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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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 1 week ago 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 week ago 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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed in the Laughing Kiwi for 3 weeks and it was by far one of the best hostels I have been in in NZ. Hosts are really nice and friendly. It was always nice and clean. The wifi was pretty good as well. All in all nothing to complain about. I would recommend it to everybody.

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

Aw thanks Maria! we miss you! it was really lovely having you stay, if your ever in this part of the South Island again be sure to visit us again. Take care and safe travels - Trace :)

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners Tracy and her husband are absolutely lovely! They sorted us out so we could all stay in the same room and were really friendly and welcoming. We stayed in the rear lodge, and our room was perfect! The showers and toilets are clean and never felt crowded. When the wi-fi was down they were genuinely apologetic and did...

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

Neha! what a lovely review thank-you for your kind words we are really happy you and your family had a great stay and yes Dotty our hostel chicken is quite naughty! she's going to end up in a roast if she continues to be naughty...just kidding lol. Travel safe and visit us again that would be fantastic :) all the...

Balmoral, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The whole feel of this hostel is friendly and respectfull. We stayed in a double room in the back house of the hostel. The house is well layed out, practical and inviting. Great couches to lounge in, good size rooms and everything is nice and clean. Staff is very friendly, helpfull and professional. I like the atmosphere here. Only room...

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

Hi guest! thanks for your lovely review that's very nice :) I'm super happy you had a great stay with us your welcome back any time. We looked into that water pressure thing and have just replaced those shower heads with new and improved ones the older ones were becoming blocked after years of use I guess that's why the...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Three great nights at the Laughing Kiwi Backpackers! Welcoming hosts with heaps of local knowledge and willing to book our day trips for us. Cool! Cosy fire place in the big lounge and loved the huge kitchen set out well and so clean and tidy. Comfy beds, clean bathrooms etc. The outlook and surrounds are rural and lovely. Plenty of...

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

Aww that's so nice thank-you for your lovely comments :) we are so happy you had a great stay with us, come visit again guys! - Trace

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We only stayed here for 2 nights but I wish it had been longer. The dorm room we stayed in was basic but modern. It was spotless and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom facilities were lovely and clean. The lounge area and kitchen were modern and very cosy. Everyone we met there including the staff were friendly and helpful....

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

Thanks for your lovely comments :) visit any time! - Trace

South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This backpackers was fantastic! the hosts are really nice, Tracey the owner is lovely answering any questions and helping out with bookings. Our room was clean and comfortable with fresh sheets and a heater! there is a friendly atmosphere in the large lounge area and nice to see everyone talking, really close to the shops and town centre (2 minute...

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

Hi Annabelle, Thank-you for your lovely comment and staying with us :) safe travels visit again soon! - Trace

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stayed for 2 nights and rebooked for a further 2 because it is such a great place to stay. It's very clean throughout and plenty of room. Wifi was excellent which was great as I was also working at the time and needed a good connection. The owners are amazing very helpful and friendly our entire stay I recommend...

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

Thanks Frank, what a lovely review we work hard to ensure our guests have a nice experience and I'm super happy you had a great stay :) it was lovely to meet you both I remember you mentioned you guys might come back with friends next year and stay with us, that would be fantastic! - Trace

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
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: ₹ 1,357 - ₹ 3,489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Laughing Kiwi Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“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
“Rear lodge possibly best choice.”
 of 5 bubbles Bikingroy, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room in one of the back houses for a more quiet sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles frangz, 11 Jan 2014 | Read review
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