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Lazy Cow Backpackers

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37 Waller St, Murchison, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Beautiful, friendly, clean, bright, warm. The owners are very friendly, she is an amaaazing cook. They actually have a little restaurant next to the hostel with a delicious menu that they change every month I think. Also they bake muffins and cakes all the time, first piece is free! They have a lot of puzzles and games, dvds, book exchange,... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were travelling as a group of 5 and decided to stay over in murchison for a night to break up the journey down south. We phoned up on the day of arrival and they were happy to help. Our room was very clean, warm and comfortable. Electric blankets were provided but were not needed as it was so cosy... More

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Being a hostel owner and manager myself I can be pretty fuzzy about other hostels. This place however is just great. It's small, intimate, clean and indeed very cozy with a great kitchen and lounge. The managers and owners are friendly and welcomming. The only thing that I disliked was that I couldn't sample their restaurant as it was closed... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed in the Clover room which had a double + single ensuite for $84 which was higher than the other BBHs we stayed in which also had better facilities. Our room was large, with a DVD player in room. I don't know how many people stay there but the kitchen looked pretty small, although it was well-equipped. They had... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

- Nice staff/owners - In town/village - No free wifi - Small hostel - Cozy - Clean but the bathroom can be more clean - Good beds, 6 beds per room - Free piece of homemade cake - Small but well equipped kitchen - Old house - Stayed 1 night - I will be here again

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Had a wonderful stay at the Lazy Cow, with a warm welcome from our hosts Christine and Ryan adding to the friendly atmosphere.. Great food, lovely comfortable room, helpful and attentive staff...bast backpackers so far!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Very warmly welcomed by the new staff, they are right for the job. I very quickly felt at home. Since the other guests were welcomed warmly, they were very hospitable to me, too. I liked my bedroom -Daisy with a bathroom right next door, although new carpets and more modern decor would greatly enhance it. I was very pleased to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Really loved our time at the Lazy Cow, from the warm welcome from Ryan and Christine, to the free and unbelievably delicious cake aswell as the puzzles and DVDs to chill out with, couldn't ask for more in a hostel. We had passed through Murchison before not knowing much about the place but once we decided to stay here at... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Lazy Cow Back Packers and Cafe - its really worth going out of your way for. We had a lovely room leading on to the deck which included an en suite bathroom. The chocolate cake was delicious and a really treat to have with a late lunch. However the best was yet to come - dinner at the cafe... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Most people probably use Murchison as a stopover just as I did. The more suprising it is to find such a gem there! The Lazy Cow is nice and clean and offers a HUGE bathroom (which is fairly rare at hostels) with lovely owners.

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Address: 37 Waller St, Murchison, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison

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