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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Additional Info:

Group bookings must be held with a credit card and a deposit of 10%

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Happy Apple Backpackers

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

A Backpackers accommodation with single, double and dormitories all with linen provided.
All rooms have shared bathroom facilities and a fully well equipped kitchen with oven, microwaves and gas hobs.
There is a laundry with washing machines and dryers as well as clothes lines outside.
Free Unlimited WIFI throughout the building.

We have a friendly al fresco atmosphere here with many outdoor amenities and sunny areas for relaxing. Enjoy a BBQ, meet new friends in a game of volleyball or pingpong. Play pool in the large lounge or watch a selection of free movies. Free parking is provided.

The office opens from 2pm until 8pm. Our tour desk sells adventures around Motueka and Abel Tasman. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    04 Jan 2019
    Our room was right by washroom/common area so it was a little loud (especially at night)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Jan 2019
    Lovely experience. A really nice vibe about the place and a lovely set up in the communal area including a grass section with football, badminton & other activities. Family friendly too. Location may be a little difficult for those who don’t have their own transport as it’s a 20 min walk to the supermarkets & town centre. We had a car though so it was only a few mins drive. Less than half hour drive to Marahau & Kaiteriteri too which is amazing!!!!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    05 Jan 2019
    Only problem is it is a little walk into the centre of town
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    01 Jan 2019
    It’s very hard to be bored in this hostel as they have A variety of games to play including my favorite—football. It’s the first truly family-friendly Hostel I’ve stayed at. Nice kitchen with plenty of spots to cook and utensils to use. I booked a tent and was the only one in there so that was really nice. The only negative is that it is quite far (walking) to the grocery store. I’d stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    05 Sep 2018
    Good hostel, I imagine it will look and be awesome in summer when the maintenance work is finished and it gets busier. The guy running the hostel was helpful and welcoming. Great spot to stay before you do the Abel Tasman track!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Aug 2018
    the only gripe we had was with the showers, they run for only 5 minutes (you can’t just turn it back on) and after waiting 2 minutes for them to actually warm up there’s barely time before it switches back to cold & turning off. can’t complain about anything else though, and they have a games console/games which came in handy for our 2 rainy days.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Feb 2020
    Happy Apple was like going back to summer camp :). Lots of people hanging out and fun things to do. The 5 min showers were hard to use, and since they reset timers, there was a backed up line waiting to use them. It felt like they didn't have enough showers and stoves for the number of people at the property.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Jul 2019
    Location is a little far from the town centre to walk but no problem if you have a car. Seemed like the facilities (bathrooms and kitchen) were not cleaned often. You don't see the owners around much and office hours are limited. Lots of fun games and space to hang out (a fireplace in winter too). Good kitchen.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Mar 2020
    Nice atmosphere with great communal areas both indoors and outside. Plenty of off-street parking which was great. Quite noisy though - 10pm noise restriction was never enforced with drunk guests allowed to party until 4am. Cleanliness also needs a lot more attention.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    01 Aug 2018
    The whole thing was honestly very good, until night time. I know it’s low-season in the winter, but they turned off the heating AT NIGHT and we had nothing in the room for heat. So we froze our asses while sleeping. Also the shower only lasts 5 minutes. My hair was full of shampoo when it stopped and then there was only cold water. So I had to rinse my hair in cold water and then go to bed in a cold room. It just Felton like the owners were trying to save every penny possible. Not worth the $
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii