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Canterbury House Christchurch Reviews

257 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand

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218 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The place is clean. But the room is a bit smelly. The place itself is quite hard to notice because it's located inward and no close to the main road. They even have a cat you can play with


Not happy to be told to take my shoes off! It is not in my culture. It is impractical to ask guests particularly with backpacks, or people making several trips to unload their car. A lot of rules explained to us but no interest in us as people. Felt we were intruding on owners kitchen and dining area. The room was comfortable enough but I have concerns regarding fire escape provisions. Windows had no security locks so were not able to be left open.

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel is located 30min from iSight, buses and the Canterbury museum. Be aware of that when you book this. The "free wifi" is only 50mb which runs out pretty fast. I would not recommend this hostel.


It would be nice to have a bigger free internet allowance. Some places give unlimited, others at least 200MB. 50 is a bit small to do much with. Staff were very helpful though. Very comfy beds and great cat!


Unfriendly staff, uncomfortable beds.


This was a lovely little house tucked away. It really felt like u were at home. You could relax in the garden or in the living room. Kitchen is not big so only one person at a time can cook really but never the less the owners were fantastic, everything was so clean and again homely. Great place to stay!


Made to feel very welcome by Keika and Alan. The garden was delightful and we loved their beautiful ragdoll cat!! We will definitely recommend Canterbury House.


really lovely place to stay- a real home stay which felt really welcoming and like being at home! beautiful big garden at the back. room was lovely and clean and other residents were friendly. lovely owner who was really nice. good location, especially if you have a car.


Really cute place and it's laid out quite nicely. Very clean and the garden in the back is really warm and inviting. Only thing we would have to complain about is that the owners are a bit... overworked. And it sort of shows in the way they conduct business as many of us mentioned to one another how we always felt in their way. Makes it a little less enjoyable to stay. But overall, still a nice place and worth the price.

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