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White Elephant Backpacker
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“Nice hostel, but..”
Reviewed 27 December 2012

...our stay was ruined by the location of our room, as it was between the entrance door, the kitchen and the room has two windows: one faces outside to the verandah with constant party noise coming in, the other windows face to a dorm room, at least the curtain was on our side.

The hostel and its garden is amazing indeed, with a quite good location (15 mins walk from city centre), a well-equipped spacious kitchen and available off-street parking. There is a supermarket nearby with reasonable food prices.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

We had a really fabulous stay here. We had a spotless cabin in the beautiful garden behind the main house. We ate our meals on the cabin verandah, but there were also picnic tables in the garden. The cabin was en-suite, but we cooked in the large kitchen, which was well-equipped. I guess the only downside was that it is almost a kilometer from the town centre. It was a long haul to drag our suitcases to the hostel, but in fact I believe that they will do local pickups. There is a large supermarket at the end of the road, just a few hundred meters away.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: White Elephant Backpacker
Address: 55, Whakarewa Street | Tasman, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Base yourself in this friendly Motueka backpackers and lodge while you visit New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park & the Tasman and Nelson regions.Come and enjoy this elegant homestead or our new accommodation units with private bathroom and verandas, nestled in this Motueka backpackers’ mature garden setting. ... more   less 
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