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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
Reviewed March 5, 2014

With no other choice beacause every other hostel was full, we stayed one night in this weird place. Yes, it is clean and you'll get a shower and a kitchen. BUT - it is a place of two owners that makes you feel terrible! It feels like they don't even want you to be there. YOU WILL BE ENTERING A...

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4Thank Adva K
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed in a single room, one of the few places I could fond one. Would've been better to stay closer to town center of Christchurch. It was nice and clean, and didnt have to wait to use shower or toilet in the house.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here two nights and felt like we were visiting our grandma's house. It was clean and well kept but you felt like you couldn't move for being watched. The owners were everywhere. We would have liked to watch some tv or sit in the lounge but they were there. When we at breakfast they were there. We couldn't...

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Kent
Reviewed November 19, 2013

When I arrived Keiko opened the front door and greeted me, telling me to take my shoes off as I entered. I was shown to my room and then had to go into the office to pay my nights stay. I was given my room key and a limited free wifi voucher which didn't last very long but was very...

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Thank Katie W
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Everything you need in a hostel. Clean kitchen, good showers, warm bedding, towels provided, 10 min walk from CBD. Friendly owners live in the same house, so more of a homestay than hostel. Free WiFi voucher too

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Thank Claire T
Amsterdam
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I was passing through Christchurch on my way back from Lake Tekapo and needed a place to stay just for two nights.The hostel is basically Alan & Keiko's house which they share with backpackers. It was very clean and quiet. I only paid 45 NZD per night. The room I had was very small but the bed was pretty comfortable....

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Thank Martina M
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 20, 2013

I stayed in this backpackers for 1 night and on arrival I was greeted by the owner and taken on a tour around the house. It was very comfortable, and I was made to feel right at home. Everything was clean, and the garden was lovely too. The owner was extremely helpful and went out of his way to ensure...

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Thank Rosie R
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Here, you feel like beeing at home. Alan takes time to explain everything to you : city, surroundings, country and places to stay. He is very nice (he welcomed us warmingly at 7 am when we arrived even if we had awaken him)! However, don't be in a hurry, he is not very young and need time to arrange things...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 24, 2013

The location is not the best of you want to stay city centre. About 25 mins walk into town. Although it is handy for the intercity bus stop. Only dealt with Alan and he was very helpful. Stayed here for 1 night and had an early departure the next morning so getting a shower was not a problem. The place...

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Thank massie_le
Reviewed March 28, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for a couple of nights in Dec 2012. The location is good and is only a 20-30 minute walk to the red zone. The first thing we noticed though was that the place smelt like an old people's home, it needs all the doors and windows opening, curtains drawing and a good airing... Alan...

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Address: 257 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $41 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“There is a Speight's Bar and Restaurant next door to this hostel. If you're staying on a Saturday night, I would recommend to book a room on the other side of the hostel, as it can get loud later in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles FlyingBat92, Nov 6, 2013 | Read review
“Prisoners would prefer a cell!!!”
 of 5 bubbles CrumpetO, Jan 10, 2013 | Read review
“It's set well back from the road so no street noise of any kind”
 of 5 bubbles PrueS_12, Mar 22, 2012 | Read review
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