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YHA Motueka

310 High St, Motueka, 7120, New Zealand

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Motueka Hostel

Hostel Motueka

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Whether visiting to experience the golden beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park or the vibrant, cosmopolitan town of Motueka, YHA Motueka the Laughing Kiwi offers guests a welcoming base. This comfortable backpacker hostel is only a two minute walk from supermarkets and cafes, offers free Wi-Fi and an enticing spa pool.

With three separate houses and a maximum of forty guests on site, there is plenty of space, especially when it comes to cooking and relaxing after a busy day. Each house has its own lounge, kitchen and unlimited hot showers. All bedrooms have heaters and all beds have hotel quality sheets and duvets.

YHA Motueka the Laughing Kiwi, located on the western shore of the Tasman Bay is on New Zealand’s South Island and is a short drive to the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Park. Knowledgeable staff can help guests book various walking and kayaking trips.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

From 08:00 to 20:00
From 14:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +64 3-528 9229


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping area / Mall
Getting to us

Getting to us

It is about a 50 minute drive from Nelson airport to Motueka YHA.
Buses from Picton Nelson Golden Bay. The main bus stop is just a short walk away in Wallace Street by the informaton centre. Sometimes by prior arrangement the driver is able to stop outside the hostel door.
For guests coming from Wellington the ferry goes to Picton. It is about a 3 hour drive from Picton to Motueka.
Alternate Transport
A 50 minute drive from Nelson. Follow SH60 to Motueka. Continue along SH60/High Street. The hostel is located on the left hand side at 310 High Street just past the Avalon Manor Motel and 200m before McDonalds/KFC. Free off street parking is provided at YHA Motueka. Our guests can use the carpark at the rear of our property.

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