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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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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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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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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 

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

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