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Kiwi Basecamp Reviews

69 Bealey Ave, Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand

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516 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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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


I would never go again in this hostel.

  • 10th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice with breakfast, a little walk to the center.


This hostel was clean and the facilities were more than adequate. The general atmosphere wasn't very welcoming because no one hung out in the kitchen. The patio out back was the only semblance of a common room but it was out back behind the building so you couldn't catch people walking by.

  • 7th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff at Kiwi Basecamp were lovely and extremely helpful. The accommodation was clean, dry and welcoming and everyone was really friendly. The facilities were fairly good by hostel standards and we really enjoyed our night there. The security was fairly good however, our bedroom door lock was not working properly as the people before us had damaged it but it could still be locked when fiddled with. The staff were apologetic and couldn't be more helpful.

  • 27th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great stay!

  • 13th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


An OK place. Free WiFi but limited to 250mb. Basic breakfast - but at least you got one. Location was average but that's because the CBD is still closed so it affects all hostels.

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