Convenient, Cheap Accommodation in Picton, New Zealand

Picton, New Zealand

Just 3 minutes walk from Bluebridge ferry terminal.

15 minutes walk from Interislander, or phone us for a free pickup.


A Picton hostel like no other in a tranquil seaside village. The closest accommodation provider for all users of the Bluebridge ferry and vehicle users of the Interislander. Tombstone Backpackers Picton offer free pickups/dropoffs on request and the chance to relax and refuel in a little oasis of calm.

Owner/managers of the hostel, Gary and Nikki live on site and are able to help plan a regenerating stay in their town and surrounds. Fun can be cheap, Picton is proof of this. Explore one of New Zealand’s finest wine counties – Marlborough – with door-to-door drop-off service from your Picton hostel. For the more adventurous explore the bays and inlets of Queen Charlotte Sound with your choice of single or multi-day bushwalking/tramping trips.

Stop searching for hostels in Picton, we have you covered

Tombstone Backpackers Picton offers something a little more special to those that appreciate both aspects of old and new in NZ. Come and experience the homely feel and warmth of our unique-in-Picton hostel situated in a 100 year old villa. In our fully-featured budget hostel, our guests can relax, play music, have a game of pool, table tennis, darts or a work out on the gym equipment. You may like to quietly read a book in our sun room, or simply gaze out to sea from our wonderful covered deck or spa pool (may be subject to seasonal demand). When you are ready to retire for the day... retreat to your private or shared room in our modern accommodation building.


We offer a larger range of rooms than most hostels in Picton.

With everything from self-contained apartments to six and eight-bed bunk rooms and prices starting at $26 per night, we have an option to suit everyone. Cheap accommodation, with even our most budget rooms designed to be warm and make you feel at home.

The best budget accommodation Picton, NZ has to offer

Make Tombstone Backpackers a pit-stop on your next journey, wherever your destination. From the moment you step through the door Gary and Nikki will try to make your stay as fun and fulfilling as possible. Call us today on (03) 573 7116. Other Picton, NZ hostels can’t compare – there’s nothing as relaxing as a stay at the Tombstone.

Current Specials

Book direct with Tombstone Backpackers and receive free preferential parking and where possible your choice of room allocation.

We'll also waive the surcharge if you wish to pay via credit card!


  • Breakfast + Hot Scones
  • Pick up/Drop off on request
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • Bicycles
  • Spa

"Awesome! Awesome! awesome! Such hospitable hosts, the best scones for breakfast, clean, tidy and comfortable. Spa bath an added bonus after a hard days walking. As well as the portacot supplied for my 7 month old 🙂 Thanks Gary and Nikki, we will be back!"
Leah Brewer


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