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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Charlie b's was perfect for me to dump my bags and have a bed for the night while I found my bearings in the city, i couldnt have stayed longer the backpackers were running up and down the hallway at 2 in the morning, felt like being a student at uni.

Thank markjen2014
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

staff very friendly and helpfull, very clean hostel, 24 hour reception and off street parking a bonus! very close to city centre, large well equipped kitchen. great tv lounges with comfy furniture would reccomend.

Thank rosie2_220
London, UK
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

Our twin room was decent - a good size but an odd shape (very long and thin, with two single beds end to end rather than next to each other). Mattresses were a bit saggy but not too bad. Bathrooms were ok, but I'm only 5'2 and even I had to bend down to get my head under the shower!... More 

1 Thank sara_k_uk
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

our stay at charlie b's was excellent with the exception of the extremely rude night porter who we could hardly understand. we arrived at 1am so it was good they had 24 hr check in. the sheets were white and crispy and pillows were clean which was important for me! people were friendly, staff were friendly. bit of walk into... More 

1 Thank packofnails
Level Contributor
19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2010

Very clean Hostel with modern facilities, brand new kitchen and friendly staff and a fab garden. Washing machines could do with updating and more showers and toilets but apart from that i cannot say anything negative about this place.

Thank Emily1985
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

I stayed in a single room for a week during a conference - clean and comfortable, great range of brochures, and the staff were very friendly and helpful in booking tours etc. Great rates, all the amenities you need (kitchen, TV room, laundry, etc), and great security - apparently in a slightly dodgy area of town, but I had no... More 

Thank Bethamus
Level Contributor
36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

I stayed at Charlie B's for 2 nights and thought it was a good place to stay, the staff were very helpful and friendly. The room I stayed in was a 4 bed room but there was only 2 of us staying in it, bed linen and towels were provided, the beds were very comfortable much better than a lot... More 

Thank dazed1984
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2009

After a horrendous stay in a Hostel in Melbourne we booked into Charlie B's and found it to be clean and comfortable. The double room we shared was clean and the beds were ready made with lovely linen. The hostel had easy to use internet, laundry facilities and a great selection of information about what to do in Christchurch. Overall... More 

Thank UKHen
Northern Ireland
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37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2008

Stayed in this hostel twice in December and found it to be a great base from which to explore Christchurch. Its within easy walking distance to the cathedral square from where buses depart to both the airport and the train station. The hostel itself is very clean with a mid sized kitchen and two seperate tv rooms. The staff are... More 

Thank Newry82
new zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2008

This hostel is one of the best in New Zealand and Australia! I have stayed is some nice places but this place ticked all my boxes and then some. Its central, reasonably priced, staffed 24 hours, CLEAN (like no other hostel I have seen before) and the staff could not do enough for me. They had just finished renovating the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located Christchurch backpacker hostel offering budget accommodation in spacious single, double & dorm rooms with freshly cleaned, comfortable beds, heating and shared bathroom facilities. Bright and roomy kitchen with full cooking facilities. Comfortable lounges with plenty of couches, Sky TV, pool table, videos and a large private outdoor area. 24 hour access to 4 Internet terminals, 24 hour reception, small grocery shop for basic items, a travel shop and the friendliest staff in town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Charlie B's Backpacker

Address: 268 Madras Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $12 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43

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