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Around the World Backpackers

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314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights while in Christchurch... Is a lovely hostel not far from the town, was clean and comfortable, the kitchen was the cleanest hostel kitchen I've ever seen! Lovely garden! Free wifi and phone calls to NZ! Great Thankyou

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Thank Kelly B
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review, and great to hear you enjoyed all the freebies. More 

Dagenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Haven't even left this hostel yet and writing a review because it's one of the best I've stayed in yet whilst travelling New Zealand Double room is really chic looking, nothing like your classic hostel. Really comfortable soft beds! Bathrooms are clean and well kept, they have unisex showers or a separate private bathroom and toilet for girls Kitchen is... More 

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Thank Jodie F
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. The ATW team work hard to ensure everyone enjoys their time at the hostel. All the best with the rest of your trip. More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Pretty standard hostel, cheap for Christchurch, expensive for anywhere else on the south island. Friendly staff, nice little garden. Free BBQ was a bonus, social feel to the hostel, good location. Maps in the dining area are cool!

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Thank Ali F
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review all the best with the rest of your trip More 

Picton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This was a nice little place. Stayed here with my girlfriend for a few nights in a double room. Nice bed, free towels, unlimited wifi and free bbq on saturday. simple but filled a whole. Only crisitism was that the staff wern't very knowledgable. There moods were all ok, nothing fantasic, but couldnt offer much insight into some local quetions.... More 

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Thank PorkchopJim
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for staying and reviewing us. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I hadn't really stayed in Backpackers before so I was a relative novice but I wasn't all that impressed with Around The World to be honest … It was clean and the friendly reception staff helped keep me warm with extra blankets and heaters. I stayed for two nights and both mornings I had to be up early so I... More 

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Thank Gnomosome
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Staying at a hostel is very different to a motel or hostel. Due to international flights arriving late in the evenings we often have late check ins. I will check the doors for squeaks. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I've stayed at this hostel on 3 occasions , 9 days in total, which should give a good indication of its appeal. The staff are very friendly and always go the extra mile to help and to accommodate a persons needs. The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable and the kitchen /dining room is well stocked with equipment and... More 

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Thank John C
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing the hostel, always good to hear what returning guests have to say. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This hostel did the job as a stopover before flying back to Wellington, location not central, but didn't matter too much. TV room was tiny and kitchen was so busy I didn't bother cooking. A lot of tradies staying there who were obviously too settled and treated the place as there own. Dorm room was modern and had everything I... More 

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Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stayed here for the final 2 nights of our stay in new zealand. Good things: -The double room was pleasant and looked out onto a school. -The staff were friendly and happy to help, even calling up to book a shuttle to the airport for us - Free wifi was excellent Not so good things: -the long term residents... More 

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2 Thank Miranda B
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Great that you enjoyed the free wifi and your room. I was concerned about your comments re smells and longtermers. We have asked around all the other guests and they have not noticed a smell, the longtermers you mentioned were great guys and we enjoyed having them around however they have all moved into a flat now, can I just... More 

Koblenz, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and me stayed in Around The World Backpacker's Love Suite for two nights. It is a small room with a very comfortable double bed, a heater and a TV. The wifi worked very well, the staff was nice and friendly! All in all, it was a really nice stay!

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Thank SaskiaUndEnrico
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. More 

Chenzhou, China
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Staying at Around the World is like staying at home. No hassle, no noise, friendly people. The staff is the best, always ready to give some local advise or help you in any way they can. The garden is really nice to have your dinner or just chill. Thanks Conny!

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Thank gxnnx
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Great review we really appreciate your comments all the best with the rest of your trip. More 

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