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314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

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82%

Rating
841 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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91%

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!

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Thanks for your great review, we try to treat all our guests as we would like to be treated. all the best with your travels.

97%

Wonderful place. A bit far from the airport, but is probably the best hostel in the city.

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thanks for your review all the best

80%

Clean hostel with nice garden area. People using as stop off point when entering/leaving nz. Would use again.

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Thanks for your nice review.

83%

Great accomodation, clean rooms, bathrooms and kitchen, nice backyard and very friendly and helpful staff. Unfortunately, there was no free pizza as announced, but at least a movie night with free popcorn. In general a good choice to stay at.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi thanks for your review. Our weekly events have been changed and I thought I had updated all online websites. Wednesday nights movie night, Thursday night live entertainment and BBQ, Saturday nights free BBQ. All the best with your travels.

74%

Small place with helpful patient staff. Not much space and the

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, yes we are a small hostel but a lot of guests like this. Thanks for staying and all the best with your travels.

83%

Small hostel. Only one female and one mixed bathroom for the whole hostel. So no privacy if you are a guy. Lots of free stuff from people leaving NZ.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, we do also have the bathroom downstairs that everyone is welcome to use if staying on the second floor.

80%

This is a small, well run hostel with a very social atmosphere and great staff. The place isn't fancy and rooms are a bit small, but the layout of the dining area and backyard is very good for meeting other travelers. Staff here are very helpful with just about everything and were really fun to hang out with as well. The place is kept quite clean and I'd recommend staying here!

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Thanks for your review

77%

loved the atmosphere, very friendly and wifi was free what a bonus!

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Thanks for your review, all the best with your travels

86%

Clean, confortable, lovely staff....I really enjoyed my stay, and the staff was really very very very kind, helpfull and absolutely nice.

  • 6th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your rating, we enjoyed having you to stay all the best with the rest of your trip.

71%

A good hostel but a 20 min walk from city center and supermarket.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, the walk to the city centre is just over 5mins, however the supermarket is about a 15 minute walk, sadly we lost convenience stores in the earthquake. All the best with your travels.

74%

Nice hostel good facilities but long walk to central bus station and staff stayed up til 3/4 am all weekend drinking loudly so did not get a great nights sleep.

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for your review, I am very sorry you did not get any sleep, the staff member has left who caused the trouble. Regarding the long walk to the central bus station, it should only take you 10 minutes but there are buses you can catch very close to the hostel to get to the station if you don't want to walk. All the best with the rest of your trip.

69%

At first the place was awesome, but on our second night we were kept awake till 3am by the night MANAGER having a loud party. Even after we asked them to be considerate they kept us awake a second night after that. Because of this selfishness we were so tired we couldn't enjoy our time in Christchurch as we would have liked. The owner was lovely but she needs to fire her staff and find some that respect the PAYING guests.

  • 13th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for your review, as it happens the night staff member involved is no longer with us. Please accept my apologise.

63%

Standard hostel. Well equipped kitchen. They had a mixed bathroom in addition to just the female bathroom which was useful as the extra capacity was required. We were given free wifi vouchers on arrival which was nice. It's a walk to the city centre but then there isn't much of a city centre to Christchurch anymore so maybe that doesn't matter!

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thanks for your review. Yes the heart of our city is looking very sad, building has started, come back in 5 years time and there will be more to see and do!

86%

Very nice and clean hostel. Close to the "city" but nothing much to do there. The BBQ was not working because there was no gas but the staff helped us to get it working again. I would stay again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi thanks for your comments, Christchurch has certainly lost its party atmosphere, we plan to have a few events at the hostel and I hope to have an entertainment manager starting soon who will take guests to a few bars around town. Thanks for staying

91%

This was my first time ever in a hostel, and I loved it here, especially after a 28 hour flight from England. Lovely atmosphere, sunny back garden and well equipped kitchen! Definitely would recommend, thanks!


80%

Only stayed for one night and left early but staff were really nice and helpful, tv room was nice and cosy, good location 10 minute walk from city centre. Only 4 in my room which was good but one roomate had seriously smelly shoes which was pretty disgusting but thats their fault not the hostel. Very clean too and bed was comfy, i would stay again!

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Thanks Una for your review, happy travels!

91%

Small city hostel with a big kitchen and nice garden. Huge selection of movies to watch on the TV in the TV room.

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Thanks for your review. Appreciate your comments.

97%

Absolutely loved this place, great beds in the 4 bed mixed dorm, great kitchen facilities, TV room, computer room and amazingly friendly staff! They did a bbq night for everyone while I was there. No lockers though and a bit far off, bus station is not far though. Next time I'm in Christchurch, I'll definitely stay here again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for your review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Lockers will be put in some time, in the mean time we have a safe for any valuables and our storage cupboard is also a safe place to store items. Hope to see you again!

74%

Decent stopover hostel with spacious outside area.


97%

very comfortable stay. everything is good. there's free wifi with sufficient quota which is very rare in nz somehow. very helpful and friendly staff who helps a lot with late checking in and other stuff. thanks. i like it there.

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Thanks Yizhu for your rating happy travels

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