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I liked that this was one of the few places in all of New Zealand with unlimited free wifi. I also booked this place because the towel was included for free. But I didn't realize until late that there was no towel on my bed. I went down to the office as soon as I found out BUT IT ALREADY CLOSED 10 minutes early. Usually this would not be a big deal but I was leaving at 3 am for my long flight home. I really wanted to take a shower before I left. Very disappointed.
Staff were very friendly and helpful. When we checked in the lady on the desk gave us lots of info on Christchurch and suggested some places to grab dinner as well as giving us a full tour of the hostel. It's very clean and has everything you might need during your stay. Short walk to shops, restaurants and centre. Would definitely stay here again.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Room and bed cleaned and walk to city center only in 15 mins and staff very friendly basically this backpackers is very good!
One of the dirtiest hostels I've been to. The bathroom was constantly disgusting and literally didn't want to put my stuff anywhere in it. The kitchen was far too small for the amount of people in the hostel (it was full due to lack of hostels in Christchurch) and there was no living area big enough to really create any atmosphere. Felt a bit like a prison. Wouldn't stay here again. The only positive was the location which was near the intercity bus stop and town centre.
The bathroom was the dirtiest i have seen. Rooms were clean and tidy though
Staff were a bit rude when we checked in seemed like we were disturbing them...?! Walls are paper thin so all the music and noise from downstairs could be heard quite clearly in our room right until about 5am which was not so noise. Light and socket at each bed was good.
Small hostel with all the necessary facilities, but nothing extraordinary. I thought it was a bit too small. The room didn't have much space for luggage, the kitchen was over crowded, and they don't have a common area only a small separate TV and computer room. For one night it was fine, the staff was also very helpful and friendly.
Great hostel, friendly staff, free wifi is always a plus and the free BBQ was delicious!! Would definitely recommend staying here!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Nice small hostel. Lovely staff. Slightly out the way from town and common rooms quite small. But lovely stay
Friendly and helpful staffs...Facilities are very clean...Good place to chill out...
The staff was great. Aron the Hungarian guy is awesome and helped us a lot. Thanks for everything.
the garden city need more time to recovered from the earthquakes, may god bless it and its people, really feel hurted when the first day i arrived and saw all buildings are need to be re-build. Location of the hostel is too far from the new cdb, free wifi but not working in the room, it was very quiet around the hostel at night. Staff are nice and helpfull in everything you ask.
Nice hostel and staff was friendley. A really good thing was the eletrical and lamps by every bed. Thanks guyes!
Excellent staff! I couldn't be happier with the service! Great and friendly place! We loved it!
I was very surprised by this hostel in the heart of Christchurch. It is pretty amazing and I wish I could have stayed longer Comfy dorms, great kitchen and facilities, free unlimited wifi, nice staff and a great backgarden, where they organize barbecues with live music. Had a great time and would definitely return there when in Christchurch!
Late night check in was really easy. Showers were nice.
This was a very nice small Hostel and we had free BBQ. The staff was very friendly and helpful, they also did our laundry. Everything is very clean and from the kitchen you have access to the nice garden. It is good if you want to relax and need some rest. We felt very welcome in this hostel!
Wonderful place. A bit far from the airport, but is probably the best hostel in the city.
Clean hostel with nice garden area. People using as stop off point when entering/leaving nz. Would use again.