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Vagabond Backpackers

232 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived in Christchurch thinking that I would be able to get into a hostel easily because it was winter. I was wrong. Vagabond went above and beyond to ensure that I could get a bed for the three nights that I was there. It is a long term backpackers so most people have developed a family vibe. This is... More

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Napie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

After looking for ages for somewhere with availability in the city we found this place and booked online. Since it was the same price for a dorm or a private room for two we took the private room. It was a bit of a walk from the bus stop, but I think that's the case with most places in Christchurch... More

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Perth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It was ok. We had a private room with shared facilities. They put us in a separate building with one other room, sharing the bathroom and kitchen. It was quite private. Everything was a bit run down, but not badly. The shower didn't drain very well, but I don't think that was entirely the fault of the backpackers. Christchurch is... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

First off, the owner is a really nice guy, who surely tries his best running this hostel. Stayed here in July 2013. The majority of rooms were booked by workers who "rebuild/clean up" the inner city of christchurch. Not really a problem, but that is why all beds were booked and we were put in the "problem room", as named... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

When I arrived at Vagabond, I found out that they had forgotten to book me in (although I had emailed them multiple times confirming my booking) so for my first night I was put in the staff sleeping room on a mattress on the floor.. I slept fine and there was no problems but it wasn't a great first impression.... More

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Graeme W, Owner at Vagabond Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to review us - Sorry your stay was not happy . Sorry I messed up your booking - we always try & put it right - it does not happen too often - but it does occur - I have always made sure we get someone a bed - even if it means booking... More

Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Graeme Wills, the owner of Vagabond, is a really nice guy who is valiantly providing accommodation for travellers and workers alike in a city that is far from recovered from the devastating earthquakes that wrecked much of Christchurch three years ago. The house next door has been demolished. Others are condemned. A seven story apartment block on the corner is... More

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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I stayed there on sep 18th they put us on a unit flat that we had to share with three guys that where really messy, the kitchen was dirty, the bathroom was dirty, and the kitchen in the main house was also dirty and untidy. The staff was nice.

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Ipoh
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stay at private (which is same price with share room) and it's very cozy and warm during winter! Not to mention delicious bread every morning. Great selection of DVDs, nice common area with lots of funny stuffs to play around (is the wig still there?) After all it was a good experience.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I stayed in this place after making a reservation in advance($26 for a share room with 4 beds), arriving after a very late flight from overseas. The girl from the reception was lovely, very friendly and luckily she waited for us after hours from our late flight, she showed us around the facilities. That night I had a very nice... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Well after long flight with many stops i found a place that seemed qute nice and it was good not great but good all the thngs you need were there but at times was a little noisy, but the people there were very helpful and i found the rooms to be good. But please let me say the rooms were... More

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Additional Information about Vagabond Backpackers

Address: 232 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Vagabond Backpackers Hotel Christchurch

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Welcome to Vagabond Backpackers With only 30 beds; we are just the right size to offer our friendly service in a peaceful environment. With our quiet garden area and good facilities - we are a great place to stay while enjoying Christchurch & it's surrounds Or maybe you just want to relax and meet other like minded guests, buy or sell a car, plan your travels - then we are happy to make your stay great. We are situated close to Cathedral Square & the Bus station. We have Free Off-Street parking. Email for Winter Specials FREE INTERNET in Winter. ... more   less 
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