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314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

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985 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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It is not good location, about 20 mins to museum to take bus, the nearest super market also need walk for 15 mins. The first receptionist knew little to surroundings.


Only stayed for one night but really enjoyed it. Great, really backpacker-friendly place :)


Free BBQ is a huge benefit


Loved this hostel. It has so much to offer, tv room with lots of DVDs to choose from, computers, garden, free towels (amazing), great free wifi and lovely staff.

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Thank you for your lovely review. Happy travels in NZ.


The front office people were knowledgeable but still adjusting to all of the changes in CHch since the earthquake (there IS storage at the bus station). They made all of the arrangements for activities I requested, no problems. Very clean hostel with a generally responsible clientele, which is always helpful. A quiet place to stay despite being so close to downtown everything.

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Thank you for your lovely review. Happy travels in NZ.


Wifi couldn't reach our room but good stay overall

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thank you for reviewing us. Sorry the Wifi did not reach your room. I just went for a walk with my device and had reception in every part of the building. It might have been a router issue. If there is anything wrong please let reception staff know. Most of the time everything is fixable - but we can only help if we are aware of the issue. Happy travels


Nice. Tinier than expected, which was ok. Cool that they did a BBQ. Look out, though, 25 minute walk from the bus station.

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Thanks for reviewing us. Glad you enjoyed our free BBQ. Happy travels in NZ.


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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. We will double check all mattresses and make sure there is no spiky ones in the dorms. Hope you enjoy your farming job. Enjoy NZ.


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.

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