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Around the World Backpackers

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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 of 5 stars
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Kitchener, Canada
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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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Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

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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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 

Orangeville, Canada
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104 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

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

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10 helpful votes 10 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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Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us, happy christmas More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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thanks for reviewing us, happy Christmas. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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Thanks for your nice review, pleased you enjoyed yourself and the free wifi. More 

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