• About Us

  • Alicante Backpackers, which opened in November 2016, is Picton's newest hostel accommodation. It is situated in the heart of town, on High Street.

    It is ideally positioned to take advantage of the myriad of local offerings, whether it be activity-based such as kayaking, standup paddle boarding, tramping, jet skiing or more laid back options: cafes, restaurants, art galleries, shopping or wine tours.

    Easy access to the ferries that travel between Picton and Wellington, either the Bluebridge or the Interislander.

  • Your Hosts
  • Your Hosts at Alicante Backpackers

  • Glenda and Robert Skinner, your hosts welcome you to the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, Picton - a friendly paradise.

    The couple moved from Katikati on North Island to Picton in 2016. Though new to Picton, they are NOT new to the hostel industry. They previously owned a hostel in Katikati.

    Bob bought the building as a surprise and hoped that Glenda would approve once she saw it. She did!

    The one-storey building was formerly the site of an aged care facility. As such, it was designed to be accessible to the disabled.

    After over $100,000 in renovation, Picton's newest hostel opened in November 2016.

  • Picton Activites
  • Things to Do and See in Picton

  • Places to Eat

    • Cafe Cortado 
      Open from 8:00AM - 12:00AM.
      Serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Drinks.

    • DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar
      Open from 6:30AM - 9:30PM.
      Serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Drinks.

    • Le Cafe
      Open from 7:30AM - 1:45AM.
      Serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Drinks.