I stayed here for five nights. I found room 14 was a bit cramped. The beds were reasonably comfortable here and they did have some extension leads to allow you to charge phones and laptops. Each bed also had a lamp and bedside table next to it which was good.
Two negative things about this hostel are firstly the dryers in the laundry are completely useless. I paid $4 for an hour of dry at a high temperature and the clothes were still damp. A few people sharing my room experienced the same problems. I wouldn't bother using their laundry. Better to get to a place with machines that actually dry the clothes.
The kitchen isn't too great either. The one and only oven wasn't working when I got there, however they did get this fixed quickly, but two ovens would be good here. They also have a very messy bin system in a large drawer which I thought was a bit unhygienic and a waste of that space. More tea towels for drying are needed here too as they are always damp.
The lounge here is massive and could be split up a bit better. They have quite a few sofas, a large TV and a small pool table which is free to use.
Bathrooms were clean and the showers worked well with decent water pressure most of the time.
The location is ok, but when I arrived a demolition team were tearing down the house next to the hostel. There isn't a lot to do in Christchurch as a lot of the CBD is still a building site. A lot different to the Christchurch I stayed in back in 2010.
I would consider here again but would look at other options next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly located central city, boutique hostel in historic 1871 home, in a lovely quiet garden setting and next to beautiful Hagley Park. You will find everything needed including a guest lounge with pool table, internet, WiFi, DVD's, cable, kitchen, balcony, guest laundry and free off-street parking. A selection of single, double and twin rooms are available, with fully made beds. Enjoy a stroll to Cathedral Square, or indulge in cafes & shopping on Victoria St. ... more less
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