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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 #10 of 21 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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Paris, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
39 helpful votes 39 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A great place to relax in Akaroa. The sitting room is great to sit by the fire on a rainy day and the back yard is great with good weather! The dorms are nice, comfortable beds. Would be nice if the doors locked but not a deal breaker at all. Great place for travellers who are looking to work for... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

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
32 helpful votes 32 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
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308 reviews 308 reviews
72 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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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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