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Chester Street Backpackers

148 Chester St East, Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very colourful. Clean and well-maintained. Very quiet, both in location and inside. Not in the damaged area, but is a fair walk from the centre of town. However, there are several buses available and airport/train transfers will pick up and drop off. Lovely fat orange cat and pleasant staff. Thoroughly enjoyed staying there and highly recommend it. Word of warning,... More

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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We only stayed there for one night and enjoyed the double room they have by the garage. It was just a short walk outside to the bathroom in the big house...in the rain!!! I would only recommend a small ledge on top of the door of room so you will not get wet while trying to open your bedroom´s door.... More

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Lakeport, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Well - here we are at Chester Street Backpackers in Christchurch. What a delightful place! There is a ginger cat called Vinnie, comfortable living room with sink- in chairs and sofas. The house is on a quiet street - painted in reds and oranges. The kitchen has an in credible selection of herbs and spices as well as other condiments... More

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Whangaroa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A cute cosy hostel, with nice big rooms, felt very homely we stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay, kitchen and bathrooms were clean and tidy. There was parking out the front and was on a quiet Road. The only thing it lacked was an atmosphere, everyone kept themselves to themselves so it wasn't as friendly and easy to... More

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Chester St Backpackers is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. It is clean, quiet and very cozy. The staff is friendly and helps you with anything. The facilities are spacious and nicely done up. There is herb garden with heaps of herbs to choose from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Over the course of the last couple of weeks I have stayed at Chester St Backpackers three times - I'm starting to feel like a piece of the furniture. Wonderfully situated in a quiet street (roadworks excepted but you can't blame them for the ongoing work happening in Christchurch), the hostel is just 10 minutes walk from the centre of... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I've stayed at Chester Street numerous times and I always enjoy coming back here. The hostel is clean and quiet and away from the bustle of the city yet close enough for the necessities. Beds are comfy and the kitchen is well appointed. The staff is always helpful and welcoming. If you are beginning your NZ journey or ending it,... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I was only here for one night before renting a campervan. Chester Street is clean, cozy, and quiet nestled on neighborhood streets near the city center. It isn't the friendliest place but has a very homey feel and is a great place to unwind. Easy to get to from the airport with the bus and a short walk. The kitchen... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Nice little place near the town center. Stayed there a few times now, hoping to see fire breathing dragons(being a big fantasy fan)…still waiting :( Staff is friendly and interacting. Good place to be!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Having spent 3 months in New Zealand we needed a nice place to stay the last 3 nights before our departure out of Christchurch. Chester Street Backpackers is a charming old house, neatly restored and with nice individual details to each room. Good communal kitchen, clean showers and toilets. The front and back gardens are nice places to just sit... More

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Address: 148 Chester St East, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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