Well, this was a nice, clean hostel which was only a 10 minute walk from town. It is situated opposite a nice coffee shop and health food shop (Piko). The TV room was okay, but no DVDs were available (well not that I saw) and the lounge (not the TV lounge) was nice and big and relaxing. I stayed in a 3 share dorm which was nice - decent matress, decent pillow and a nice duvet... they even supply a hot water bottle :) The room ha underfloor heating but no actual heating in the room which can make it a bit cold at times. There is a toilet and a shower (both with heated floor) next to each room which is handy. There is also a sink in the 3 share room, but this can be a pain when roomies decide to clean their teeth at 7am!
The large kitchen was closed for refubishment which meant that the little kitchen was chaotic for hours when the hostel is busy but hopefully they will open the refurbed kitchen soon so dont let this put you off staying.
The manager was a bit up and down, sometimes she was really nice, other times she made you feel like you were a nuisance, and I wasnt the only one to think that! There was also a French girl covering reception some days, and she was lovely and really made you feel welcome, the other manager should take a leaf out of her book ;)
A nice hostel all in all, clean and tidy :)
- Also Known As:
- Foley Towers Hotel Christchurch
- Foley Towers Hotel