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Eden's Edge Backpackers Lodge

137 Lodder Lane | Riwaka, Motueka RD3, New Zealand
Eden's Edge Backpackers Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very peacefull spot. We booked a double room with ensuit, and got a very big and comfortable one. The place is like a small "Kibbutz" for Israelies. Well Equipped and clean kitchen. We had a hard time saying goodbye to the lovely hostess - Roz, with wich we had a very interesting evening talk about New Zealand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of six bikepackers spent two nights here bookending a sea kayak trip to Abel Tasman. All I can say is WOW. We bikepacked all over the South Island of New Zealand and this place was a true gem. The proprietors seem to have studied on ways to make the place comfortable and are so friendly and helpful. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

After staying at Eden's Edge no other backpackers will ever compare. Liz and Chris are incredibly kind, helpful, knowledgeable and keep Eden's Edge looking like The Garden of Eden. If you are planning a visit to the Abel Tasman area I highly recommend to stay here! Will hopefully be back next year!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A luxery accomodation relativley new located out of town center of Motueka in a more rural area. The room was wide and comfort , so was the longue with the library .The owners ( a couple ) were very helpfull in answering my questions about attractions around. The guest were from all ages. I liked this place very much. One... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The location well out of Motueka makes it necessary to have a car, but if you do that isn’t a problem (actually closer to Abel Tasman), and the location is quiet and fairly picturesque. They have put some work into the yard, there is plenty of parking, the lounge is filled with big comfortable couches, the outside terraces are very... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Staying in Motueka wasn’t originally on the itinerary I created for my travel mates and myself, so it’s funny we actually spent more time there than in any other part of NZ at this stage. While the Eden’s Edge doesn’t lie within the town but a bit outside (a car comes in handy, but pick-ups by the owner should be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Charming, comfortable, friendly, clean, rustic, relaxing... strongly recommended! The fact that it's approximately 5km from the town is not a disadvantage: it means it's in the countryside and only determined travellers will get there... no noisy backpackers!!! Fully equipped kitchen, tv room and communal area. They have a bbq, swimming pool (not ready in November), picnic tables, bikes, etc. Our... More 

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

While driving around in motueka we ended up here. A little beautiful place with a magnificent view of the surroundings! Liz the owner was the best. She maked us really feel special. Great room, awesome sitting room and kitchen, and the best garden with a view on the Abel Tasman np! Everything clean and great! A must stay while in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed here our first two nights in New Zealand and it was our first stay in a backpackers. I loved the location. It was only 45 min from the Nelson airport. It was 4 km north of Motueka, where there was a Warehouse and New World and Countdown supermarkets to pick up food and supplies and was close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This was our favorite accommodation experience during our 4-week tour through New Zealand. My husband and I did not book ahead, so we took the only beds that were left: Two bunks in a 4-bed dorm. The room was very clean; beds were comfortable; and our Taiwanese roommates were wonderful. The kitchen is brand new, with beautiful views of the... More 

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