The Grapevine - Accommodation for the buget minded traveller

Grapevine - Working Backpackers and Traveller Accommodation in the heart of Marlborough

Working Backpackers and Traveller Accommodation in the heart of Marlborough

The Grapevine Backpackers
Blenheim’s Premier Working Hostel

29 Park Terrace
7201 Blenheim

Phone (03)5786062 or 022 379 0080
Accommodation at The Grapevine

Accommodation for the budget minded traveler

For nearly 30 years The Grapevine has been welcoming backpackers to their door. Only a 12 minute walk from the Blenheim town centre and located alongside the banks of the tranquil Opawa River, travellers young and old have enjoyed the quiet laid back homely style ambience of our 120 year old Marlborough house.

We offer a variety of accommodation

New owners since 2018, Karen, Leanne and John do their best to ensure that you have a comfortable and memorable stay.

The room styles we offer are:

  • Double and Twin Rooms - with communal bathrooms
  • Four bed share rooms - For travellers who prefer fewer room-mates
  • Female-Only 4-bed share room - A great option for females new to dorm-style accommodation
  • Larger dorm rooms with unique 3 tier bunks. To offer our guests the best privacy, each bunk comes with own light and curtain
  • A separate house (maximum of 12 guests) for those who prefer a quieter atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the main hostel. Ideal for longer-term guests undertaking seasonal work in the region.

All of our dorm rooms have lockers available for securing valuables.


  1. Double, twin or triple roomDouble, twin or triple room
  2. Large double/twin or family roomLarge double/twin or family room
  3. The smaller share room have four bedsFour bed share
  4. Dorm roomDorm room
  5. Our largest double roomLarge double room

Guest Facilities

We provide a fully equipped kitchen so you can prepare your own meals. Catch up on your laundry with a free washing machine and coin operated dryer. Both are available to our guests 24 hours.

Should you wish to relax or meet fellow travelers head to the TV lounge or the communal verandah. Or use the BBQ deck overlooking the Opawa river.

  1. The dining roomThe dining room
  2. The kitchenThe kitchen
  3. Lounge TV roomLounge TV room
  4. VerandahVerandah
  5. Main hallway with plenty of information about activities, attractions and work in the vinyardsMain hallway