Tombstone Backpackers

Tombstone Backpackers 16 Gravesend Place, Picton view on map
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Lose yourself in the stunning views overlooking Picton Harbour from our 100yr old villa while relaxing on our enormous covered veranda, complete with pool and table tennis tables. Then on retiring enjoy the comforts of our new purpose built luxury accommodation block.

Our garden settings have an abundance of fruit trees, great indoor outdoor dining areas, bird aviary, under cover bike storage, and ample off street car parking.

Our aim is to make your stay a memorable happy event and you will want to come back.

Designed with your creature comforts in mind, a purpose built homely hostel catering for a well earned rest at either the beginning or last leg of your South Island journey and a great place to enjoy the picturesque Marlborough Sounds or maybe sample some of our local wineries for which Marlborough is famous, along with our seafood.

Our purpose built accommodation wing, some rooms with a view has been built with you in mind.

Double glazing and sound proofing makes for a quiet rest.
All our beds are fitted with clean linen and duvets ( no sleeping bags)
Queen rooms with Ensuites
Double rooms with shared bathroooms
Three share with en-suite
Four share with en-suite (ideal for a family
Twin room with shared bathroom)
Bunk rooms
Disabled room and facilities.
All new furniture
Safe and secure

Our Hub - Our Villa is over 100 years old and has a wonderful feel. Rooms dedicated to past owners.

Spend time on our huge enclosed veranda while either sitting on a bar stool maybe while sipping a glass of our fabulous Marlborough wine, over looking the port watching ships and boats come and go. Perhaps catch up with your postcards while being mesmerized with the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds, or play a game of pool or table tennis. Relax in the spa and maybe use our outdoor pizza oven.

Comfy TV Lounge with freeview channels and DVD'S


Quiet lazy reading room with views warm and cosy

Computer room ( Free unlimited wifi in communal area ) catch up with friends and family.

Covered out door breakfast/barbeque area

Please note that checkin and checkout is not possible on Christmas Day Dec 25th.
We are happy to have you at Tombstone for Christmas Day but you will need to stay 2 nights from 24th Dec.

  • 4.5 Stars
  • Ablution Block
  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Billiards Table
  • Breakfasts
  • Check-in Time: 1:00pm
  • Check-out Time 10:00am
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothesline
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Courtesy Vehicle
  • Dart Board
  • Designated smoking area
  • Dining Room
  • DVD Player
  • Eftpos
  • Free parking
  • Freeview
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • High Speed wireless internet
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge Area with Fireplace
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking - Free
  • Pool Table
  • Shower Facilities
  • Spa
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Travel Desk
  • TV Room
  • Unlimited free wifi
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Great—easy to get too, very friendly—great breakfast scones and hot tub 5
    STEPHEN PAUL KELLY - Mar 7, 2020 (Stayed Feb 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Stephen, we appreciate your rating and positive comments. Thanks for coming to Tombstone. Gary and Nikki
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  • Our ensuite room was great,could lie on bed and watch the comings and going of ferry terminals. entertaining. Gary and Nicky great hosts, pick up and drop off to Ferries. bus terminal or train station.Thats amazing. Scones for Breakfast. Tombstone Backpackers very high standard of cleaniness. 5
    WAYNE AND RAYLEEN TURNER - Feb 1, 2020 (Stayed Jan 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Wayne and Rayleen, great to get your feedback and thanks for the kind words. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay, you seemed to have exactly the right relaxed outlook on things during your time in Picton which is the perfect recipe for an enjoyable break away. Thanks again, Gary & Nikki.
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  • The service was excellent in Blenheim. 5
    MIKE MACINTYRE - Mar 7, 2018 (Stayed Mar 2018) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed Tombstone and our seaside town of Picton.
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  • Due to a storm that blew in, I ended up turning back 24 hours after departure! So most of my plans and bookings went awry, but nevertheless, I met only with kind and considerate people, who did everything they could to ensure I had a positive experience regardless! Bike hire, backpackers lodge, information office staff, ferry staff, shuttle driver and Wai Central station, who lent me a torch and a roll of tape, to secure a light on my bike, all were fantastic!! Thank you, I will be back in New Zealand sometime soon!! 5
    DEIRBHLE MANNION - Jul 18, 2017 (Stayed Jul 2017) Travelbug verified review
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  • Free breakfast, tea and coffee, free transfers and friendly owner. A credit to the owners 5
    GEOFFREY RAVENSCROFT - Apr 6, 2017 (Stayed Mar 2017) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you, your always welcome.
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  • Appreciated free shuttle from late ferry. Clean room, all expectations met. Delicious complimentary hot scones for breakfast. Town close and mostly downhill, easy even for an oldie. The neighbours were VERY quiet ;-) 5
    Hez - Jan 8, 2017 (Stayed Dec 2016) Travelbug verified review
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  • I wasn't impressed with the town itself, but Tombstone with Gary and Nikki is definitely worth the trip to Picton! They've managed assemble a great crew, too. The en-suite was in fact perfect. Highest marks, top recommendation! 5
    WILLIAM ALLNUTT - Dec 15, 2016 (Stayed Dec 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi William, thanks for the positive comments, we enjoyed having you and wish you well for the rest of your travels. Gary & Nikki.
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Tombstone Backpackers
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  • I stayed at the backpackers for one night. It was lovely and clean. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and equipment. There was plenty of places to sit and relax and the outdoor spaces were sheltered. The location was close to the ferry terminals and only a short walk into town. I have stayed in many backpackers in nz and overseas; tombstone is certainly up there with the best. 5
    LYNLEY ALLOTT - Nov 3, 2014 (Stayed Oct 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Lynley, thank you for your kind comments - Nikki and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at our proudly owned establishment, travel safe! Gary.
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Tombstone Backpackers
  • Great stay with the kids. Clean tidy rooms. Great facilities and a quick walk to town. And great hosts! kids wanted to stay another day... 5
    MARINUS LA ROOY - Oct 7, 2014 (Stayed Sep 2014) Travelbug verified review

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