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Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

130 Racecourse Road (between Epsom Road & Racecourse Road), Christchurch, New Zealand
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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had booked in there for 2 nights we didn't even stay 1. It was disguising and very smelly. My partner took my 3yo daughter to the toilet and it was covered in poo. Would NOT recommend it to anyone.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My girlfriend and I booked this place before reading any reviews (and safe to say we would not have booked here if we had) and although it was far from a great place to say, I didn't find it as bad as advertised. Firstly, we only booked this place as we were going to a wedding on at Langdale's Winery... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I needed a bed close to the airport as my flight landed at way past midnight. I was shown a room that looked like a second hand furniture shop. There was a toilet roll on the table, I was not shown where the toilets were. There 2 cups & saucers on the table, but no kettle. The pillow case left... More 

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napier
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

me and my mate were doing a bike tour around the south island. our standards werent particularly high, but this place was by far the worst we had stayed in. the rooms used to be old storage units and thats the way you get treated too. the owners just care about the money. the sheets had not been washed or... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Needed a place near airport due to very early flight. This was the only one we could find. But just don't do it. Room, kitchen & bathrooms unclean and smelly. No toilet paper. No towels to rent. No duvet. Avoid at all costs. Sleep in the airport instead.

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2 Thank Andrew W
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is the worst place I have ever stayed. I can guarantee the sheets aren't cleaned after each visit and are covered in stains. The room stinks, the facilities are awful and we felt uncomfortable. The majority of the people there are living there full time. Its not a travelers backpackers.

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1 Thank gavmountford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Disgusting smell in toilets and shower was swimming in water. Room linen was dubious and smelt of cat and noise was extreme. Would never stay again as we were very uncomfortable during our night there. The service when booking in is null and void. There was no directions to where the toilets were or the kitchen.

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1 Thank WilkinsonSE
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Service of this place was terrible, noise was awful and place was super dirty, looks like no attempts at cleaning any if the facilities. The receptionist was so unhelpful, it was like she didn't even want our service, she was unfriendly and just couldn't be bothered answering any of our questions. We have never come across such poor and disgusting... More 

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1 Thank Doree007
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Second night stay in New Zealand and second nights accommodation for 6 months traveling and by far the worst for them all. Last resort as we were late trying to find somewhere and this was our last option. When we arrived there was no-one there, so after a phone call we were giving a padlock code which opened a locker... More 

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2 Thank Jess W
Te Anau, New Zealand
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36 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Was what my daughter discribed thiss place before leaving to find another place to stay. Lacked security, bed unmade and room dirty. I rang to explain the departure and the reasons but the Asian female manager didn't care. I then cancelled a further booking and had to request a refund as she clearly wasn't going to apologise let alone offer!!... More 

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