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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed February 4, 2015

We only stayed here one night... but we really liked our double room with ensuite shower. It was clean, and comfortable bed. Our room looked onto a gardened courtyard. The flowers in this garden were gorgeous and the garden obviously cared for with love. Had the weather been better and we been there longer I would have liked to appreciate...

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Augsburg, Germany
Reviewed January 30, 2015

We spent our last night in NZ at Foley Towers. There was only an uncomfortable bed in the pretty dark room. At least the room was en suite, which upgraded it a little bit. The kitchens are ok. Spacious, clean and well equipped. The common rooms were pretty uncomfortable but maybe they change that as I think they were renovating....

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Thank Lisa G
Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Few weeks ago I met an old couple from Europe travelling since ages and I was shocked when they said they've always travelled by hostels in NZ because they are so nice. You'll see they told me. Well they were right! Formed by bungalows surrounded by beautiful gardens, two big kitchens, wood bunk beds. Probably the best hostel I ever...

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Thank Lorenzo R
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed December 14, 2014

While it had been 17 years between visits to Foley Towers for my wife and I it's still great. The best part was the young english guy up front. New BBQ to use and still a nice court yard for gathering if that's your thing. Kitchen was stocked well enough and lots of space to prep your meals. Relaxing nooks...

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1Thank Peter C
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was surprised by the lovely grounds and gardens at Foley Towers, someone obviously spends a lot of time on these, and they create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, its like stepping off a city street and into a semi rural setting. We were in a twin room with ensuite which was functional with 2 beds and desk and bedside...

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Thank Andie2903
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Run by a lovely couple, Rory and Jemma, lovely room, nice space and very clean. Good location, really helpful, decent toilet and shower. The communal area was decent - tv room, free games, good kitchen. Seemed to be universally liked by others too.

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3Thank KeyworkSioni
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Clean, cosy and nice place The hostel provides big dining area, kitchen, and reading room. Any backpacker who wanted to stay more than 1 month has to move out for a week in order to make the room is under maintenance - CLEAN. This is a good control !

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Thank RMETGK
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Foley's 2 month last year and 3 month this year. The staff has always been fantastic and keeps the place as it should be: Clean and tidy. I've stayed in several rooms and have never been disappointed. For not being a party hostel the parties in Foley's are great. Many guitars and lots of funny people. The...

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Thank Erik W
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed here 1 night. The hostel is located at the edge of the center which is just a 10 minute walk away.We had a nice double room with a good bed and clean bathroom. There is also a nice garden where one can sit and relax. The common rooms are nice and the 2 kitchens are well equiped. Tip:...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is what backpackers are all about. Quaint garden, nice (if a little dated) rooms, ample kitchen facilities (2kitchen) lots of bathrooms, good showers, massive free section food/clothing/kitchenwear! Lovely host. Thankyou..

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
First try Foley Towers! Fabulously friendly, finest facilities and fantastic value for independent travellers - we just charge less. Gorgeous gardens. Underfloor heating, lashings of hot water, loads of space. Off-street parking and free luggage storage. Bunks in dorm rooms only. Free WiFi. Wonderful winter specials. No loud parties, no backpacker bus crowds or hard sell. Check in after 9pm by arrangement. You can usually extend your stay before 10am if you're too relaxed to move on. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Foley Towers

Address: 208 Kilmore St, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $24 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Foley Towers Hotel Christchurch
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“Rooms at the back of the hostel are very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles quicksilver222, Jan 16, 2017 | Read review
“3bed gardenroom was great! 6bed dorm was cheaper and also very good I heard.”
 of 5 bubbles 232lisannep, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“All the Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles SummerSunshineGodes, Jun 30, 2016 | Read review
“Just remember to request a "share" room if you do not want bunkbeds.”
 of 5 bubbles suelM6360BJ, Apr 22, 2016 | Read review
“Any room facing the garden is nice”
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 of 5 bubbles JohnZ-SanDiego, Mar 5, 2015 | Read review
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