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Reunion Island
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here 2 times (one night and one week). This hostel needs some improvements specially in the kitchen and common area. Lot of cracks on the wall and ceiling but it's Christchurch. Despite of that great at atmosphere, very friendly and helpful owner. Good real beds. Great place to stay if we plan to work in Christchurch.

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Stayed here one night in a 4 bed dorm room. When we arrived at the hostel one of the other guests had to let us in because the on duty staff couldn't hear the door bell. We were travelling on the next day, and asked about getting to the train station. The girl at the reception had no idea were...

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Thank blue0rchid
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

After a few weeks of sharing rooms, I wanted a single for the evening and saw one advertised here for $50. Being a bargain I checked in. I could only have it for one night as it was booked the following evening. That was all fine. The room was small and tight, and there was a desk which had no...

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Graeme W, Owner at Vagabond Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Will for your response - I'm sorry you had a bad experience - except for our lovely staff. I will make sure we get a chair in the single room -A lot of our guests like it & it has a double bed , a small built in wardrobe , a heater available 24 hours - the room is...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed July 10, 2016

stayed here with my friend for three nights, staffs were friendly and helpful, free 500MB wifi. Just that some residents were making noise outside the hostel, in front of our room ,for the whole night until 4am! One of them was actually the receptionist assistant! The owner should stop them from disturbing others but he was too polite. Well i...

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Thank aisze767
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice and cozy hostel for a really good price! Great living room with a lot of dvds and 2 free PCs. Free wifi in winter and a lovely backyard. Rooms for 3-4 people. Good kitchen with free stuff like spices, free breakfast and a dishwasher! Not a dry hostel, rather a party hostel ;)

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Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I spent one night at the Vagabond backpackers hostel and I have to say I loved it! :-) It is one of the cheapest hostels in Christchurch. The staff is incredibly friendly, rooms and the bathrooms are clean and it has a great communal room and a large kitchen. I really recommend it.

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Thank Drejc K
Reviewed May 6, 2016

I used my 15nzd BBH rebate for this hostel, so I had a fantastic deal for a 4 person room. The free homemade bread in the morning was warm and delicious! The free tea was nice ~ it was a a few steps above other free teas at other hostels in terms of taste. There was free coffee and sugar,...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed March 17, 2016

No complaints here. The beds were good, staff was kind and the location was nice, close to everything, but removed enough to not be noisy. The fresh baked bread in the morning was awesome! Also, the cat was pretty cute too!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

This centrally located hostel feels very welcoming and cosy. It is the complete opposite of the huge, impersonal chain hostels. All rooms are 4 people or less, have decent beds with proper mattresses and are not overcrowded. There is free fresh bread every morning, a cute resident hostel cat, nice garden and courtyard areas, fast WiFi - just about everything...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed April 25, 2015

We got a decent service from the staff and our double room was fine. The toilets are not the best though and some areas are quite smelly from working boots and dirty clothes (there are plenty of construction workers living there, which in itself is not an issue). As most guests are long term, you might feel excluded cause they...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Vagabond Backpackers With only 30 beds; we are just the right size to offer our friendly service in a peaceful environment. With our quiet garden area and good facilities - we are a great place to stay while enjoying Christchurch & it's surrounds Or maybe you just want to relax and meet other like minded guests, buy or sell a car, plan your travels - then we are happy to make your stay great. We are situated close to Cathedral Square & the Bus station. We have Free Off-Street parking. Email for Winter Specials FREE INTERNET in Winter. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vagabond Backpackers

Address: 232 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $17 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Vagabond Backpackers Hotel Christchurch
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“ask on the second floor, but be careful, the owner have one apartment close the backpacker who he rent like room...(dont know if legal) but is worse than the house.”
 of 5 bubbles dudri, Sep 25, 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are great I stayed upstairs and in the back area and they are all really quiet during the week.”
 of 5 bubbles meln878, Jul 13, 2014 | Read review
“in the room n 5 there is a "corner room" that looks like a bit private but rated at same price of other beds... ask for it :) if u r a group ask for the flat, it's just a bit more exp than the rest but if u re 3 or 4 people totally worth, it's a real flat just attached to the main structure, u ll have ur own living room”
 of 5 bubbles Giredue, Apr 3, 2012 | Read review
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