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Chester Street Backpackers Reviews

148 Chester St East, Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand

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40 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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I had a fantastic stay at cherster street backpackers. It is a sweet hostel and I would definitly stay there again!

  • 21st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A very cozy and charming hostel. It's a bit hard to find food in the area since the earthquake, but that's not the hostel's fault, and they helped us find a corner store for the basics! The showers have very low water pressure and are built for very short people. Otherwise the facilities were very nice, particularly the electric blankets and book exchange.


This was a charming backpackers and in a good location to walk to Christchurch CBD. Amazing that the beds had electric blankets!!! It was kept clean which was good. The only disappointing thing was that it was advertised that free wi-fi was provided but when we arrived we were told we had to pay for it.


We had a room in the converted garage in the garden. At first I thought it was cute, but it was very cold and inconvenient having to go through the garden into the house to use the bathroom.


Cosy hostel with the cosiest bedroom ever (and super comfy bed!) Good location, very nice staff, relaxing atmosphere with cat and all and cleanliness guaranteed. I totally recommend this place if you want to visit Christchurch or just chill out. Thank you Chester Street!

  • 6th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great stay, simple and small, but comfy and clean. If you like cosy old-fashioned places, this one is just fine.

  • 3rd Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


A really lovely hostel, cosy and welcoming and peaceful

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