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Around the World Backpackers

314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Around the World backpackers is simply a very nice hostel :-) The whole hostel has a nice Kiwiana touch and each bed has its own light and plug. The kitchen is awesome - finally enough kitchen utensils and an oven! Very inviting to cook. Belinda was extremely helpful with all our traveller's problems and went out of her way to... More

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

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

Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing stood out about this hostel as great or horrible. It was nice to have our own light and power point at each bed, but the room was a little crowded. The staff at the desk seemed friendly enough but the hostel didn't feel overly comfortable and the common areas were very small. I stayed two nights.

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

Hi thanks for reviewing us, our hostel is small which so many of our guests love! pleased you enjoyed the power plugs and hopefully you made the most of the free unlimited wifi to. Happy travels. More

Wellington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time staying in a backpackers/hostel so was initially a bit anxious but it was so great - the people at reception were so nice and helped us find our way around, looked after our bags for us. The room was warm and the bed was so comfy! Overall we felt very safe and comfortable :)

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

Thanks for your lovely review. More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights. Definitely long enough. The bathrooms smell of damp and drains. Gross. However rooms very clean and nice beds. Love the individual lights and plug sockets. Nice touch. Despite waking up to ants below my bed in the morning the room was fine. Staff on the front desk were lovely and always very helpful. Kitchen small... More

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

Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. But pleased you appreciated our new lights and power plugs. More

Quathiaski Cove, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I stayed for a week at Around The World Hostel in Christchurch this month (April, 2014) and was impressed with the friendly, professional staff and the overall high standards of this hostel. One key to their success is their ZERO TOLERANCE policy for drunkenness in the hostel. I have stayed in countless travellers' hostels and seen numerous good hostels go... More

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, we all work hard to achieve reviews like yours. More

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74 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Accommodation was all booked up in Christchurch at the end of February, and so a friend and I opted to share the Love Shack private double at the Around the World Backpackers east of the central square. The room was tiny, in one of those detached cabins, but for one night it was all we needed. There was a nice... More

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

Thanks for your review, enjoy Picton. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a Fantastic Hostel, very clean and tidy, the staff are wonderful, extremely helpful and go that extra mile for you. I stayed here for a few weeks and it has such a welcoming atmosphere. The kitchen and bathroom areas are kept very clean and the beds are very comfortable. The BBQ on Thursday is a great way to... More

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

Thanks so much for your lovely review and pleased you enjoyed our live entertainment! all the best with your travels More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The best hostel in Christchurch!!! I love this hostel, it feels like home for me. The hostel is very clean, the kitchen has everything you need and more, it is well situated and the staff are very friendly and helpful. On a thursday night they have a bbq with live music and great atmosphere. The internet is the best i've... More

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Thanks for your great review More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I'd give the hostel itself 5 stars because it's very clean, modern and it's got good facilities (TV room, computer room, great kitchen, good beds) and it's very close to the bus station but it's super noisy and the hostel staff doesn't seem to do anything about it! We all like to have a drink and a chat but some... More

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

Hi thank you for saying such nice things about the hostel, I am sorry you did not get a good nights sleep! I hope the rest of your trip goes well. regards More

Cromwell, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The place is nice and well located, the staff is super friendly and very helpful, I just feel like rather than tell me step by step what the rules are in the backpacker they should try to get to know you a bit before making judgement. The lady seemed worried I was gonna leave the kitchen messy? (which I didn't... More

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

Hi sorry you felt that you were being targeted about following the rules. I do apologise. 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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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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One of the friendliest hostels on the planet...Around the World Backpackers provides a sanctuary from loud, large hostels. Our 36 bed hostel is approx. 10 Min walk to the Restart Mall, and only 10 minute walk to the Intercity bus depot. A great place to meet people from all around the world! Kick back, relax and stay awhile. •FREE Internet •FREE unlimited WIFI •FREE tea, coffee and spices for cooking •FREE herbs (and whatever is growing in the garden)•FREE SKY TV - Movies and Sport•FREE DVDs to view•FREE phone for local Christchurch calls and national 0800 numbers•FREE off street parking (on a first-in, first-served basis) • Movie night every Wednesday 8pm free popcorn, Live entertainment Thursday 6pm (weather permitting),FREE BBQ every Saturday at 6pm. ... more   less 
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