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Bergen, Norway
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights in a 4 bed dorm room. Decent standard and mostly clean, except for the tea towels in the kitchen that were kinda wet and disgusting and should have been changed during the day. However, the kitchen is well equipped, but there's only one oven.The common areas are kind of small, and it's probably pretty crowded... More 

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Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the hostel, all the best with the rest of your trip. More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place by far, friendly comfy and well set up. Awesome kitchen with enough cooking place and fridge space. Comfortable rooms with adequate heating. Good bathroom facilities with heaps if hot water.

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Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is good - it's clean and friendly. The receptionist was especially friendly and helpful. However the main reason I use a hostel is to sleep, and the beds in my dorm were SO squeaky, every time I or someone else moved it woke me up and I felt like I couldn't move for fear of waking others. The... More 

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Thank LiviSim
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

thanks for lettings us know about the issues you mentioned. The sensor light was fixed last week and Ill see if we can find the bed you were in and check the squeaks. More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

They were friendly. Small hostel but nice. Fast wifi. Clean room. Nice kitchen with free herbs. Close to centre. A backyard for you to relax if needed (calm city though). Friendly and helpful staff but during check in, staying and check out.

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Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, all the best with the rest of your trip. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Liked the Backpackers, as it is quite central and clean. But the rooms are very simple and the kitchen not that great. It doesn't have a "vibe" or a community to it...but for just a few nights it is absolutely fine.

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Thank Isabell8785
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. Currently we are in the off season so socially it is much quieter. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night and enjoyed my stay. The 4 bed dorm was clean and light, and while not a selling point, I loved the linen! The staff were really friendly and helpful, particularly Hilde who happily offered to drop me at the supermarket on her way home. The tv room and computer rooms were cozy as well... More 

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Thank Eloise C
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, have a great time in NZ More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Travelled as a couple and stayed in a mixed dorm for 2 nights. Staff were extremely helpful with everything, hostel is nice and clean with nice touches around the place. Only fault for me is that the communal spaces are small but I imagine this is only a seasonal issue.

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Thank Roamincorkonian
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us, pleased you enjoyed your stay. More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my time at Around The World Backpackers very much. The beds are comfy with nice additions like pouches for certain items and night lights. the kitchen is a nice size and brings everyone together at the dinner table which is covered and surrounded by maps. A real conversation starter or way to point out where you are from.... More 

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Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, all the best with the rest of your trip. More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We stayed two weeks @aroundtheworld and we really enjoyed our stay. The staff is competent and always happy to help you and provide you with towels hair-dryer etc so that you feel at ease. The kitchen is well equipped: toaster, kettle, sandwich maker, microwave, lots of pans and pot, more than you need during your stay. Also lots of free... More 

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Thank Sabrina K
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review its nice to hear you enjoyed your stay all the best with the rest of your trip. More 

Bristol,uk
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great Hostel in terms of facilities, location and staff but the bunk beds nearly gave us a heart attack. 2 of our group were on top bunks (including myself) and none of them have any sort of safety rail. They are not short bunks either (its was a mission to get up to the top bunk for someone who is... More 

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Thank Gbignell
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and we appreciate your comments on the bunks, we will look at upgrading the bunks you mentioned. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the friendliest hostels on the planet...Around the World Backpackers provides a sanctuary from loud, large hostels. Our 36 bed hostel is approx. 10 Min walk to the Restart Mall, and only 10 minute walk to the Intercity bus depot. A great place to meet people from all around the world! Kick back, relax and stay awhile. •FREE Internet •FREE unlimited WIFI •FREE tea, coffee and spices for cooking •FREE herbs (and whatever is growing in the garden)•FREE SKY TV - Movies and Sport•FREE DVDs to view•FREE phone for local Christchurch calls and national 0800 numbers•FREE off street parking (on a first-in, first-served basis) • Movie night every Wednesday 8pm free popcorn, Live entertainment Thursday 6pm (weather permitting),FREE BBQ every Saturday at 6pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Around the World Backpackers

Address: 314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $26 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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