Backpacker Hostels in Picton, New Zealand

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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.

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A hostel in Picton costs $19 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Picton costs $61. (based on price comparison)
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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.
7 Total number of hostels
$19 Average dorm price
$61 Average private room price
$17 Cheapest hostel in Picton
The Villa Backpackers Lodge is the cheapest
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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

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