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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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