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Around the World Backpackers

314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Wisconsin
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233 reviews 233 reviews
69 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thanks for your great review More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After staying at horrible backpackers in christchurch this hostel was truly delightful. The owner is keen on creating a cozy family atmosphere by keeping everything clean, tidy and personal. During the week there are different activities offered such as movie night with free popcorn and a bbq in the back garden. We had a very relaxing and wonderful time here.... More

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

Thank you for your lovely comments we enjoyed having you to stay, all the best. More

Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in a 4 shared dorm room. The hostel has a great house vibe and is very quiet, clean, and comfortable. There's a small parking lot in front and unlimited wi-fi using a voucher or through the two computers available in the reading room. There's also a tv lounge, nice backyard adjacent to an elementary school,... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review, happy travels! More

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I urgently needed a place to stay in Christchurch at the cheapest price available and I chose Around the world backpackers randomly. The staff were very friendly, the house is very clean and beautiful and the rooms are nice, the bed was comfortable and big. If I ever go back to Christchurch, I would definitely choose to stay there.

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

Thank you for your review. kind regards ATW team More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed at the hostel for quite a while and had a really good time, no complaints here! Great people running the hostel and very friendly staff. Always helpful and giving tips on where to go and what to do :). Location was good, not too far a walk to the supermarket or the postoffice/bank/restartmall/central bus station and the surroundings... More

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

Enjoyed having you to stay, thanks for your review. More

Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed in Around the World Backpackers twice and both times were no dissapointment. I have also stayed in 4 other hostels in Christchurch, but none of them had it all like this one. Lovely garden with hammocks on sunny days; frendly atmoshpere with a free BBQs; great kitchen area to cook together and chat together while exploring the various... More

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

Thanks for your review Joanna we enjoyed having you to stay, all the best with the rest of your trip. More

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Additional Information about Around the World Backpackers

Address: 314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 83 Specialty lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 7pm,FREE BBQ every Saturday at 6pm. ... more   less 
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