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Kiwi Basecamp Reviews

69 Bealey Ave, Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand

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534 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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Too many first-trip travellers, disrespectful people without any consciousness of what is sharing a room.


Nice place to Stay


Booked the hostel on the premiss they ran a shuttle to/from the airport. I emailed the hostel before we set off to let them know what we wanted a shuttle there/back but received no reply. When we arrived in Christchurch we phoned the hostel and were told the shuttle was fully booked, and we had to make our own ($40 taxi) way there. When we asked about the Taxi service for $10 back to the airport we were told, despite it being advertised as a 7 day service, that it would not be running.

  • 17th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place, you feel like at home !

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Even if we just stayed ohne night it was awesome. The owner is such a nice and lovely guy and we did love the german bread! All in all we had an pleasant stay and wilden would recommend it to everyone. Thanks guys! Thumbs up!;)


Not enough facilities...and staff not really friendly.

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


dirty and mis treated hostel. Graffiti on furniture, looks very run down. Lots of labourers living there so not many like minded travelers. Would not stay here again or recommend it at all. My room stunk like beer.


Walked in to a horrible smell of generally being unclean Girl on reception sat in pjs and not helpful Wifi was terrible and lost connection multiple times Later on reception staff at watching movie at reception We booked a three bed private room got there and was given 4 bed shared even though we only stayed there because we wanted a three bed room Company for shuttle bus was good and on time They advertise shuttle pick up but do not say it's not available on weekends Not good!


A nice smaller hostel with nice people staying there, I was only there for 2 nights but I enjoyed it!


dirty showers, kitchen alright. beds very old and squeaky... amazing freshly baked bread for breakfast though :)


The bunk beds were a bit rickety and make a lot of noise either climbing into them or when you are rolling over in bed. Apart from that everything was great

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