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Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The first time we stayed at the laughing kiwi we were in a lovely double room in the front house. The kitchen was small but everywhere was really clean and towels were provided. They state that there is free 'unlimited WiFi' but it was actually only 750 megabytes each. Still enough for us, but not technically unlimited. Service was great... More

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This hostel has free wifi, small buildings that separate dorms (each has it's own kitchen and communal area), clean bathrooms and kitchens and a proper clothes line! There is also off street parking and The owners are helpful. Definitely recommended.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Honestly one of the cleanest hostels I've seen. The bathrooms were flawless. The double room was a bit small, and with not much more than a bed, but the shared areas were great. The staff couldn't have been any friendlier. They helped us with activities, bookings, restaurants and everything we needed. The only complain was that our room was very... More

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Brevard, North Carolina
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130 reviews 130 reviews
34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had an ensuite room in the the newer building in the rear. It had a spacious and pleasant lounge/dining/kitchen area. It was very convenient to shopping, being centrally located, and to Abel Tasman National Park, where we took a cruise along the shore the next day. I really can't think of any negatives. The only thing was that we... More

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Oak Harbor, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Had a great time the few nights I stayed here! It's located right off the main street in Motueka, but I stayed in the house in the back next to the kiwi orchard and it felt like I was out in the countryside which was wonderful. The kitchen, living room, and bathrooms were all fairly spacious. The dorm rooms were... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

It sounded great and looked nice but it took us ages to get checked in (reception area can fit all of two people in there so expect to wait outside), our private room had no plug sockets in there (seriously!), despite a voucher for about 20mb of wifi neither myself or my girlfriend could connect anywhere around the hotel. The... More

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Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Johnny As with all reviews, we do take on board constructive critisism. In response to your comment about having to wait to be checked in, unfortunately you arrived. At the same time as several other guests. Even if our check in area was larger, we can still only check in guests one or two at a time. Most people... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

my family stayed in 'the 3 bedroom bach' out the back of the backpackers. it was very clean and very quiet as it is off the main road and backs onto a kiwi fruit orchard so no noisy neighbours . it is in walking distance to town, and the supermarket is just across the street. it was reasonably priced as... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Was a fun place to stay. Awesome staff who were more than happy to tell us about all the things we could and told us about the Sunday market. Comfortable warm rooms which was fantastic considering it was in the middle of winter

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13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Well appointed, there are 2 separate buildings. We opted for the 'older' of the 2. The kitchen was well equipped and very clean. With free tea coffee etc. The open plan dining/lounge was great for unwinding after our Abel Tasman adventure. The heating is on a timer but is brilliant for warming up. There is also sky tv and free... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The room and kitchen were impressively clean, the location was easy to all the shops, bank and grocery. The walls are paper thin which made it difficult to sleep. The owner/manager (not sure) was not particularly welcoming and quite rude with my questions. But in general it turned out to be an ok place to stay.

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Also Known As:
Laughing Kiwi Backpackers Motueka, New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman
Address: 310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty lodging in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Laughing Kiwi, provides clean affordable accommodation in the heart of Motueka,close to supermarket, restaurants,shops etc. The Backpacker Lodge & Villa have Double, Double Ensuite, Twin & share room options available. All houses have well equipped kitchens, homely lounges & outdoor areas.FREE Wifi, Spa Pool & BBQ. The Laughing Kiwi Backpackers in Motueka, provides both hostel & motel type accommodation with FREE wifi. Just a short drive to the Abel Tasman National Park and a few minutes walk to supermarket, shops, cafes & banks. With its range of clean comfortable accommodation options, a great place to stay, to explore the Abel Tasman, Nelson and Golden Bay areas. ... more   less 
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