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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasant and clean youth hostel with charming owner (Janet) and staff (Jared and Bill). The rooms are a bit small but there are so many nice other places that, in the end, it's not really important. The garden is very big and you can play volley ball and table tennis. In the lounge, you can play pool, video games or...

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Janet G, Manager at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us, we enjoyed having you! We here at the Happy Apple wish you all the best on your journey and hope you have safe and adventurous travels. Cheers, Everyone here at the Happy Apple

Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The facilities are what you can expext from a budget accomodation (ok but worn out kitchen, uncomfortable beds etc). The outside area is quite nice. But what drags down the overall experience is that one of the staff members (owner?) has a really bad attitude. Makes you feel like you're under constant surveillance. Would not recommend staying here.

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Janet G, Manager at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

I am terribly sorry you feel this way, and have written you privately to see what we can do to rectify this for the future.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for a few nights with my friend over the new year period and I believe we got the last few beds as it was fully booked. This place was awesome - in particular the friendliness of the staff (a great American guy who did such things as immediately change a light bulb when it was pointed out...

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Janet G, Manager at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Happy Apple, and I wish you safe travels on your journey and adventures ahead!

Paihia, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel itself is clean, but I had a really bad experience with the guy checking in. Otherwise, slightly messy with people all over the place and there are very few power outlets for computers/chargers. Kitchen busy at all times, fridges are packed to the brim, and I couldn't find a good knife. Showers only run for 5 minutes (as...

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Janet G, Owner at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

Your experience with our staff member needs to be addressed promptly and privately. Not in a public forum. Could you please email or call me with the details urgently. Contact details on our website. There are oodles of power outlets here at Happy Apple, most under utilised. Private skype room has +8 and there are more in the lounge and...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This backpackers was a great find. Perfect location for access to the AbelTasman National Park. Great facilities, clean and tidy and friendly staff! They have Volley ball l, table tennis, hot tub, pool table games console, huge lounge area and massive kitchen. Ample dining space and a veggie patch!! Very cool all round. We would definitely stay again. :)

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Very good hostel, good size kitchen, owner is very friendly, has a pool table, TV room, best part for me is it has loads of open space, bbq, hot spa, even have a big green backyard where you could just enjoy the sun. Staying here make me feel very comfortable and relax, so different from other hostel.

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Janet G, Owner at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

We try hard to provide clean and comfortable accommodation for all travelers and feel fortunate to live in these beautiful grounds.

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

W stayed in a dorm room here earlier this month, staff at check in were very welcoming. It's a happy place. Nice big grounds and warm colourful outdoor courtyard. There is a good large kitchen and a large lounge and a pool table. Good location staff organised a bus into the National Park for us. They dropped us back at...

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Janet G, Owner at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for staying and hope you had a wonderful time exploring our beautiful country.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Double room had private TV, bedroom small but grounds and facilities are right up there. Caring owners, great common areas, sunny deck...and free WIFI! There are bikes available free to take to town. Located beside a really good cycle way to beach and town.

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Janet G, Owner at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and glad you like staying here, hope the rest of your holiday was wonderful.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for just one night as we were just passing through. Staff were very accommodating and left a key out for us with some clear instructions to get inside due to our late check in. Very helpful. Everything was clean. No complaints! Happy travels!

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Janet G, Owner at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

Pleased your stay was pleasant, thanks for the feedback and best wishes with future travels.

Reviewed 11 March 2016

Stayed there for one month. Appart from the showers the hostel is clean. When i sayted there the Spa was not working and the owners did not seem to care about it. All in all that was my impression of the whole hostel: Not really caring! The Wii, that is advertised on there website did not work. WIFI was free...

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Janet G, Owner at Happy Apple Backpackers, responded to this review

Our staff work hard to maintain a clean, happy and safe hostel, sorry to hear your long stay was so miserable. Naturally there is a fluctuation in WIFI speed, depending on loading but generally its around 10.5 download and 0.8 upload, its a respectable result and most guests seem satisfied, in fact many are very pleased. Clearly our priority is...

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Additional Information about Happy Apple Backpackers

Address: 500 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: RM98 - RM197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy Apple Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ask for a large room with no long term people!”
 of 5 bubbles 158alexm, 31 Dec 2013 | Read review
“If you want a double room and light sleepers don't sleep opposite the toilets. The doors are a bit squeaky”
 of 5 bubbles KimjaA, 20 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the dinning area.”
 of 5 bubbles Aklu, 14 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The double's are fantastic and great value at $150 a week!”
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