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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for one night and got all we wanted. Friendly staff, a hot shower and a clean room. The kitchen is also clean and there are couches to hang out. So all in all you will get really good things for this money.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Me and my friend had a great time here. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the hostel is clean and cozy. The dorm rooms are surprisingly big and the beds are very comfortable! The garden is nice for a relaxing afternoon. The only thing missing: a pool table ;)

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

Hi Kira! why thank you for your lovely review and feed back we are glad you had a great stay with us and it was a pleasure to host you, we'll have to look into that pool table idea ;) take care and travel safe- Trace

Sydney
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in Laughing Kiwi 2nights in 6bed dorm and it was the most comfortable bed I've slept on in a long time! Nice and friendly atmosphere, great kitchen and lunge area.Lots of free stuff including outdoor hot tub! Good location too, if you're heading to Abel Tasman National Park you can be picked up by coach outside the hostel.

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

Hi Ollut, thanks for your review and feedback it was a pleasure hosting you! visit again soon :) travel safe- Trace

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great hostel. Owners very friendly and welcoming. Free fast wifi, and hot tub use. Beds were comfy and rooms were spacious. 2 kitchens and living areas meant it was not crowded. Bathrooms spotlessly clean. Peaceful and quiet, a great stay. There's a $10 charge to use the facilities on the day of checkout, understandable if staying for majority of the...

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

Hi Lou! thank you for your review and feed back that's very nice, it was a pleasure hosting you we are super happy you enjoyed your stay with us sorry about the 10am check-out currently we have about 20 people wanting to over stay each morning unfortunately it gets in the way of our cleaning- and we are big on...

Oldham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

On arrival the garden is beautiful and there's even a hot tub! The man on reception is super friendly and check in was easy! Kitchen is homely and well equiped.rooms are spacious and clean and toilet close by. A great experience would recommend to all.

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

Thanks Donna for your review and all the lovely feed back, I'll have to show this one to Matt. We are glad you enjoyed your stay visit again soon! travel safe - Trace

Meise, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This place is in the center of the town Motueka. It is very spacious, and very clean. Place enough to cook and do the dishes. The owners are very helpful and very kind. Definitly one of the best backpacking hostels I've done so far!!

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

Thanks Mathieu! it was our pleasure hosting you both :) visit again soon. Travel safe - Trace

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly, warmth and comfortable. If you are looking for relax place or for hang out, it's the place. We were camping and the area for that is pretty good. All the areas are very clean and tidy. You can hire a Bicicle for one day only for one dollar.

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

Thanks Diana for your review :) it was a pleasure hosting you both oh! and...the bikes are free for guests to use :) visit us again if your in the area travel safe- Trace

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Stayed here and happy apple down the street. This place has a prime location, across the street from a supermarket, cafes nearby, close to Abel Tasman. We actually hitch hiked to Abel Tasman and back in a day. Facilities here are clean, full kitchen, BEST wifi we have had in NZ, free spa, warm showers, friendly...

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

Thanks for your review :) we have awesome guests! also thanks for the feed back we are super stoked you guys had a good stay, visit again soon. Travel safe - Trace

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All in the title! The laughing kiwi was clean, affordable, friendly, comfortable, had great wifi and other great facilities. It is in a great location just minutes away from town and the i-SITE so perfect for groceries or other needs. The owners are super friendly and went out of their way to store our luggage early for us. We also...

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

Hey Lucy thanks for your comment, I hope your travels are going well for you and no one at your next hostel yelled at you for using the phone ;) We're glad you like our place, we are always looking for things we can do to make everyone's stay a pleasant one. Warm Regards LK

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed just one night and we felt very confortable! The place is really nice and we slept very well! !! Everything is really clean! ! You have free wifi !! The staff is really friendly!! For sure We recommend you this place!!

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

Hi Diana thanks so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure hosting you guys last week. We're glad you appreciated how clean our place is. We work really hard to make sure the rooms and common areas are spotless. See you next time! Warm Regards LK.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: RM169 - RM234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Laughing Kiwi Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“if you want a bottom bunk phone and ask for one - even if you booked online.”
 of 5 bubbles mattywatson79, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Back Lodge overlooks a kiwi fruit orchard. Front lodge has great deck for lounging and cooking up a BBQ. All rooms well appointed”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwicouple009, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All is great, no complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles frank002016, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“if you're staying there as to see the room you're going to be in first”
 of 5 bubbles onenightvisitor, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We booked 4 rooms and all were great! no complaints at all, any room is fine.”
 of 5 bubbles missbond77, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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