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Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average6%
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“free wifi”(14 reviews)
“the kitchen”(20 reviews)
“dorm room”(5 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
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Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via 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...More

Thank LouP456
Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 21 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via 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.

Thank donna198828
Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 22 March 2017

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

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via 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!!

Thank MathieuPriem
Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 22 March 2017

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

Reviewed 17 March 2017 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...More

Thank Diana H
Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 22 March 2017

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

Reviewed 1 March 2017 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...More

Thank Skcivkwkacy
Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 22 March 2017

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

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Laundry Service
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US$21 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$21 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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"We stayed in room 10 and this was very convenient"
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"The cabins are very private, but you still get to be part of the overall atmosphere and shared facilities."
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"if you want a bottom bunk phone and ask for one - even if you booked online."
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"The Back Lodge overlooks a kiwi fruit orchard. Front lodge has great deck for lounging and cooking up a BBQ..."
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