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314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

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956 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Only point of improvement would be the old beds, springs would stick out at some places and make sleeping difficult.

  • 1st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We only overnighted here, but our room whilst a little cramped and not clean (rubbish on the floor was covered in dust) it was comfortable enough for one night. Staff were slow to respond to door and desk buzzers, but once they arrived were friendly and helpful. Definitely fine for a one-night stay, possibly not for longer visits.


Great free unlimited WiFi throughout hostel, bit of a walk into town, awesome that every bed had its own socket though

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thanks for your review and pleased you enjoyed our hostel.


Has a very social kitchen and lovely garden, this is definitely a place to visit in the summer. Only issue for me is that people who were staying there for a long time and working in the city tend to dominate the place, which detracts from the feel somewhat.

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thanks for your nice review, all the best with your trip.


I only stayed for one night. The bed was comfortable and each had its own light and plug. It seemed like a nice social place even though I didn't really get a chance to socialize due to my short stay.

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Thanks for the review hope to see you back again in the future.


It was just all right. Not clean and room isolation was terribly poor. The staff was very nice though because I arrived after reception hours and had prepared my key and wifi code and all.


Pro: Each bed has its own power plug! such an advantage. Lucky I got room 8 (facing front side) and away from kitchen (backside) where party and noise come from mostly. Free internet!, One private toilet/shower is advantage too. Cons: Toilet is not clean. Noise from kitchen, people partying,.so noisy especially in the evening. No printing service. Suggestion: Extend the kitchen area so it become larger, or put a shade/ big umbrella near kitchen outside the kitchen (grass area).

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thanks for reviewing us and pleased you enjoyed your stay. We take the umbrella down for the winter, to extend the kitchen would be a great idea but would the landlord agree to this?? there is a printing service, information is in the computer room as to which email to send the printing to etc.


As hostels go in Christchurch this would be one of the better ones. Small friendly hostel. Facilities were clean and dorm beds comfortable. Would stay again

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thanks for rating us, hope to see you again one day.


Not too far from the CBD. Really nice rooms with plugs for each bed. People staying there are mostly longstayers but were really nice and tried building up an atmosphere. Kitchen was nice. Easy acces to airport via cheap shuttle

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Thanks for reviewing us, incorrect about long termers we only have 2 guests staying long term with us at the moment. We do often get people stopping for a week before they head home or start their trip around NZ so maybe this is what you meant?

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