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69 Bealey Ave, Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand

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556 Total Reviews
  • 54%Value For Money
  • 58%Security
  • 69%Location
  • 64%Staff
  • 58%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 53%Facilities

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This place is dirty and has a funky atmosphere. When the staff (I'm assuming are all WWOOFers) started cleaning you had to get out of the way because they wanted it done as soon as possible without attention to cleanliness. At one point a guy barged into our room with a vacuum without knocking then went back out, knocked, and came back in without us responding. We wanted another hostel but everywhere was full. A friend saw a mouse in the kitchen and we heard it scratching.


It was a very small hostel with showers and a very dirty toilet. The beds were awful, when you moved they we're so noisy that everyone was awake! You could easily fall out of the bed 1,5m deep. We saw a sign: left my ipod here to charge and now i'm missing it - didn't feel really safe! But the stuff was nice and every morning they offered free bread and jam that was great :)


Decent enough hostel. Rooms a bit small, with not quite enough toilets. Cosy and friendly though, and great freshly baked bread in the morning!


Cold place, horrible dorm (bed), bed not really clean, no light in a bathroom, they charge for Internet, not a breakfast although they say breakfast include....

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Far walk from the city centre. House is very old and run down. Kitchen is disgusting, spilt milk in the fridges that didn't get cleaned for days. No activities organized for the backpackers. Staff are extremely unfriendly and unhelpful. Security is dodgy, friend came to meet me and walked right in the front door and they gave him my room number and told him to walk right in. Beds are rickety and probably unsafe. Overall terrible place.

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