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69 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've had to put one start as theres no option for zero or no stars. Very disappointed with hostel, beds unsafe and dirty, doors hanging off, no safe place to store any belongings, ladder to top bunk hand made with sharp edges and not screwed onto the bed. Guy we were supposed to be sharing a room with upon arriving... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night at the kiwi base camp and the highlight of my stay there was that my bicycle has been stolen in their backyard during the night... although it was locked to a post and that I had been told by the hostel staff that was safe. When I reported it to the staff member on duty, her... More

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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the KBC, and both nights had good sleep - booked double rooms which were good in size. Could have done with a more thorough clean under the beds and shower rooms, but overall an ok stay. Hostel offers a free shuttle from airport and a $10 return trip or as previously stated a $3 bus... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Helpful friendly staff, single room comfy double bed but could clean rubbish and dust under the bed and wipe around for a clean stay. Ask for a towel at reception. Don't pay $10 to get to airport, as in a previous review mentions, catch a bus and get off at Antarctic centre, one stop before and it's the usual bus... More

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Only about a ten minute walk from town, but great value for money and free breakfast! Dorm rooms not too big at 6 beds a room. Really nice atmosphere and staff really helpful. Thanks for a great stay and I will be recommending you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stay here because this hostel provide free airport pickup. but when we arrive to air port, we were told by staff that their shuttle bus were fully booked. However, the staff is very helpful and try to show us way to get to the hostel. They did compensate us with free wifi. The bunk bed making so much noise... More

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Robin Hood's Bay
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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Not bad, not great either. Clean towels available at no extra charge- nice touch (you need to ask at reception for them). Kitchen's are ok, showers are clean, beds and mattresses are cheap. A number of the residents here are long term residents who work temporarily in CC, if you get chatting to them they are a nice bunch (along... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

The only reason I'm giving this hostel one star is because I can't give it zero or negative stars. The customer service and accommodations were horrendous. First of all, there were 3 of us and we were all supposed to be staying in the same room, however when we got there we discovered only 2 beds available as another customer... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I had a private room. Only heating was from a small plug in radiator. Bedding was so cheap and generated so much static electricity, I could see it in the dark! Breakfast is what it is - but it is only instant tea or coffee & a few loaves if bread with jam & butter. The website claims to have... More

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Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Nice place to stay when you travel alone, the staff is really friendly! They can help you for the transfers from & to the airport. Bedrooms are comfy. Shared bathrooms cleaned daily. This hostel is good value and breakfast is included (with home made bread!) The living room and patio are very nice too.

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Also Known As:
Kiwi Basecamp Hotel Christchurch
Kiwi Basecamp Hotel
Address: 69 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 83 Specialty lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME to our SUPER COMFY hostel. We offer: FREE SHUTTLE (incl AIRPORT), FREE BREAKFAST + world famous FRESH BREAD and FREE COFFEE, TEA, MILO. Enjoy hot showers in new bathrooms and comfy, ready made beds in heated rooms. Herb garden + BBQ area. Travel/activity assistance and FREE long term bag storage. CINEMA with FREE DVDs + SKY, sauna, FREE BIKES. Second visit discount. Great weekly and winter rates! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!! ... more   less 
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