We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 7 Murchison accommodations

Lazy Cow Backpackers

You added Lazy Cow Backpackers to your Saves list
37 Waller St, Murchison, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Lazy Cow Backpackers
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Murchison
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Murchison, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hostel, very welcoming and generous hosts. A homely cosy place with very good facilities, rooms spotless. Lovely terrace and gardens. Excellent home made cake. Kitchen dining and living rooms well equipped. Lots of games, books, DVDs etc. good place to relax. There's also a restaurant open Wednesday to Saturday which the locals told us was the best place to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotorua, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at the Lazy Cow rather happened as a necessity on the long drive from Nelson to Karamea, and as we had a few days in our schedule before starting to walk the Heaphy Track, we decided to stay one night in the Cow and were quite pleased with what we found! It turned out to be a super-tidy, cosy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We were just passing through for a night but had a great time. It may be partly because there were only 5 of us there, but the place was just lovely and homely, comfy cooking, dining and living areas, with a great selection of DVDs, games and jigsaws for the lazy evenings. Owners are very chilled out and approachable. V... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have stayed in lots of hostels in New Zealand and this is by far the most welcoming i have visited. The weather wasn't great but the fire was roaring and i was made to feel at home straight away. Its super clean and tidy and it is very hard to leave! I was lucky enough to try the new... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Arrived to a comfy sitting room with squishy sofas and hundreds of dvds. Comfy beds, free homemade cupcakes, lovely jacuzzi bath and really friendly owners - perfect stay . the cow theme is humorous, with plenty of quirky things to keep you amused.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelson, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blenheim, New Zealand
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Lazy Cow Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lazy Cow Backpackers

Address: 37 Waller St, Murchison, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Number of rooms: 6

19 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (5)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (14)
Dining (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
View from room (1)
Other (11)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay