8 Hostels in Picton, New Zealand

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Picton, New Zealand. You can choose from 8 Picton hostels. In total, there are 9 cheap places to stay in Picton such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $17 for a dorm.

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Picton Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Picton, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Picton


(Sequoia Lodge Backpackers is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Picton

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Hostels in Picton for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Picton for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Picton? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Picton alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Picton. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Picton (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Picton. To help you make friends with Picton before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Picton is also named and spelled Marlborough Sounds - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

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Picton (Marlborough Sounds), New Zealand, is a coastal town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand. This region is located in the northeast of the south island. Around four thousand people permanently live in this picturesque harbour town, which is used as a gateway to explore the Marlborough Sounds. Many boats and ferries offering trips through this network of sea-drowned valleys start from Picton. In addition to that, you can try out many other outdoor activities. If you want to get there, there are numerous shuttle services from bigger towns nearby, such as Blenheim. You can also book buses from Christchurch, the biggest city on the South Island, which is more than three hundred forty kilometers south of Picton. Alternatively, rent a car or use a ferry if you come from the North Island -- Wellington is only sixty kilometers away.

Thanks to its geographical location and the various opportunities to explore the Marlborough Sounds, you can find numerous hotels, holiday apartments, and hostels in Picton (Marlborough Sounds), New Zealand. Picton is very backpacker friendly, you have plenty of Picton (Marlborough Sounds), New Zealand hostels to choose from. Since the centre of the town is very compact and most Picton (Marlborough Sounds), New Zealand hostels are located nearby the harbour, it is very easy to get around. Therefore, there is no need for any bus services.

Picton boasts a nice little centre with shops, cafes, and a local museum. It is perfect for a stroll or for some relaxing hours by the ocean. The Picton Community Museum puts on display more than two thousand items of not only the local Maori culture, but also of whaling, textiles, and maritime. It is open seven days a week. You can also go hiking, play some mini-golf and golf. In Picton, there are a lot of young backpackers who want to explore the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, one of the biggest tourist attractions on the South Island. The Marlborough Sounds has steep, wooded hills; smaller islands; peninsulas; and sounds.

Written by local enthusiast for Picton hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Picton hostels Flo

Other Nearby Cities
Anakiwa Anakiwa (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Kenepuru Sounds Kenepuru Sounds (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Havelock Havelock (20 Km / 13 mi.)
Blenheim Blenheim (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Rai Valley Rai Valley (36 Km / 22 mi.)
Marlborough Sounds Marlborough Sounds (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Nelson Nelson (61 Km / 38 mi.)

FAQ about Picton Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Picton. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Picton. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Picton Hostels

A hostel in Picton costs on average $20 for a dorm. A hostel in Picton with private rooms costs on average $129.

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Your Packing List for Picton

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Picton and New Zealand.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Picton