Canterbury House Christchurch Reviews
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You were my first port of call in New Zealand and still the best so far. Alan & Keiko, thanks for everything and for making me feel very welcome. I hope to come back again in the near future to you. I would give Canterbury House 150% for everything possible. John, Ireland.
Rather a homestay than a hostel. So very quiet. Kitchen facilities/equipment include everything you could wish for. Showers are very good, strong and hot. Lounge is very cosy with sofas to relax after a long day. Location is ok, 20 to 30 minute walk from the i-site and main shopping area. Alan, the owner, can arrange nice tours without any fee and even give you discount on some stuff. Definitely stay there if you dont want to deal with too many people and want a quiet and relaxing stay.
"Hostel' is more of a home-stay. Clean facilities & good location. Unfortunately the atmosphere is very uncomfortable as we felt we were an unwelcome guest in someone's home.
This is a well run hostel. Its pretty quiet and tame.
More of a home-stay than a hostel or, to put it another way, all of comforts of home at hostel prices. The location is as close as you are likely to get to the city core and the (newly sited) Inter-City Main Bus Stop. Its very well equipped home, warm, comfortable, blissfully quiet and is kept spotlessly clean by a very hard-working owner/manager. Its easy to find and difficult to fault. I'd go back tomorrow.
The best hostel I've ever stayed in! The owners are so friendly. I felt like home. As there are only a dozen beds, it is quiet and you can easily meet people. Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate, free washing machine, 50Mo free Wifi per night (more than most hostels in NZ). Just perfect!
The owner met me on arrival and showed me around the hostel. Was made to feel comfortable and at home. Staff were all very helpful and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Having never stayed in a shared dorm before, I was quite sceptical beforehand but felt settled as soon as I arrived. A lovely homely feel and plenty of facilities, I would highly recommend this hostel for those looking for a comfortable and relaxing stay with welcoming owners.