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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Rebecca W
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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Marie-Anne M
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 3 weeks ago

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...

Thank mattywatson79
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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?😊

Thank Kiwicouple009
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...

Thank Laura P
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!

Thank LydiaBridges3
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!

Thank Benjamin F
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 16 November 2016 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.

Thank Maria H
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 15 November 2016

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...

Thank neha g
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...

Thank Leeuw605
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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: ₹ 2,595 - ₹ 3,526 (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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