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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best backpackers where I have stayed in New Zealand so far. Spent 2 nights there. Comfy, interesting guests, high quality movie collection, and especially a staff that takes great care of the guests with a lot of little extras: 1 free muffin when you arrive; cookie jar; milk powder; 1 free beer for me when I arrived...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Homestyle backpackers to spent a night. All things alright,home-feel living room. clean and comfy bathroom, kitchen condition is fine and got all things you needed, but remember to wash the utensils before using, as not everyone clean it thoroughly.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as a stopover before heading to the ferry in Picton in the morning. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the rooms were very clean, pretty and prices are good too! They offered free tea and coffee as well as a free chocolate muffin each which can never be a bad thing right?;) We had to...

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Thank Liane P
Otago Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Clean room with bathroom. Good rates and they supplied towels and bedding, which was a plus as we were travelling by motorbike. Owners very friendly and helpful. Was very busy place due to traffic being detour due to earthquake a week earlier at Kaikoura.

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Due to closure of highway 1, we drove through Murchinson. And how lucky we did. Charming place, plenty to do but the best find was Lazy Cow. The double ensuite was fantastic. Cozy and funky. Phil and the staff were great. Friendly and welcoming. Hot drinks and cake on arrival. Kitchen,living area and dining room perfect. Although we were on...

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Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for two weeks and I must say that this is the coziest hostel I've ever been so far. Very clean and organized. Well supplied kitchen. Free yummy muffin/cake on your arrival. Nice fireplace. Lots of movies to watch. Wonderful deck to hang out and bathroom with a spa tub. The owner Phil and Ali are very accommodating...

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Thank Ryshel
New Zealand
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Lazy Cow was awesome. We stayed two nights there in the winter time, which means the place was really quiet, with just one or two other guests in the house. The large stove keeps the place super warm (too warm to my standards, but most people love tropical temperatures) and makes it real cozy to hang out in the...

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Thank Yalakom
Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

It was wet&dark.It just happen we found this place.From outside it doesn't look interesting but the moment I enter I could tell,this will be great stop for us.Warm welcome,clean, comfortable,neat,just everything u need on your holiday.100% recommend 👍

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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Perfect! Very comfortable, tidy and friendly place! Have informations about what's good to do around! A lot of games for rainy days! I recommend! The best backpackers that I've been in my life! Very good!

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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

A great choice for pre OGR accommodation. We took advantage of the OGR package. The meal was fantastic, as was breakfast. Ali and Phil were terrific hosts. Very relaxed and helpful. The accomodation is tidy and clean. Plenty of supplies available in Murchison, well stocked four square across the road.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

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Address: 37 Waller Street, Murchison, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Number of rooms: 6
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“If you can afford the upgrade the double ensuite is in fact a small studio,”
 of 5 bubbles 423jonr, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take the en-suite if it suits your budget!”
 of 5 bubbles E7532ZWjohnb, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“You may even get the dorm room to yourself like we did.”
 of 5 bubbles Antonia5521, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“I wouldn't recommend the first dorm room on the right because it gets a bit noisy in the morning, as it's located right next to the door and to reception. Still a cozy and clean room!”
 of 5 bubbles calendulaaa, 24 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We got the Ambrosia room. Verry nice.”
 of 5 bubbles jadiejuju, 6 May 2013 | Read review
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