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Fat Cod Backpackers

9 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3573 7788


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Overall guest ratings

7.9/10 Good
Based on 281 reviews
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Review highlights

  • 9.8
  • 9.5
  • 8.9
  • 5.9

Good to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Tasty soups
  • Close to public transport
  • Affordable food


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    Located in Picton, Fat Cod Backpackers is minutes from Picton Museum and EcoWorld Aquarium. This hostel is within close proximity of Picton War Memorial and Picton Harbour. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Shared bathrooms with hair dryers are provided. Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby, fees may apply.

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    • Parking
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Car hire
    • Safe
    • Designated smoking area
    • Storage available
    • Non-smoking rooms available
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    7.9 Good
    Based on 281 reviews
    • 9.8 "Terrific location."
    • 9.5 "Excellent value."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
    • 8.8 "Food is delicious."
    • 7.3 "Internet works."
    • 5.9 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.3 "Rooms are ok."
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    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 67 reviews
    • 9.8 "Terrific location."
    • 9.3 "Excellent value."
    • 8.8 "Great service."
      9.5 "95% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.9 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.4 "Average comfort."
    • 5.3 "Rooms are ok."

    Overall rating

    8.3 Excellent
    Based on 213 reviews
    • 9.7 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
    • 9.6 "Excellent value."
    • 9.1 "World class service."
      9.7 "97% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.0 "Food is to die for."
    • 7.3 "Good vibe."
      7.8 "78% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
    • 5.5 "Rooms are ok."
      5.9 "Only 59% said rooms were clean enough."
    Hotel type
    City Hotel
    Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
    Good to know
    "Friendly atmosphere"
    "Tasty soups"
    "Close to public transport"
    "Affordable food"
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