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Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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Winnipeg, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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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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