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Around The World Backpackers Reviews

314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

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841 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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We got little help from the staff regarding anything! The kitchen was well stocked with equipment though. Carpets and linen were dirty and bathroom on bottom floor horrid. Had to wait 2.5 hrs to use the laundry facilities as they use same facilities (!washer and 1 dryer at $$$$) to wash the hostel things.

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Hi Kylie very sorry you did not enjoy your stay. I will look into the issues you brought up. regards managment


Great location, friendly staff, clean and new place, well equipped kitchen, fast internet and 1GB limit on it, the best option in town (I tried 3 hostels in this area during my stay).

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Thanks so much for your rating Tomasz, happy travels.


Romantic mood, very kind of staff


Nice backpacker, Nice staff, cool garden! I'd recommend it to anyone who needs a place to stay in Christchurch!

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Thanks Julie, happy travels


We really enjoy our nigths but we had bed bugs at our first nigth. Something sould be done for the smell in the showers. There was a unpleasant smell because of the mould.

  • 7th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for your review Rocco, we will check all those matters you mentioned asap! happy travels.


Really friendly staff. Internet is free and superfast. Shame that bathrooms get a bit messy and the water is either too cold or way to hot. Not the closet to the city but still in a nice location

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Thanks for your comments Samantha, happy travels


Shawn is doing a great job

  • 30th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi Patrick thanks for you comment! we appericiate it.


Great hostel for chilling and meeting people, just meet ans have predrinks in the funky kitchen and then head out.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for you comments Benjamin, happy travels!


Great place to stay if hostel is not busy. Street noise can be a bother at night and in the early morning. Wifi was fantastic and the staff was great!

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Hi Luke! Great having you stay, happy travels!

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