Fat Cod Backpackers
Hostel | 9 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand 7220
62 out of 77 customers would recommend this property
Recent review (05/08/2013)
"The comfortable beds. Friendly staff. Free soup and freshly baked bread. The comfy sofas. Forget the bad reviews as there are new owners and it is an excellent base to stay in Picton. You can walk to the ferry terminal,…"Read all Fat Cod Backpackers reviews
- Credit cards accepted
- Car Parking
- Self-catering Facilities
- No curfew
- Secure lockers
- Lounge area
- Internet / Wi-Fi
- Pool table(s)
- 24 hour hot showers
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Washing machines
- Bicycle hire
- Reception (limited hours)
- BBQ area
- Common area / room
- Communal kitchen
- Internet access in public areas
- Outside area
- Television room
- Luggage Room
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
Earliest check-in: 11:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00
Group of 15 or more traveling to Picton?Contact us directly
Pete Rachelle and the team at Fat Cod Backpackers
Our Rates include
FREE off street parking
FREE Soup (May-October)
FREE Breakfast (May-October)
FREE DVDs and Videos
FREE 30min WiFi voucher per night
FREE Pool table
FREE vegies from our garden when available
FREE tea, coffee, herbs, spices Read more
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|Shared Rooms A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.|
8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
7 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
5 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
4 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
5 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
|Private Rooms A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.|
Family Room (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
Budget Double (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
4 person (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
Budget Family Room (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
About Fat Cod Backpackers
There is affordable double and twin rooms as well as small and large dorms.
This hostel is the nearest you will find that is just like your home. Come to relax, unwind and re-energize. We are closest to the ferry, buses, Railway Station and the information center. The town center, wharf foreshore, mini golf and other attractions are nearby.
Facilities include full laundry, bathroom and kitchen facilities, free tea and coffee, bicycle hire, video library and more. Enjoy our free soup and free Breakfast over the Winter months
For smokers there is a smoker’s balcony.
FAT COD BACKPACKERS offers a range of accommodation options for the budget and backpacker travelers. Children welcome. If you are passing through,Fat Cod Backpackers is a great place to stay and catch your breath while you enjoy the views of the Marlborough sounds from the comfortable seats on our balcony.
Medium Dormitory rooms
Clean and comfortable Mixed and Female Dorms (7-10) bed rooms with ample room for guests and their packs and comfortable beds.
Small Dormitory rooms
Clean warm and Comfortable (4-5) bed rooms.
Double and Twin rooms
All rooms are warm, clean, and fully made up with sheets, Duvets, and Towels. There is plenty of room for packs and luggage.
Children under 12 years old $15 each
The waters of the Marlborough sounds are perfect for diving, kayaking, fishing, sailing, and boating. Picton is the starting point of a variety of cruises around the magnificent Marlborough sounds. There are a number of excellent walking tracks including the famous queen Charlotte track, the snout track, the Tirohanga track, the Essons valley, and the Nydia track.
How about spending an afternoon on the local mail boat delivering the post to the isolated bays of the queen Charlotte sound and the Tory channel.
The many sheltered beaches and secluded bays in the sounds provide excellent fishing opportunities. Borrow one of our rods and try your hand.
One of the best ways to see the beauty of the sounds is in a kayak. Day and half day trips are offered. A number of excursions are offered from Picton including three day kayaking, mountain biking and walking tours.
The queen charlotte track is one of the only tracks that can be mountain biked. Bikes can be hired by the hour or day. Ship cove to Furneaux part of the track is closed to bikers Dec-Feb.
Situated at the top of the south island the Marlborough sounds are formed by a network of ancient sunken valleys which form a vast waterway consisting of over 3000k of dive-able coastline guaranteeing great diving or snorkeling all year. Dive in the local marine reserve or wreck dive the Mikhail Lermontov
Half day and full day tours right into the heart of New Zealand’s premier vineyard district. Sample the best that the wineries have to offer. Small relaxed groups.
Eco and dolphin swimming tours
Ecotours in search of the most acrobatic of dolphins - the dusky dolphin. Swimming with the dolphins is an experience that you will never forget.
A unique experience, drive a boat, explore the sounds enjoy the thrill of driving your own boat.
You can swim at many of the beaches and coves surrounding the sounds.
While away an hour at the small local museum. The Edwin fox museum is also worth an hour or two. The Edwin fox is NINTH oldest ship in the world and has had a varied career