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Laughing Kiwi Backpackers

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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What a wonderful week staying at this place! The owner, Tracy was fantastic and always made sure everything was as it should be and very clean (the cleanest I've ever stayed in). People that stayed greatly respected the standard too so everything was well looked after. There was
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Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hay thanks for this we appreciate it, it's validation we are working our hardest to ensure our guests have a nice stay with us. Have fun on your travels! and travel safe - LK
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I recently stayed at this hostel and it was a very good experience. Tracy and the team did a very good job making me feel welcome. Sprocket and Pepper were a delight too! Warning: if you are allergic or don't like dogs, maybe try elsewhere. Laughing Kiwi is located a maximum
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Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers
Responded 4 weeks ago
Great through review thanks for this feedback :) we enjoyed hosting you visit us again one day! Travel safe and have fun- LK
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Stayed here for two nights, and was so happy about the cleanliness and the tidyness of kitchen, common area and toilets. Loved my stay, I wouldn't hesitate to sleep here again. Good location right next to the big food store 'New World'. AWESOME
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Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers
Responded 7 Nov 2018
Thanks Nina for the lovely review, it was a pleasure hosting you guys. Have fun and travel safe -LK
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A very comfortable and clean hostel to stay in. Trace is very friendly and always there to offer help. Though the hostel is pretty strict about rules like checkout time and stuff, but didn't have any issues with that. It is also conveniently located near the supermarket and
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Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers
Responded 29 Oct 2018
Aww thanks lovely girls it was a pleasure to host you, visit us again if your in the area :) travel safe and have fun! - Trace
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Selected this hostel given the good ratings in relation to the price. We stayed in the double bed- with private bathroom. Room & bathroom were clean, so was the communal area. Yet, it was pretty loud as the walls are very thin and therefore not possible to rest up until later in
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Response from Kiwis01, Owner at Laughing Kiwi Backpackers
Responded 1 Apr 2018
Hi Markus, thank you for taking the time to review us. We understand during peek season it's louder than usual and we do the best to make sure everyone is respectful of sleeping guests. Thank you for mentioning our cabins out the back these are excellent for those who want complete quietness. Travel safe - LK
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"We stayed in room 10 and this was very convenient"
"The cabins are very private, but you still get to be part of the overall atmosphere and shared facilities."
"if you want a bottom bunk phone and ask for one - even if you booked online."
"The Back Lodge overlooks a kiwi fruit orchard. Front lodge has great deck for lounging and cooking up a BBQ. All rooms well appointed"
"All is great, no complaints."
US$20 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMotueka
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