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Happy Apple Backpackers

500 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean double room with TV. Very friendly guy checking us in and chatting each day remembering what you said you were doing. Great social areas. Spa pool, lots of outdoor seating and clean, large kitchen. Bathrooms were kept clean. Would go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place a little out of Motueka. Big and tidy kitchen. We stayed in dorms which were great. The room were also tidy and the beds were comfortable. We didn't have a car but we could borrow some bikes when we wanted to go to town, really nice.

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Thank Katrineschmidtm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Following a comfortable stay I have just been informed by my booking agency that i have been charged $20 for a late check-out when the room was checked out before 10am as requested. As I was waiting to be picked up for a skydive I sat on a chair and waited for half hour. I do not see this as... More 

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Thank Thom K
Janet G, Owner at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

Our policy is very clear, latest check out is 10am and there is a charge of $10pp for using the facilities after this time. This guest requested a late check out because they said they had washing on the clothes line and they wished to wait for it to dry. There was no mention of a sky dive. They eventually... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This was one of the most fun backpackers to stay at, met the most lovely and talented bunch of people. The couple looking after the place is friendly and warm as long as you don't make noise at night ! I can't say the bathrooms were at their hygienic best and I did have issues with the five-minute hot water... More 

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good staff.Clean room.I enjoyed the big garden.Stayed there for a few weeks.Eco friendly hostel, with free wifi, big kitchen with dinning area.Fire place in the lounge area was very cosy.You get a good value for your money.

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Thank ines g
New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Had a quick stay here before continuing into the Abel Tasman. Staff were great as I wasn't going to arrive until midnight but they emailed me the lock details and organised with the girls already in my dorm room to keep the door unlocked. Good value for what you pay. I was able to check out just before reception opened.... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Friendly family-run , clean rooms, large kitchen for self cooking with all facilities large open garden, eating sitting chatting and relaxasion space in the yard. free bicycle to tour the city, the beach and around Outside the big city and close to tasman park, better solution as base-point than Nelson

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Great facilities and rooms with plenty of space. Fires in main rooms and lovely and cosy. Friendly staff and great advice on local area. Kitchen could do with a bit more space for the number of people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and got a twin room as you get 10% discount for more than one night so ended up being similar price to a dorm. Rooms and beds were warm and comfortable. Nice grassy areas outside to lay around in the sun. Owners were friendly. Short drive to the national park. Would stay again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two weeks while looking for work in the region. The hostel corridor smelled quite strange and the rooms were cold and not really comfi. The bed was one of the worst we've slept during our travels. The owners seemed nice but one problem was that the cleaning of the bathrooms was done by other backpackers. They... More 

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Janet G, Owner at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

Happy Apple was closed from June 2014 until September 2014, but it seems you stayed here during that time? Please contact us about this review, we need more information. Thank you. Janet and Bill More 

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