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Chez la Mer Backpackers

50 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, New Zealand
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Chez la Mer Backpackers
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival to the hostel we were greeted by the manager on shift. She had a go at us for 5 minutes for not ringing the doorbell. Despite us apologising profusely for this, her monologue dragged on! She also made us have an extra room, despite requesting only 5 beds, she have us a twin a double and a triple!... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights and enjoyed my stay. Great location right in the centre and they have a sailing boat to take people out on and it was great to see the village from the water plus the bonus was the dolphins we saw. The hostel is small and takes quiete a few people but it makes a cosy... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hostel immediately has a peacfull spirit around it and is a good place to regain energy and rest. The garden with its pond and fish are very relaxing. Clean kitchen, rooms, showers which is not always the case at backpackers. Staff very friendly. Fred wifi. Near located to downtown. Free bike rentals

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Tel Aviv, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed at Chez la Mer for 2 nights, once in the ensuite double and again in the standard double upstairs. We felt the hostel was really below the standard we got used to during our 1.5 months trip in NZ. For the first tine in NZ, we were greeted by a 'cash only' policy which made us withdraw money... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
41 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Best damn back packer in the world bar none! The lady who works is super friendly and everything is on par with an amazing bed and breakfast! Nothing to fault and everything to praise! Clean rooms, central location and excellent facilities! Even free bikes and fishing rods to use. Just simply everything is excellent! Beds are comfy, bathrooms are neat... More

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Noosa, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have been visiting this wonderfilled, interesting nest with different aged members of my family for over 20 years. The once immaculate & spring fragrant herb gardens have become a delicious rambling, featuring a tranquil box hedged water feature and several private nests for outdoor quiet time. We were walmy welcomed & our room, (Queen Twin with ensuite = highly... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I just loved staying at that hostel. We were there in August and got a room all to ourselves. Our room looked a bit girlish (all purple), which I just loved. This hostel certainly is different, but absolutely great. It's got a very positive attitude and you feel welcome and home right when you enter the front door. They have... More

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Akaroa, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Meant to stay here for a week, Ended up staying and working for them for 6 months. Brilliant backpackers brilliant people. Akaroa is a beautiful town and a chez la mer is an outstanding backpackers. Sara the manager is welcoming and friendly and genuinly cares about her guests and does as much as she can too help there needs. The... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I managed to obtain a room at 9am in the morning at short notice. The staff were really friendly and accommodating. The place was welcoming and clean. What was great was that they had mountain bikes (pretty new and good condition) with helmets that you can use at no additional cost! This was brilliant as you would have to hire... More

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Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
21 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

booked this from the uk on the web so you never know what you are going to get til you get there but this was easily findable on the main street with on street parking. we had the front room on the ground flooor, quite and well maintained with a hot shower. small but intimate kitchen and living room hosts... More

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Address: 50 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #9 of 21 Specialty lodging in Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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