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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   36 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in central Christchurch on Hereford st,and newly renovated throughout. Helpful staff,clean and tidy. No lift so don't bring too much. 5 mins from Naked bus stop in front of Canterbury Art Museum. Good restaurants close by, approx $115 per night. Needs a bit of landscaping done on the outside. Enjoy.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was pretty much my home for five months, left on the 23'd June 2014. Really nice place, the staff are awesome, all a good laugh, never had any problems with them, however like most places some downsides, there is a guy with white hair tall and looks moody, he's very rude comes in changes the tv channel without asking,... More

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly. Even after a bedroom mix up they solved the problem quickly and efficiently. Bathrooms shared male and female were kept very clean. Good location near museum and botanic gardens. Didn't use kitchen or lounge. Bed was too soft in our room, but otherwise comfortable

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest: staff is friendly, they have a large TV and cosy lounge. But combined together it can be disgusting if people are watching a box fight which surrounds all other guests. But that's only the beginning: I wondered where they place dishes and cuttlery until I found out searching for 10 minutes: you need to hire it from... More

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Reception was 2 hilarious middle aged women. They were funny. You'll see a guy with a dog around the hostel, he works there and doesnt seem to take nicely to you touching his dog :/ so dont. The room was nice, we had 222. It was right beside the room and close to the bathroom, keep the window closed though... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had a terrible night's sleep here unfortunately. The sounds in the hallway really reverberate and we were woken late at night and early the next day by other guests and their minders. We had a standard double room which was fine. The bed was a bit saggy. We had to pay a deposit to get cups and plates for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I made a very last minute booking for an overnight stay at the Thomas's Hotel. We were on a very tight budget and this hotel was the cheapest available, but had great reviews. The staff were very friendly upon checkin, and had upgraded us to a luxury suite with a balcony. The room was very tastefully decorated,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

After almost 10 weeks travelling 8000 klms by car, all over The South Island, I have seen the very best and the very worst. Anyone making complain about Thomas's Hotel Backpackers have not travelled far enough and have seen nothing. I have been over 103 countries around the world in 40 years plus as a expat child, so please, give... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a double room, very small. TV was good, Internet great. Shared bathroom good, average cleaniness. Location is pretty good. About 5 minutes walk to Cathedral, about 15 mins to shopping mall. Kitchen could be improved.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

VERY clean indeed, excellent spacious showers, super-helpful staff, good ambiance, large lounge and communal area for meeting people, central location, free parking close by. VERY good value for money overall. I have no complaints whatsoever. I would definitely go again, and highly recommend Thomas, Hotel. T Thank you very much, to all the staff there... You were all so kind... More

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Address: 36 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Thomas's Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Thomas's Hotel on Hereford is located very centrally. We are only 150 metres from the Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park, Restart Mall and many other city attractions. The hotel has been fully strengthened and refurbished after the February 2011 earthquakes. We offer a range of accommodation, from share rooms, budget and full ensuite rooms. The hotel also includes a guest kitchen and lounge, guest laundry and an ever evolving garden area which currently has a BBQ. The hotel offers FREE WIFI.Come and enjoy our newly refurbished hotel. ... more   less 
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