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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 4 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 4 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 4 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.

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The hostel was such a lovely change from the busy, overfilled and characterless hostels id previously stayed in - right from the start Matt and Tracey made me feel welcome. There is the use of a barbecue, a hot tub, (really fast!) free wifi, tea and coffee and a lovely outside area which is sociable in the evenings and easy...

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

Thanks Hattie we miss you already! it was a pleasure hosting you, see you soon if you pop back over for a visit :) safe travels- Trace

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We are a couple and stayed 2 nights in a share room, nice place, clean and quite. Nice space outdoor with BBQ facilities to enjoy the weather when nice and also a hot spa tub. The staff is very helpful.

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

Thank you Andrea! it's been a pleasure hosting you both :) - Trace

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Very quiet and super clean hostel! Perfect place to relax after enjoying the Abel Tasman National Park! Well equipped kitchen and cozy living room. Would definitely recommend staying there to anyone :-)

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

Thank you Mario! it's been a pleasure hosting you both :) please visit us again if your in the area, safe travels - Trace

paris
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We had a nice stay at Laughing Kiwi. The location is very convenient to visit the Abel Tasman Park (20 min by car). Shared facilities quite spacious and very clean. Nice garden with barbecue and welcoming owners.

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

Hi Nicolas! Thank you for your review it was a pleasure having you stay with us, please pop in again if you ever in the area that would be great! Take care and safe travels- Trace

Reviewed 21 January 2017

I’m so frustrated. I stayed almost one and half month in this backpack. I respected the thousand stricts rules, i paid my rent and i did my best with the staff and the guests, just to spend a really good time there. In the end, after all these efforts, I have been kicked out without warning and this from a...

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

This person is reviewing a private rental situation and not as a guest at the Laughing Kiwi Backpackers business. This person was asked to leave the property after it was reviled our security cameras picked up some dodgy behavior from him. This person is now upset we asked him to promptly vacate the property because of our findings making me...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Only 15 minutes drive to Kaiteriteri. Friendly staff, super clean facilities and rooms. Bed linen provided. Excellent kitchen facilities- crockery and cutlery provided. Dorm rooms or private rooms available. Few minutes walk from town... and supermarket. Excellent Thai food cart across the road. Hot tub. Laundry facilities.

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

Hi Rebecca! thanks for this that's very nice of you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are lucky positioned very close to the Abel Tasman and the Thai food cart across the road lol yes they are both very good :) safe travels and visit again soon - Trace

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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 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: RM168 - RM230 (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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