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Lazy Cow Backpackers

37 Waller St, Murchison, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Freising, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Lazy Cow might just be the main attraction of tiny Murchison: as hotels go, this one is the best so far, and the chances that I will like another one better are really small. Like Murchison itself, the hostel is small. In fact, it obviously used to be someone's home that has been converted to a hostel. It is... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had the only remaining room available for us as we were a late check in - the double with en suite. Up to the highest standard of a top motel. Loved the cake and the outlook. Ali was helpful and friendly.

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Great hostel, super comfy with all the features of home (and the best wood burning stove) and a real homely feel to it. It is very different to some of the huge hostels you stay at around NZ and therefore much more personable. The owners are great and super friendly, cannot recommend it enough!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Unplanned stop on the way to Nelson; Murchison held little promise but hope springs from the most unexpected of places. Welcoming staff and a beautiful room with warm colours, wicked electric blankets, and wonderful furnishings. The kitchen was full of cow-character, the dining room covered in cow drawings and the lounge offering more puzzles than any mind could truly comprehend.... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

This was my favourite hostel out of all we stayed at in NZ. The bathrooms were not brand new but they were conveniently situated and clean. We liked the room, kitchen, living room and the terrace very much. The atmospehere was family and friendly and the place felt very cosy. We bought eggs from for breakfast that were just collected... More

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

A comfortable stay for my husband and daughter and I. Clean. Well equipped kitchen. Restaurant onsite if desired or 2 others within walking distance. As Hostel stays go, this was a good one. Would recommend and stay again.

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Address: 37 Waller St, Murchison, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
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Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Murchison

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