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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed there two times and it is small but verry nice. I enjoyed my Time there and there are always really nice woffers. In Winter you can get a hot Water bottel and coffee is always on Board... So everything is there :) in Akaroa you can see the Hector Dolphines!!!

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Thank Carolin K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very lovely and beautiful backpackers, with a nice garden and bbq place. fully equipped kitchen and warm living room. free unlimited wifi, clean and tidy room. the staffs were very friendly and helpful.

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Gurmels, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four and just spent two nights in the hostel. It is very well situated, right in the center of Akaroa. There is parking on the road right in front of the hostel and a shopping place 2 minutes away. There is free wifi (500 MB/person), but if you need more you can ask. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely backpacker hostel, good for single travellers in a very pretty town. Full of nice people! It also has free spices in the kitchen as well as towels and bikes to borrow. The beds are comfy, you get two pillows even in a dorm bed.

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Thank LiviSim
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beds are uncomfortable and the shower is horrible BUT there is unlimited wifi(just ask for more codes). They only take cash. Area is cute so it's not a reason not to come but be careful with this hostel. The kitchen is also pretty weirdly laid out.

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Thank Adam S
New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is a terrible value. Our room STANK!! It was so gross. Also, the facilities are pretty weak. The kitchen is way too small to accomodate the number of people using it and there is only 1 bathroom and you had to go outside to access it. I don't recommend this hostel.

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Thank mle900
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The check-in was pleasant, and it's a lovely hostel. Very nice garden. However, it would have been nice to know before we settled in that the staff bedroom was adjacent to the dorm room. They came and went frequently during the day and night, and would sometimes leave the door to the outside cracked. I don't have a problem with... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The Manager was very helpful when I arrived and allowed me to park my motorbike in the garage so it was secure. The dorm room downstairs backed onto the staff quarters so at all hours of the day staff were passing through which prevented a good night's sleep. Some of the staff liked to be noisy which as your trying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

We had a double ensuite room. Not modern but very comfortable and clean. Reasonable rates. Hostel is located in centre of town, with on road parking in front of hostel or down quiet side road. A well run friendly hostel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a night and the place is cute with the sound of fountain in the garden that makes you more relax..There is also a piano and books to choose from..Our dorm has a toilet inside which I likely prefer..The staffs are accomodating and helpful..I will definitely comeback..

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Discover the beauty of the Banks Peninsula while staying in the heart of historic Akaroa. Enjoy free gourmet brewed coffee and tea. Relax in the tranquil garden, take one of the many area walks and kayak (or swim) with hector dolphins. Free mountain bikes and fishing rods. Heated rooms and fully made up beds. Owners offer special discounts to guests on their dolphin/wildlife sailing cruise aboard the Fox II. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chez la Mer Backpackers

Address: 50 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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