Beds from $20 - $35pp




Atlantis offers a variety of accommodation options; dorm (mixed or gender specific) beds, private twin, private double, private single, and retro-style apartments.



Free breakfast is served every morning and free dessert in the evening. Free coffee, tea, sugar and milk are always available.



Paragliding, sailing, and kayaking adventures exclusive to Atlantis Backpackers. Please contact us for details.



Atlantis is your perfect location, close to the ferries, i-Site, city centre, bus stop, and just across from the shore.

About Us

Welcome to your Utopia Away From Home! Once the Kiwi Experience Museum, you can create your own Kiwi experience here. On the foreshore, town around the corner and the middle of the Marlborough Sounds across the street. From dorm to motel at very reasonable prices. Free coffee, tea, milk, breakfast, dessert, WiFi, movies and unique to Atlantis Adventure Packages. Enjoy the Top of the South!


Rooms & Beds

Atlantis Backpacker and Motel offers a variety of accommodation options. Beds in dorms, rooms, and apartments.


We have mixed dorms as well as gender specific dorms.

mixed dorm
girls dorm
boys dorm


Single, double and twin rooms available.

Rangi double room
Flipper Bay double room
Arcadia single room


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Made up Beds

All beds are made up and ready for you to rest.


Free Breakfast and Free Dessert

Every morning from 8am to 9.30am. Every evening at 7pm we prepare a different delicious dessert.


Free Tea, Coffee & Milk

For you to enjoy at any time.


Free bike and camping gear

Borrow a bike for exploring the region or camping gear for the Queen Charlotte Track.


Well-equipped Kitchen

The kitchen includes: stove, large fridges/freezers, extensive cooking utensils, baking pans, cutlery, and crockery. Free spices and more.


Cosy Lounge

The lounge features comfortable couches, fireplace, pool-table, games, and a piano.


Laundry & Storage

You can use the washer ($2), dryer ($2) or dryline (free). While exploring Picton, you can store your backpack with us.


Free WI-FI

We provide Zenbu Wi-Fi.

your options

Beds from $20 - $40 pp

We will honour Hostel Member Cards

Call free for more details and vacancies: 0800 4 A DORM (0800 42 3676)

Bed in Dorm

  • Bed from $20pp

  • Made-up Beds

  • Free Breakfast

  • Free Tea, Coffee & Milk

  • Free Dessert

  • Free Towel

  • Free Wi-Fi, Internet

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Well-equipped Kitchen

  • Lounge with fireplace


  • Gender specific dorms from $28pp

  • Booking

Double or twin rooms

  • Rooms from $30pp

  • Made up Beds

  • Free Breakfast

  • Free Tea, Coffee & Milk

  • Free Dessert

  • Free Towel

  • Free Wi-Fi, Internet

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Well-equipped Kitchen

  • Lounge with fireplace

  • Booking

Private Two-Bedroom Apartment

  • From $35pp

  • Made up Beds

  • Free Breakfast

  • Free Tea, Coffee & Milk

  • Free Dessert

  • Free Towel

  • Free Wi-Fi, Internet

  • Separate full Bathroom

  • Separate full Kitchen

  • Booking

Call free for more details and vacancies: 0800 4 A DORM (0800 42 3676)

We regret that we can no longer offer tent sites.

Our specials

  • Yearly Christmas dinner with turkey and trimmings (and if you were nice maybe Santa has something for you)
  • Yearly Thanks Giving dinner with turkey and trimmings (just like a family feast)
  • On New Year's eve we have hors D'Oeuvre and Champaigne after the fireworks
  • Half price off for participants of the charity walk (in March)
  • We are proud to support military personnel with a 20% discount
  • Weekly rates available


Things to Do

In and around Picton there is plenty to do. We can help to book or recommend your unforgettable experiences.

In & Around Picton

  • FREE! Discover Picton's lovely beach and waterfront under palms
  • FREE! Get soaked and take a swim at the beach 50 meters from Atlantis
  • FREE! Look down on Picton from the Hilltop Lookout
  • FREE! See the Picton harbour amazing night skyline from the Queen Charlotte Drive
  • FREE! Discover the town and surrounds on our bikes
  • Go abroad the historic ship "The Edwin Fox" built in 1857
  • Watch a movie in the cozy cinema at the foreshore
  • Enjoy fresh coffee at our local cafes near the foreshore
  • Admire our local sea life at EcoWorld Aquarium
  • Book a wine & food tour with tasting stop at wineries
  • Book a water taxi to Lochmara or any other beautiful location on the Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Do dolphin swims and dolphin watches
  • Watch seals, go sea kayaking, night kayaking, paragliding and much more - Just ask us!
  • Atlantis Backpackers has special deals for paragliding over Picton:
take off paragliding Picton
great view while paragliding Picton
take control yourself paragliding Picton

Walking & Hiking

  • Do the most popular activity around Picton: the Queen Charlotte Track - a one day or multi day walk (total 71kms long)
  • FREE! Go for a bush-walk to the dams
  • FREE! Night bush-walks along a river to see glow worms along the way
  • FREE! Discover all the scenic one day walking tracks to Bobs Bay, Snout Lookout, Waikawa Bay, Endeavour Park, and many more.

Water Activities

  • FREE! Go for a swim in Picton harbour at any time of the year!
  • Sail a model yacht on the foreshore
  • Sail on a real boat through the Sounds' Bays
  • Book a water taxi to Lochmara
  • Atlantis Backpackers guests get special deals for a sailing trip including night-kayaking, tracking, seeing fluorescence at night, sleeping on a sail boat - Just ask us!
picton sailing instructions
fun sailing in picton
dinner on boat after sailing

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We can help you to make arrangements for:


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Cancellation Policy

Two day notice: no charge. One day notice: half charge. Same day notice: full charge. No exceptions.

Howard and Sheira Hudson

Howard and Shiera Hudson

Hosts, Howard and Sheira Hudson sailed to Picton from the East Coast of the United States. After five years of life on the water, visiting 15 countries along the way, at last the earth beckoned. We have found ATLANTIS BACKPACKERS a poetic fit. With the knowledge gained from all the places we were privileged to discover as wanderers, we can now enhance the experience of our fellow joyous travelers.



Atlantis Backpackers

42 London Quay
Picton 7220
New Zealand


Free: 0800 4 A DORM (0800 42 3676)

Phone: +64 (0) 3 573 7390