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Chez la Mer Backpackers

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50 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, New Zealand
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Chez la Mer Backpackers
Ranked #13 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Akaroa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a super little hostel - friendly and welcoming. It felt like a real community amongst the staff working here, all of whom were happy to give advice on things to do. We also got given home made cake by one of them! Cooking was made so much easier by a great range of oils, herbs and spices available... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pretty in pink house. Clean, tidy, comfy beds, jolly multi national staff, great facilities - what's not to like! Throughly enjoyed my stay. Book early, they are busy for a very good reason! A highly recommended experience. Thank you all :)

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Really charming hostel, lovely backyard with a hammock and gas BBQ. Stayed here for a night in a double with shared facilities but could have easily stayed longer. Great place for exploring the Banks Peninsula. The kitchen is well equipped, free coffee and tea, free WiFi as well. We didn't have trouble parking in front of the hostel either. Giving... More 

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Vaxholm, Sweden
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

There were lots of negative things with this hostel, sadly. For example dirty kitchen, flees in the beds, no locks and so on. But the crew were nice, and they had free wifi! The book shelf were you could put in a book and take one to keep were awesome, I even found some swedish books :D I would probably... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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181 reviews 181 reviews
46 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you are looking for a clean and relatively inexpressive place to stay, Chez la Mer is a perfect spot for it. Probably, it is wiser to reserve in advance, however, we popped at the door and were lucky enough to find a room for two. The place has a garden and the sitting outside with a BBQ available. Quickly,... More 

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Almost all hotels were free booked or too expensive for us, so we found this hostel. When we arrived we immediately felt at home. Owners Sarah and Roy showed us their hostel and we loved it. Two kitchens and great neighbors made or stay very gentle and sweet. Rooms are perfect and the garden is a zen place. When we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is a historical building which is delightful. The staff has been more then nice and helpful! Nice place to enjoy of little akaroa, and it's in the center. The kitchen and common areas could be a little small but there is another kitchen and I think there are not that many beds. Would recommend it for sure!

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Paris, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Many many thanks for our one night stay (we would have love to stay longer). The place is comfy, cute and welcoming. All hostels say they are "home away from home" but this one trully is. My trip was 9 months ago now but can't forget that cute little place so had to comment. The owner is very nice and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We pulled up here late one night and stayed in the private triple room, the only one available at such late notice. The next morning we decided that rather than heading off as planned, we would take advantage of the Winter Special (pay 2, stay 3 in a dorm) and hung around this lovely place for three further nights. I'm... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Visited Akaroa and decided to stay over at Chez la Mer. Turned into 3 nights. It is a lovely place, roaring log fire, the people who help run the place are kind lovely guys and polite and go out of their way to help when they can. However the dorm I was in was cold-to be expected despite being told... More 

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Address: 50 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27

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