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Happy Apple Backpackers

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Happy Apple Backpackers

Happy Apple Backpackers

2 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
500 High St, Motueka, Nelson, 7120

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMotueka District Museum3 min drive
  • Popular LocationKina Peninsula16 min drive
  • Popular LocationLittle Kaiteriteri Beach18 min drive
  • AirportNelson (NSN)35 min drive

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About this area


Happy Apple Backpackers is located in Motueka. Riuwaka Resurgence and Kahurangi Estate are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Abel Tasman National Park and Kahurangi National Park.

What's nearby

  • Motueka District Museum - 3 min drive
  • Kina Peninsula - 16 min drive
  • Kaiteriteri Beach - 17 min drive
  • Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park - 17 min drive
  • Little Kaiteriteri Beach - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 35 min drive


  • Samaritas By The Sea - 15 min walk
  • New World - 3 min drive
  • Patisserie Royale - Bakery & Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Muses Cafe - 3 min drive
  • The Sprig & Fern Tavern - 3 min drive

About this property

Happy Apple Backpackers

Family-friendly hostel in Motueka with free parking
A 24-hour fitness centre, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a computer station and express check-out are on-site. All 18 rooms offer free WiFi, 2 bathrooms and portable fans.
Happy Apple Backpackers offers 18 forms of accommodation with portable fans. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Basketball
  • Bike rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Table football
  • Playground
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Trampoline


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian

Business services

  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Books
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Please note: The "Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds" room type is located between 2 shared bathrooms. Guests staying in this room type can expect to hear noise from guest traffic.

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 5.0 per stay

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 5.0 per stay
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Long-term renters welcome
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Happy Apple Backpackers Hostel Motueka
Happy Apple Backpackers Hostel
Happy Apple Backpackers Motueka
Happy Apple Backpackers Motueka New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman
Happy Apple Backpackers Motueka
Happy Apple Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Happy Apple Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Motueka

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 28%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 46%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 39 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 39 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great games entertainment area. Kitchen felt dirty. Rooms & kitchen need a refurb.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

3/5 Okay

Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I like the kitchen and lodge, bathroom, the room is comfortable too, it surprised me in a good way for my first backpacking lodging.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A nice place to stay
The room was good as it was away from the main building. The provision of a computer was very handy. The 2.2 kilometres walk to the main part of town was a negative as I had no car.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019