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    Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

    310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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    11/06/2017 12/06/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$48
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          Overview
          • Excellent60%
          • Very good27%
          • Average5%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible4%
          Travellers talk about
          “free wifi” (14 reviews)
          “the kitchen” (19 reviews)
          “hot tub” (8 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Kitchenette
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Breakfast included
          Pool
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          2.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 20 March 2017 via 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...More

          Thank Ollut S
          Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

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

          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 Backpackers

          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 17 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 Backpackers

          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 Backpackers

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

          Reviewed 16 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 Backpackers

          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

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          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Free Parking
          • Self-Serve Laundry
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          • Price range
          • US$38 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Room types
          • Kitchenette
          • Number of rooms
          • 10
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          • Nelson-Tasman Region >
          • Motueka
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          missbond77
          Are you sure you reviewed the correct place James?? I'm a regular guest here and have never experienced any of this, it's always been very tidy and clean accommodation, have never experienced any thing you have made comments about.. please be sure you review the correct places we book here every year, have done for 6 years highly recommend.
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