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Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hostel for about two months while working and afterwards relaxing in lovely Motueka. As the hostel consists of three houses for about 40 guests max it was never too crowded. The facilities are very comfortable and so clean! As often its the small things that make the difference. They change towels and kitchen towels twice!!! a... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in July, it was quiet but really nice. Parking, good kitchen, nice lounge area with a fire place. The owners are very nice. And everything is SO clean, simply wonderful. Motueka isn't much, but it served us well as the gateway to Abel Tasman with good facilities (2 supermarkets, some shops). Would definitely recommend staying here!

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Winnipeg, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This review is a bit late as I stayed here a year ago, but this place was lovely!! My friend and I stayed here for about 5 weeks as we worked in the town. The beds were comfortable, the people friendly, and the kitchen was very easy to use. Would definitely recommend this for anyone travelling through motueka!

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Nelson, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The owners and staff were all very friendly and helpful. Free wifi and very hot spa pool. Warm clean rooms with blankets and towels provided. Would definitely recommend this hostel and stay here again.

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Oulu, Finland
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We made reservation 8 months ahead. I contacted the place couple weeks before arriving that everything was okay, it was. We arrived. We had a reservation for two women in a dorm for 4 people. We got two beds in dorm for 6 people and got no refund option was 4 people mixed dorm. The dorm smelled like it hadn't... More

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

Hello Annika Thankyou for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. Yes, you are right about the mix up with the booking you made 8 months previously, for a 4 bed female dorm. ( The room option you booked was removed at around the same time of your booking ). Even though it isn't always practicle to... More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

- 10 min walk from the city - No free wifi - For backpacker and older people - Barefoot policy - Good beds - Friendly staff - Clean - Enough space and equipement in the kitchen - Small size hostel - Stayed 1 night - I will be here again.

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

Thankyou for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here, but are sorry to hear that you where unable to use the FREE UNLIMITED WIFI we offer to all guests. If you had let us know you where having trouble, we would have been able to help you. The wifi is FREE... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Address: 310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
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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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