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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

+ clean and comfortable dorms + lovely helpful owner + amazing kitchen/ lounge area, felt like I was at home! Great gas fire makes it really cosy + central location + great wifi - dorms could do with individual bed lamps, only one main room light in our 6 bed dorm. Overall we had a great stay and would definitely...

Thank Becki S
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Great hostel close to Abel Tasman national park. Staff were lovely and the kitchen facilities were great, Stayed in very clean room with a powerful shower. Close walk into town Would go back to stay!!

Thank Jamesy1984
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I spent 2 nights in that hostel and I just loved it! I immediately felt at home as soon as I arrived. The lady at the reception is just awesome and so helpful, always with the smile! The hostel is very clean and convenient, beds are comfy TV, comfy sofas, quiet place. Friendly, peaceful and family atmosphere, I definitely recommend...

Thank Carole L
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Double room with ensuite is windowless airless and without basics you'd expect eg bed light overpriced - however it is conveniently located, has offstreet parking and was impeccably clean with quality bed linen Walls are paper thin so you hear people yawn - also surrounding rooms have many people in them definitely wouldn't recommend it for a couple, and more...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Really fantastic affordable backpackers, clean and close to amenities shopping, cafes it's right in the middle of town but quiet, friendly and helpful staff, good wifi. Would book again in a heart beat highly recommend to others.

Thank missbond77
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We hadn't booked anywhere to stay in Motueka after a day's kayaking around Abel Tasman and panicked a little bit, so gave this place a shot as it was on the main road and said they had vacancies. Turns out it was one of the best hostels we've stayed in! The woman at the reception was so lovely and made...

Thank chelseafleming
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed for three nights in this little yha hostel. The facilities (kitchen and bathroom) were very clean and seemed to be maintained and checked regularly. However, the kitchen seemed a little ill equipped and mismatched and there was no oven. The bedrooms were spacious but we found the beds were oddly arranged. As a couple we found it okay but...

Thank JessMack12
New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night and everything was nice and clean. The staff is very friendly and the kitchen is full of useful thing. It's close of the city centre (so if you came in bus it's very handy). For the price I paid (29 dollars in a room with 5 people) is more than I can imagine. I totally recommend...

Thank mecheverrialara
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in a private room with an ensuite in the backpackers lodge at the rear of the property. Room was clean and comfy. Communal kitchen and lounge rooms were clean and tidy. Only negatives: 1. The room was a little bit stuffy and could do with a fan (as there are no windows in the room...

Thank Larsie_R
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Me and a friend stayed here for one night and enjoyed our evening there. We were greeted by a lovely couple who run the hostel shortly before reception closed. We paid a little extra and had a private room but it was still relatively cheap. The wifi in the hostel was free, showers were warm and the lounge/kitchen area had...

Thank Davebrannen8

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Laughing Kiwi, provides clean affordable accommodation in the heart of Motueka,close to supermarket, restaurants,shops etc. The Backpacker Lodge & Villa have Double, Double Ensuite, Twin & share room options available. All houses have well equipped kitchens, homely lounges & outdoor areas.FREE Wifi, Spa Pool & BBQ. The Laughing Kiwi Backpackers in Motueka, provides both hostel & motel type accommodation with FREE wifi. Just a short drive to the Abel Tasman National Park and a few minutes walk to supermarket, shops, cafes & banks. With its range of clean comfortable accommodation options, a great place to stay, to explore the Abel Tasman, Nelson and Golden Bay areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

Address: 310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $27 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Laughing Kiwi Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“if you want a bottom bunk phone and ask for one - even if you booked online.”
 of 5 bubbles mattywatson79, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Back Lodge overlooks a kiwi fruit orchard. Front lodge has great deck for lounging and cooking up a BBQ. All rooms well appointed”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwicouple009, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All is great, no complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles frank002016, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“if you're staying there as to see the room you're going to be in first”
 of 5 bubbles onenightvisitor, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We booked 4 rooms and all were great! no complaints at all, any room is fine.”
 of 5 bubbles missbond77, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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