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Lazy Cow Backpackers
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

This place was amazing. We stayed by accident as we thought Murchison was where the Nelson Lakes originated from, but fell in love with the Lazy Cow. Great hospitality. Cake on arrival (well needed after a long day of driving), and a great home cooked meal (we had the cow Pie, which I highly recommend)! Good log fire and electric blankets! would recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

wonderful place to stay - a family of 5 of us. Fantastic accommodation - clean and warm, cosy and friendly - definitely recommend to others and would absolutely stay ourselves again and again. Be sure to visit for a real 'kiwi' type experience of home... including homemade baking to greet you with... thanks for having us - we loved it and aspire to be similar - from the Arawa Lodge family in Ohakune NZ

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

We stayed here for just one night (sadly) to break up the drive from Abel Tasman down to Franz Josef Glacier. This was our favourite accommodation in our whole month's trip in NZ. Makes a great stop over, whether you are staying in the area or just breaking up the drive.

Rooms are very clean, tidy and extremely cosy with electric blankets for the winter months. The shared bathroom was right next to our room, very clean, powerful hot shower and bath.

Communal living room and kitchen allows for a social environment with games and DVDs for free.

Hosts, Phil and Ali, are so friendly and helpful, offering the best home cooked meal, even late at night, for a great price, fresh eggs from their chickens for breakfast and home cooked muffins for free for the road! Feels much more like a homestay than a hostel.

Cannot speak highly enough of this place.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

lovely place. spacious rooms, clean and tidy.

lots of games to play.

helpful, friendly owners.

well equipped kitchen. The owners cook an amazing dinner every night for very little money. It was so tasty.

really lovely place.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

We only spent one night in this really great hostel. The rooms are clean, nice, spacious and offer lots of sun light. The kitchen is well equipped and the common areas are comfy and inviting, including a nice porch outside. Phil & Ali are wonderful hosts and offer home cooked meals ror a very reasonable price and (free) sweat treats during the day. So if you come to Murchison stay at the "Lazy Cow" - you will love it there!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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