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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 20 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 13 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

Catania, Italy
Reviewed 8 January 2017

First of all the owner is very welcoming, nice and helpfull. We felt like home even if we stayed just two nights. The place is clean and the guests were very respectfull. It looks like people were all staying there for a while, which is completly understandable. The whole hostel is clean. The kitchen is well equiped as well.

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

Hi Marie-Anne! That is so nice of you please visit us again very soon! safe travels- Trace

Reviewed 28 December 2016

Stayed for two nights on the way into the Abel Tasman National Park and one night again on the way back out. definitely the cleanest hostel I have stayed in on my trip, seems like they come through and clean the kitchens at least twice a day. The wifi is free and fast and the dorms are very spacious for...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Our second visit to the Laughing Kiwi. Thanks so much for a lovely stay including your help and advice about things to do in the region. We love the environment as well as the comfy rooms, the level of cleanliness, spacious kitchen facilities and lounge areas and the friendly hosts! We will be back again for sure?😊

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

Thanks for another awesome visit with you both Kiwicouple! visit us again soon! ;) - Trace

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Staying here for just one night but absolutely love it here & so happy we chose to stay at this hostel. It is the perfect size with plenty of space for the number of guests it takes. Kitchen is well set up & lots of outdoor space to enjoy the sun. One of the cleanest hostels I've been to which...

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

Hi Laura! Thank you for your lovely comments bummer I missed you girls before you checked out, I'm super happy you had a great stay your both welcome any time visit again soon! :) travel safe - Trace

Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This hostel was absolutely lovely, Tracy and her husband were very helpful and welcoming! Comfy bed, well equipped kitchen and everything was always super clean... great location as well! If I'm round this part of NZ again, I'd definitely come back!

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

Hi Lydia! Thanks for your lovely review we are so lucky to have such awesome guests like you staying with us we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and please do stay again! take care and safe travels :) - Trace

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Great place! Unbelievably clean! I'd always go back. Loved it there! Everything is provided and the rooms are perfect and very quiet at night. This is how hostels should be! I highly recommend it to other Travellers!

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

Why thank you Benjamin F what a lovely review, we are super happy you enjoyed your stay with us :) if your ever in this neck of the woods in the future please visit us again that would be great! take care and safe travels - Trace

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €35 - €48 (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.”
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”
Kiwicouple009, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All is great, no complaints.”
frank002016, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“if you're staying there as to see the room you're going to be in first”
onenightvisitor, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We booked 4 rooms and all were great! no complaints at all, any room is fine.”
missbond77, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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