Accommodation with Atmosphere

  • Our Heritage Listed Villa
  • Jugglers Rest by Night
  • BBQ Area
  • Come and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere
  • Be captivated by the lights and fire performances

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Relax or Play – Shows and Workshops from Resident Artistes

Jugglers Rest has been blessed to share space with many talented people, some of whom choose to stay on and practice their art here! We offer you  a space to explore your creativity – be it cooking, making music, relaxing, enjoying the amazing gardens and atmosphere or a spot of circus play!

Jugglers Rest…

Picton’s smallest hostel (with beds for just 16 people) is BIG on comfort.

Our lovingly renovated historic villa is an easy 10 minute stroll or 3 minute drive from the centre of town.

Small and cosy with all beds fully made up (no bunks), we provide every comfort for your stay including:

  • Free superfast internet & wi-fi
  • Free organic fruit & veggie garden produce
  • Breakfast – a yummy selection of home-made treats
  • Real log fire, heated rooms & electric blankets
  • Quality book exchange & games
  • Bikes, musical instruments, juggling toys & yoga mats
  • Workshops in basic circus skills -poi, juggling & hula hoop
  • Slackline, unicycle & spinning staffs to use
  • Gas barbeque & alfresco dining
  • Information/advice/bookings on local activities
  • Free tea, coffee, herbs & spices

AND an atmosphere that can’t be beaten!

Situated in a quiet residential area, far enough to avoid the noise of the port and trains, but close enough to easily access all pretty little Picton has to offer by foot, our location gives you the best of both worlds.

With shady decks, comfy chairs, bean bags, hammocks and sunny chill-out areas in lush gardens, either relax, play, learn, or simply sit back & absorb the amazing ambience and peaceful tranquility here!

There are walking tracks right outside the door in the beautiful Esson Valley  where glowworms can be seen at night, and we can help arrange trips out into the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough’s famous award winning vineyards.

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Jugglers Rest – The Movie 🙂

Jugglers Rest Reviews and Awards


The Abroad Guide included Jugglers Rest in their:

 “10 Hostels That Are Cooler Than Hotels”!

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huffington-post-logo-1-jpgHuffington Post listed us as one of:

“1 of the 12 Most Awesome Hostels in the World”

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Jugglers Rest Trip Advisor Rating:

Number 1 out of 25 in Picton!

Number 1 out of 78 in Marlborough!

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Awarded in 2016 by Hostelgeeks.
Jugglers Rest is the 1st in New Zealand to receive this award for “Sustainability, Design, Uniqueness, Social Character and Top Rated Staff”.

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93% rating and number 1 for Picton on the BBH!

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“This gem of a hostel has the best atmosphere of Picton’s hostels”( 2008)