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Around the World Backpackers

314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean with good facilities and very helpful, friendly staff. Met some cool people and the location is pretty good for Christchurch, near to a supermarket and not far f4om Re:start mall. Free wifi is always a good bonus!

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

thanks for reviewing us, happy Christmas. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent hostel in Christchurch, however the bathroom left much to be desired and it got quite loud in the morning due to traffic. I also think the location would be difficult for people who don't have cars. We had fortunately rented a car for our trip so this wasn't an issue but it's something to consider. The outdoor garden was... More 

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

Hi, there are plenty of bus's that stop near us, shuttles drop off at the hostel and we are the closest hostel to the Intercity bus depot. All the best with the rest of your trip. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hostel situated close to the bus and coach stop. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathrooms are nice. There is a lovely garden to relax in, which is great in the sun and you can hang your washing out as they have a laundry service. There is free... More 

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

A lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the hostel perks. More 

København, Danmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet hostel, and the best/most clean linnen I have ever experienced, on a hostel. In general very tidy and clean. Bad: Wifi connection is limited, hard to Skype - poor connection in the rooms. Could feel the springs in my bed, might be time for a change? It does say great location - but it's 10-15 min walk downtown. Wouldn't... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feed back. I will check out the mattress's in all the dorms. Im sorry to hear the wifi was not fast, it is free and if there are a lot of people on it at one time that could slow it up, I will look into the issue as we want everyone to... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I stayed in a shared twin room, the website says to expect to be sharing with another person which I was fine with, what I was not expecting was to be sharing with a male which I found a little unsettling being a lone female traveller. The backpackers is very nice inside and staff very friendly, it is quite loud... More 

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

Hi, we are running a backpackers so I suggest if you don't like sharing a mixed room then book a female dorm in the future or a private room. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very nice and tidy place to stay. I love my stay at Around The World back packers. The receptionist at the counter was very sweet and friendly. No loud noises. Free unlimited wifi was an icing on the cake :-)

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

Thanks for your nice review, pleased you enjoyed yourself and the free wifi. More 

Masterton, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stayed in Christchurch for 2 nights. would stay again. staff friendly and helpful. everything clean, but slightly tired looking. Staff-TV room is too small for the number of backpackers wanting to use it.

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

Thanks for your review, hope to see you again one day. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had a great stay, friendly sociable staff, beds comfy, whole hostel very clean, kitchen good size, unlimited free internet, free washing powder, free sky tv, very sociable definitely will be staying again. Down side dorm rooms a bit small (only stayed in dorm can't speak for the other rooms) no lockers, laundry was expensive ( cheap laundret 5 minute walk... More 

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

Thanks for reviewing, pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Pros: Staff are willing to do extra mile to help us with our bookings, they also helped us with our dining choices. Bedroom was clean and has a big window. Common areas are nice. Kitchen was also not bad.free wifi. Cons:Location was quite far from the center, it's in the more quiet part of town. Narrow corridors and some guests... More 

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

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

Hamilton, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Around the World. They were really accommodating when I arrived early for check in, and very knowledgeable about the area if you need directions for anything. I definitely would consider staying here again next time I'm in Christchurch.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us. Our staff work hard to be as helpful and knowledgeable as they can about Christchurch and all the great activities you can visit while staying in Canterbury. Hope to see you again one day. More 

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Address: 314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Number of rooms: 11
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