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Happy Apple Backpackers

Traveller (11)
Dining (2)
Room & Suite (1)
Ratings and reviews
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pool table”(9 reviews)
“common areas”(3 reviews)
“twin room”(4 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
2 Star Hotel
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Location and contact
500 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
25.7 km to Nelson Airport
10 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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All reviewspool tablecommon areastwin roomminute showerfree bikesvolleyball courtlarge kitchenvideo gamesnew zealandbig gardennice place to stayabel tasman national parkthank you so muchcomfortable bedsplenty of spacejanethostel
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This place has everything you need and is clean and comfortable. There is plenty of space for camping with tents, parking for cars. They have loads of entertainment including tv in room (we booked a double), table football, pool table, dart board, basketball hoop. It’s...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We stay one night on our way to the Abel Tasman park. The place offer only shared bathrooms. The rooms are tiny but clean. The whole facility is very clean and even so there are many youth backpacker there are no parties and no load...More

Thank sxa1995
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I loved the Happy Apple! It is the best hostel in New Zealand I have stayed in, with free bike hire and amazing facilities. The owner takes very good care of all of his guests and makes you feel welcome. The outside area is a...More

Thank Natasha0606
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The owners are very friendly, with tips on what to do in the area and gave great help and advise on buying my car. The hostel itself has probably the best kitchen of any I have stayed in in New Zealand with ample fridge and...More

Thank ConspicuousBrit
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

The hostel is really nice and clean. It has a huge and beautiful garden, kitchen and a game and tv room. Is always clean and tidy. The managers sometimes were really nice and sometimes not nice at all and rude. They have many rules, which...More

Thank lucilalilu
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Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Price range
US$35 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Also Known As
Happy Apple Backpackers Motueka, New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman
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Traveller (11)
Dining (2)
Room & Suite (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Room Tips
"don't pay extra for the privet bathroom! don't worth it!"
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"Do not book through WotIf!!!"
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"Ask for a large room with no long term people!"
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"If you want a double room and light sleepers don't sleep opposite the toilets. The doors are a bit squeaky"
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