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Hat Trick Lodge Backpackers' Hostel

25 Wallace Street, Motueka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice, clean and quiet place in quiet village. Everything is there including wifi. Free for a hour and then you have to pay big bucks. I think for the price you pay it should be completely free. I think the hostel is a little bit over priced. The staff is very friendly!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant 2-night stay here in a six bed dorm room. The hostel is clean, friendly and well equipped though is perhaps lacking a tv room (there is a tv in the kitchen/lounge but it's really too small to watch). The hosts were lovely, accommodating and genuinely helpful which was great, and Motueka itself is a fantastic base... More 

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Thank Syphillis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent place and great location for exploring Abel Tasman. Clean rooms and toilets / showers and value for money. Improvements could be included wifi and also room was right next to smoking area which another guest decided to get up at 5am and have a phone conversation which woke me up. Shame. Aside from this, would recommend as a base... More 

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Thank Jeff W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location in Motueka just off the main street in the middle of town. Also next to the local pub which was cool. We stayed in a clean double room on the ground floor with a private bathroom ahead of our Abel Tasman tramp. My partner and I did find it to be quite loud at night due due to... More 

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Thank hmillsnz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We have been travelling to NZ for the past 6 years and have done 8 trips - we have stayed at the Hat Trick Lodge many times and sometimes even on one trip we will ride to Motueka more than once. The backpackers is great - location round the corner from the main street, across the road from the Isite... More 

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Thank Fiona F
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I felt very comfortable there it was really cozy. The managers were very nice. I was joining a friend there and when I couldn't find her they genuinely helped me in tracking her down. When I forgot to tell them I was staying a second day I wasn't overly bothered they were very pleasant and patient in reminding me. Thumbs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I was welcomed with a nice and genuine smile (that is actually not common in many backpackers'). The room and other facilities were very clean. This is a quite place to rest after a long bus journey:)! Good point: the backpackers is located just in front of the naked bus station! Which is awesome when you carry heavy bag! I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Sorry to write this but since I work in hospitality myself and the whole business is all about, well, hospitality, I must criticize the rule of closing the kitchen at 10am. Some guests were making breakfast pancakes, some chatting and we were finishing breakfast when the owner yelled all of us to leave the kitchen since it would be closed... More 

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hatrick2015, Owner at Hat Trick Lodge Backpackers' Hostel, responded to this review

We ask people to leave the kitchen at 10am ready for our cleaning staff to clean so the facilities are ready for the next guests More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

This place is really really clean and good located. The whole hostel isnt that big, so its very quiet and perfect for holidays. There is a free parking just behind the hostel if you need it. We stayed only for one night in an 6 beds dorm, where we had a great sleep in confortable and warm beds. The showers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was my first time in a back packers for years, and it was a really good experience. I had a single room with it's own bathroom, but the dorms and shared facilities looked good and well positioned. I liked that it was not too noisy. The communal areas were comfortable and clean, with good kitchen facilities. I got the... More 

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