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Around the World Backpackers

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314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chenzhou, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and two friends stayed at Around the World Backpackers for one night in May. On arrival we were greeted by the male receptionist (not the friendliest guy) but showed us to our room and told us all we needed to know. We were also given free internet vouchers which was a pleasant surprise as we didn't think this was... More 

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

Thanks for the review and pleased your enjoyed yourselves. Nice that you mentioned all our free things, also have a free BBQ every Saturday night and you can also make free calls throughout NZ even on a mobile. Hope to see you again some day. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positive: Nice and comfortable room, the TV area and computer area are very nice. Cool outdoor area. The staffs are helpful, free coffee tea and wifi. Good night sleep. Not too far from intercity bus stop. Negative: bathroom and kitchen semi clean. When i arrived I have to wait a while in front of the door ( locked for security)... More 

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Thanks for reviewing us. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

It's not too shabby at all. Nothing fancy but decent and We liked our time there. Staff are nice, facilities are standard and semi clean. Reasonable kitchen, TV room and good outdoor space. Nice vibe generally. Free Wifi which is unusual around here. They Let us keep our bags in storage before check in. Bonus is that is a guitar... More 

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Thanks for commenting on the hostel. More 

Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Around the World Backpackers was a great place to stay. The staff was extremely helpful, and went out of their way to help me with things like an advanced check-in for a future stay and and arranging a 4 AM airport taxi. The rooms are spacious and have all the usual amenities including plugs and great wifi. You get a... More 

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Thanks for your lovely review, we appreciate your comments. More 

United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First night in NZ and Christchurch. Just stayed one night in a private room with shared bath. Clean place, felt safe, overall a great value for the money. Location is close to the Intercity bus stop for those traveling abroad. Some major sights and eats are a few blocks away, but the immediate vicinity is very quiet and empty, likely... More 

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Thanks for your nice review. More 

Kitchener, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I stayed at Around the World for two nights. I did a tour of the South Island and stayed the night before and after my tour. I loved my stay. The staff was great and very helpful best I have experienced so far this trip. There is free wi-fi, a good kitchen to cook in (or for others to cook... More 

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Thanks for your great review and so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. More 

San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Pretty clean with good facilities, though the bathrooms and showers could've been cleaner. I liked the fact that each bed had its own power outlet and reading light. This was also the only hostel I stayed in in New Zealand which had doors which automatically locked behind you, which made it feel quite secure. Plenty of free events, including a... More 

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

Orangeville, Canada
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281 reviews 281 reviews
115 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night before picking up our Escape Rental Camper-van (about a 30 minute walk away) for the next part of our adventure. Friendly, included fast & ample Internet (we did not know then how rare that would be in NZ). Our room was smallish but fine. Bathrooms clean. Our only recommendation would be a cleaner... More 

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Thanks for your nice review all the best with your travels. More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

I stayed there a couple of nights as my first stop in NZ, and it was quite good. The staff was very helpful and they(the hostel) organized some nice free 'events' (e.g. Free BBQ, films+pop corn, etc). The rooms are a bit small and the bathrooms not the cleanest, but hey, look at their huge kitchen and garden and you... More 

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Thanks for reviewing us, happy christmas More 

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