We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lazy Cow Backpackers

37 Waller Street, Murchison 7007 New Zealand
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (15)
Dining (1)
Room & Suite (1)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.


#2 of 7 Speciality lodging in Murchison
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Self-serve laundry
Good to know


Full view
56Somewhat walkable
Grade: 56 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
95Reviews0Q+A9Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 79
  • 12
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Kiwi32 wrote a review Jul 2020
9 contributions
Stayed here for 2 nights, the Lazy Cow Backpacker hostel is by far the loveliest and homeliest hostel we've had the pleasure to stay in and I could not recommend it more. It had everything we needed, and even breakfast which we could help ourselves to including cereals, fresh bread, home made spreads and juice. There was also milk in the fridge, tea, coffee and biscuits! It was wonderful to sit by the log fire and relax watching TV or films and play games which there were plenty to choose from, even darts! We didn't get to enjoy the outside space much because of weather but that too looked perfect with lots of seating, tables and heaters. Met one of the owners, Phil, who was super friendly and made us feel very welcome. We booked direct with the hostel which Phil confimed does make a difference to them so something to keep in mind! All the best, hope to be back one day! Kelly and Rachel
Read more
Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nicky G wrote a review Feb 2020
Swanson, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here in desperate attempt to escape the sandflies in St Arnaud! We didn’t regret it - very friendly staff, reasonable price, room was clean and comfortable. We had the family room with shared bathroom. Quite a noisy night due to being right by highway but that’s to be expected. Had a delicious meal in their restaurant also with first drinks free as staying there.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ERDFirefighter wrote a review Feb 2020
Edmonton, Canada866 contributions306 helpful votes
We stayed in the ensuite room and it was comfortable enough for one night. There is a deck off of the ensuite room and the kitchen which is nice place to sit and have dinner. The bed was plenty comfortable however there is not a lot of room for your luggage. I would certainly stay here again if I was passing through the area. .
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
George Edwards wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions
this is a really clean comfortable welcoming place to stay. Rooms are comfortable and well maintained. Hosts are friendly and welcoming and all facilities are excellent. Highly reccomended. kitchen dining lounge all open plan which facilitates socialising with other guests. great deck to sit out on and excellent pizza resturant part of the same complex. A completely relaxing place to stay and good value for money.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
Stefanie wrote a review Nov 2019
Bad Koetzting, Germany33 contributions3 helpful votes
The lazy cow is a small and very cozy hostel near the Abel Tasman Nationalpark. The kitchen was very clean and provided everything you need. The common area didn't seem like a hostel, more like a living room shared with friends. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There was a road closed on the day we wanted to arrive and they wrote us immediately and helped us getting there. I really wanted to stay longer at the Lazy Cow Hostel!
Read more
Date of stay: November 2019
US$53 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMurchison
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Lazy Cow Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Lazy Cow Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Murchison Museum (0.2 km) and Dust & Rust (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lazy Cow Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Lazy Cow Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lazy Cow Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cow Shed Restaurant, Tutaki Bakery, and Rivers Cafe.
Is Lazy Cow Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Murchison.