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Christchurch NZ
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Great facilities all-round. Clean rooms, toilets. Convenient laundry and kitchen . Great outdoors dining. Some visitors said was the best they had experienced in New Zealand. Central to Super market, cafes and transport. Friendly welcome. Convenient stepping stone for Abel Tasman National Park. Has an outdoor spa.

Thank Bikingroy
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I was looking for a place to relax before looking for a job again, and the Laughing Kiwi was perfect to me ! The facilities are clean, the showers are huge, the living room comfortable with sofas, there is even a fireplace for the cold time. My room (6 bed dorm) was spacious, the wifi is free and the people...

Thank MorganjaS
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the laughing kiwi for 3 nights a few weeks ago. We loved it. We had three beds in a mixed 4 bed dorm. Beds were big and comfortable, with plenty of space not to hit your head as you sit up. Lots of plug points as they provide an extension cable. Free unlimited Internet. Washer and Dryer...

Thank Laurenhanah92
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We arrived and were given the key to our room, we got to it only to find the bed wasn't made up and the room not cleaned. I wish it had of been made up because the duvet underneath was disgusting, yellow and smelly and so were the pillows. We were moved to a made up room next door, the...

Thank James M
Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello James We are sorry to hear that you had such a terrible hostel experience. However, we feel that from the description you give of the hostel in your review, it could not have been the Laughing Kiwi in Motueka that you stayed. The reasons for this are as follows: We have looked through our bookings and arrivals and can...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Laughing Kiwi after our 4-day Abel Tasman Hike. What a great way to end our stay in Motueka! The private room was clean with a very comfy bed, and the onsite hot tub was amazing! The kitchen facilities were again very clean and well stocked. The only downside would be the fact that...

Thank sharissa j
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We found the staff friendly and helpful. The accommodation comfortable, clean and well laid out. When we changed our plans and came back to Motueka needing a bed for a night they accommodated us, no problem!

Thank no1daughter2015
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Laughing kiwi is a good backpackers but, in New Zealand standards, I saw better ones. We booked a double room which was comfy and clean but do not expect any frills. The heater was a fan heater with no thermostat or anything so it was impossible to keep it on, despite the cold weather. Shared bathroom is pretty cleaned. Shared...

Thank Cat7583
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff. They booked an Abel Tasman water taxi for me and I was picked up right in front. Short walk to shops and restaurants. Great kitchen, community room, and deck. There is also a hot tub. You might want earplugs since the walls are paper thin, but it’s mostly silent from about 10:00-6:00. I stayed in...

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Backpacker well situated, clean and well equipped. We were in the first house : kitchen too small (we had to wait for cooking and eating). Nice outsides. Wifi free (perfect) but you have to ask vouchers (750mb) often if you send photos or watch videos.

Thank Pépite D
Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed 21 December 2014

on main road in Motueka, room 5--single with ensuite, rom was fine, had heater, window was located in the bathroom close to town center, room was clean, kitchen and dining area were more than adequate staff had to be buzzed to office

Thank ALtraveler64

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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: $28 - $74 (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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