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Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Three great nights at the Laughing Kiwi Backpackers! Welcoming hosts with heaps of local knowledge and willing to book our day trips for us. Cool! Cosy fire place in the big lounge and loved the huge kitchen set out well and so clean and tidy. Comfy beds, clean bathrooms etc. The outlook and surrounds are rural and lovely. Plenty of... More 

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Thank Kiwicouple009
Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers, responded to this review

Aww that's so nice thank-you for your lovely comments :) we are so happy you had a great stay with us, come visit again guys! - Trace More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We only stayed here for 2 nights but I wish it had been longer. The dorm room we stayed in was basic but modern. It was spotless and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom facilities were lovely and clean. The lounge area and kitchen were modern and very cosy. Everyone we met there including the staff were friendly and helpful.... More 

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

Thanks for your lovely comments :) visit any time! - Trace More 

South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This backpackers was fantastic! the hosts are really nice, Tracey the owner is lovely answering any questions and helping out with bookings. Our room was clean and comfortable with fresh sheets and a heater! there is a friendly atmosphere in the large lounge area and nice to see everyone talking, really close to the shops and town centre (2 minute... More 

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

Hi Annabelle, Thank-you for your lovely comment and staying with us :) safe travels visit again soon! - Trace More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights and rebooked for a further 2 because it is such a great place to stay. It's very clean throughout and plenty of room. Wifi was excellent which was great as I was also working at the time and needed a good connection. The owners are amazing very helpful and friendly our entire stay I recommend... More 

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Thank frank002016
Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Frank, what a lovely review we work hard to ensure our guests have a nice experience and I'm super happy you had a great stay :) it was lovely to meet you both I remember you mentioned you guys might come back with friends next year and stay with us, that would be fantastic! - Trace More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

They charge 5% to use a credit card!!! They make you take your shoes off which keeps there place very clean! And the "ultra fast" wifi is incredibly slow. No breakfast or dinner. And they are very strict about eating in your bedrooms. Unusual place.

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Thank Adam S
Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers, responded to this review

Hay Adam from NY.. Thank-you for your feed back, we give all our guests the opportunity during their stay to approach us with any issues or questions you may have so we can rectify any problems right then and there... A surcharge is common for credit card payments especially when we are offering such cheap rates, I recall we offered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

+ clean and comfortable dorms + lovely helpful owner + amazing kitchen/ lounge area, felt like I was at home! Great gas fire makes it really cosy + central location + great wifi - dorms could do with individual bed lamps, only one main room light in our 6 bed dorm. Overall we had a great stay and would definitely... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great hostel close to Abel Tasman national park. Staff were lovely and the kitchen facilities were great, Stayed in very clean room with a powerful shower. Close walk into town Would go back to stay!!

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Thank Jamesy1984
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

I spent 2 nights in that hostel and I just loved it! I immediately felt at home as soon as I arrived. The lady at the reception is just awesome and so helpful, always with the smile! The hostel is very clean and convenient, beds are comfy TV, comfy sofas, quiet place. Friendly, peaceful and family atmosphere, I definitely recommend... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Double room with ensuite is windowless airless and without basics you'd expect eg bed light overpriced - however it is conveniently located, has offstreet parking and was impeccably clean with quality bed linen Walls are paper thin so you hear people yawn - also surrounding rooms have many people in them definitely wouldn't recommend it for a couple, and more... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Really fantastic affordable backpackers, clean and close to amenities shopping, cafes it's right in the middle of town but quiet, friendly and helpful staff, good wifi. Would book again in a heart beat highly recommend to others.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

Address: 310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $33 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Laughing Kiwi Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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