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White Elephant Backpacker

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great hostel this is! We've stayed here with two small children in a unit at the garden. And it was perfect! The garden is lovely and Pam and Rex are so welcoming and friendly! The unit wasn't really big, but big enough for us (including an extra stretcher bed) and had a fridge, heater, shower and toilet. The...

Thank PaulG78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mate and I recently spent two weeks in a cabin at the white elephant. Our accomodation for a fishing trip. What a great place! The facilities are well keep with modern appliances in the kitchen and plentiful supplies of kitchenware. A great living room with a pool table and a good bunch of travellers staying there. It's great to...

Thank Burga10
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can not overstate how amazing this hostel experience was. Very beautiful and clean, good wifi and AMAZING staff. I left something behind by mistake and they shipped it to me overnight, cannot thank you guys enough! By far my favorite hostel in New Zealand, highly recommend

Thank emilylaraderrick
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Set in a stunning orchard this place really was a delight. Shared facilities were of a high standard and everyone was friendly. The only thing I could fault was that the cleanliness was slightly below par- lots of dead insects around the windows in the double room that I stayed in but I can't say that affected my stay! I'd...

Thank Ellie S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in an ensuite room which was clean and of good size and in a quiet location on the site. The hostel provides a good range of cooking facilities and utensils. We are a mature couple but the hostel owners were particularly caring of the young backpackers who were staying with them. They are willing to organise and book...

Thank Phillippo007
Apple Valley
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stayed here 3 nights. Had a very clean private room with bathroom & shower for a great rate. Had a nice little outside area that we could relax, read, and nosh at. Had dishes, cups, etc and a kettle, tea and coffee in our room. Nice touch! Lots of fruit trees. Lots of people staying here but felt quiet...

Thank CalGal63
Paris, France
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Pams and her husband are lovely guests, theY have a quiet and comfy hostel. The terrace is enjoyable in summer and the kitchen spacious and well equipped I slept into my tent in the garden, and I could use all the facilities I would love to stay again !

Thank Slnonclouds
WhiteElephantM0tueka, Owner at White Elephant Backpacker, responded to this review

We would love to have you come back and stay.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had our own en suite chalet in the garden which had a covered veranda out the front so could enjoy the outside even when it was raining. The kitchen was well organised and the owners had good control of the facilities and accommodation. Quite a young clientele who were very friendly and chatty. Definitely recommend this one.

Thank Lesley L
WhiteElephantM0tueka, Owner at White Elephant Backpacker, responded to this review

Im so pleased you enjoyed your stay . and to hear we have such lovely young guests

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We’ve been in the en-suite bungalows in this wonderful garden - clean, modern and in good condition. The distance to the main building makes it very peaceful and saves you from the noise over there, as the guests in the main building were always in action.

Thank Tom K
WhiteElephantM0tueka, Owner at White Elephant Backpacker, responded to this review

Thank you .We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay

Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very clean! I was shocked with how clean it was. Very nice and cosy, spacious rooms, good price! (25$). The owner is lovely, and extremely helpful! Also they have 3 dogs and 2 cats so that's a good bonus too.

Thank 37halel
WhiteElephantM0tueka, Owner at White Elephant Backpacker, responded to this review

Thank you We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Base yourself in this friendly Motueka backpackers and lodge while you visit New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park & the Tasman and Nelson regions.Come and enjoy this elegant homestead or our new accommodation units with private bathroom and verandas, nestled in this Motueka backpackers’ mature garden setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Elephant Backpacker

Address: 55, Whakarewa Street | Tasman, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $43 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ensuite bungalow is the way to go if you are a couple.”
CalGal63, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the ensuite cabins at the end of the lovely garden are the best!”
tekohune, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Limited free wifi”
SunKissingMoon, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Private units in the garden are lovely.”
ozcan123, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The rooms in the garden are more quiet and private, but the doorms have a lot of space too.”
302heikel, 16 Jan 2014 | Read review
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