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    Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

    310 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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      2 adults
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          US$ 55
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          Overview
          • Excellent62%
          • 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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          21 - 25 of 102 reviews

          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 :-)

          Thank Mario S
          Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 11 February 2017

          Thank you Mario! it's been a pleasure hosting you both :) please visit us again if your in the area, safe travels - Trace

          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.

          Thank nicolas f
          Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 10 February 2017

          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,...More

          Thank Antoine D
          Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 23 January 2017

          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...More

          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....More

          Thank Rebecca W
          Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 14 January 2017

          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 :)...More

          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...More

          Thank Marie-Anne M
          Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi BackpackersResponded 10 January 2017

          Hi Marie-Anne! That is so nice of you please visit us again very soon! safe travels- 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$ 40 - US$ 53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Kitchenette
          • Number of rooms
          • 10
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          • South Island >
          • Nelson-Tasman Region >
          • Motueka
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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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          "All is great, no complaints."
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