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Lazy Cow Backpackers

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this wee backpackers in an ensuite room called Clover out the back of the property. It’s a wee gem! It’s lovely and clean, the food in the restaurant next door “Cow Shed” was fantastic and the staff were just...More

Thank essy87
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There’s nothing that would stop me from using this place, but it’s not great. For a one night stay, it was fine, but it’s the little things that get you: Not enough showers; shower/bath dirty and cobwebs with dead flies in them. Beds were comfortable...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Stayed one night on my way from Golden Bay down to Punakaiki Rocks. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms tidy with very comfortable and cosy beds. Kitchen was very well equipped and even had communal cooking oil and seasoning but ideally would have liked...More

Thank LouiseShawface
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Very noisey right beside a truck stop which has trucks parking up all night with their radios blaring. Busy road all night with trucks so loud they shake the house. The room was so hot I had to leave the only tiny window open which...More

Thank spookikiwi
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to stay at if you need a stop between Christchurch and Nelson. There was a restaurant next to the house, there is a supermarket in town as well as a bar across the road. All you need after a day of car driving!...More

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"don't go for the family room - get the 4 bed dorm for peace and fresh air!"
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"If you can afford the upgrade the double ensuite is in fact a small studio,"
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"Take the en-suite if it suits your budget!"
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"You may even get the dorm room to yourself like we did."
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