맛은 있었어요

Reviewed September 22, 2018

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