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Foley Towers

208 Kilmore St, Christchurch, New Zealand
Foley Towers
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised how spacious this place was, unusual for a city hostel. There is a large garden area with picnic tables, and two big kitchens and seating areas. Our ensuite room was a reasonable size, the bed was very comfy and the shower was hot and fairly powerful. We thought the price was good value. Staff are friendly and... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Foley's for 2 nights in a 3 bed dorm. The garden is really nice and the location is good. Unfortunately, the next supermarket is a 20 minutes walk away. The staff is friendly and helpful. The intercity bus station is just around the corner and the city centre with its main attractions , too.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Foley Towers offers a pleasant location on the outskirts of the central business district but only a 15-20 min walk to Cathedral Square and on to the park & Christchurch museum. Christchurch is still recovering from major earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, but is still a pleasant town to visit. The hostel itself is clean and well maintained. The staff... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We only stayed here one night... but we really liked our double room with ensuite shower. It was clean, and comfortable bed. Our room looked onto a gardened courtyard. The flowers in this garden were gorgeous and the garden obviously cared for with love. Had the weather been better and we been there longer I would have liked to appreciate... More 

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Augsburg, Germany
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We spent our last night in NZ at Foley Towers. There was only an uncomfortable bed in the pretty dark room. At least the room was en suite, which upgraded it a little bit. The kitchens are ok. Spacious, clean and well equipped. The common rooms were pretty uncomfortable but maybe they change that as I think they were renovating.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Few weeks ago I met an old couple from Europe travelling since ages and I was shocked when they said they've always travelled by hostels in NZ because they are so nice. You'll see they told me. Well they were right! Formed by bungalows surrounded by beautiful gardens, two big kitchens, wood bunk beds. Probably the best hostel I ever... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

While it had been 17 years between visits to Foley Towers for my wife and I it's still great. The best part was the young english guy up front. New BBQ to use and still a nice court yard for gathering if that's your thing. Kitchen was stocked well enough and lots of space to prep your meals. Relaxing nooks... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was surprised by the lovely grounds and gardens at Foley Towers, someone obviously spends a lot of time on these, and they create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, its like stepping off a city street and into a semi rural setting. We were in a twin room with ensuite which was functional with 2 beds and desk and bedside... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Run by a lovely couple, Rory and Jemma, lovely room, nice space and very clean. Good location, really helpful, decent toilet and shower. The communal area was decent - tv room, free games, good kitchen. Seemed to be universally liked by others too.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Clean, cosy and nice place The hostel provides big dining area, kitchen, and reading room. Any backpacker who wanted to stay more than 1 month has to move out for a week in order to make the room is under maintenance - CLEAN. This is a good control !

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