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    Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

    310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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    • Excellent64%
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    • Average6%
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    • Terrible3%
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    “free wifi” (14 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (19 reviews)
    “dorm room” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

    This place is great! Stayed here and happy apple down the street. This place has a prime location, across the street from a supermarket, cafes nearby, close to Abel Tasman. We actually hitch hiked to Abel Tasman and back in a day. Facilities here are...More

    Thank Skcivkwkacy
    Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 22 March 2017

    Thanks for your review :) we have awesome guests! also thanks for the feed back we are super stoked you guys had a good stay, visit again soon. Travel safe - Trace

    Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

    All in the title! The laughing kiwi was clean, affordable, friendly, comfortable, had great wifi and other great facilities. It is in a great location just minutes away from town and the i-SITE so perfect for groceries or other needs. The owners are super friendly...More

    Thank Lucy R
    Response from Kiwis01, Manager at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 2 March 2017

    Hey Lucy thanks for your comment, I hope your travels are going well for you and no one at your next hostel yelled at you for using the phone ;) We're glad you like our place, we are always looking for things we can do...More

    Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

    We stayed just one night and we felt very confortable! The place is really nice and we slept very well! !! Everything is really clean! ! You have free wifi !! The staff is really friendly!! For sure We recommend you this place!!More

    Thank Diana G
    Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 2 March 2017

    Hi Diana thanks so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure hosting you guys last week. We're glad you appreciated how clean our place is. We work really hard to make sure the rooms and common areas are spotless. See you next time!...More

    Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

    The hostel was such a lovely change from the busy, overfilled and characterless hostels id previously stayed in - right from the start Matt and Tracey made me feel welcome. There is the use of a barbecue, a hot tub, (really fast!) free wifi, tea...More

    Thank Hattie W
    Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 21 February 2017

    Thanks Hattie we miss you already! it was a pleasure hosting you, see you soon if you pop back over for a visit :) safe travels- Trace

    Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

    We are a couple and stayed 2 nights in a share room, nice place, clean and quite. Nice space outdoor with BBQ facilities to enjoy the weather when nice and also a hot spa tub. The staff is very helpful.

    Thank Andrea D
    Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 20 February 2017

    Thank you Andrea! it's been a pleasure hosting you both :) - Trace

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Nelson-Tasman Region >
    • Motueka
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