We stayed here in a 5 bed dorm for a night. The girl at check-in was very helpful. The room was nice and had lockers to store valuables. There are two kitchens and some free spices and food.
The free breakfast is good, with freshly made bread. The common room is big but smelt a bit funny. They have a nice area outside with two tables.
The shared bathroom facilities were clean but they could do with more than 2 toilets.
When we were having breakfast the owner came to chat with us for a while and was very nice, explaining to us what happened during the earthquake and how it affected the city.
The location is good, a few blocks from the main centre which has been closed off. There are several restaurants around and the Botanical Gardens are a ten minute walk away. They have a supermarket run each evening which is great as the two supermarkets are on the other side of town.
You can leave your bag in the hallway after check-out but it gets a bit crowded.
The free airport drop off is very useful too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Kiwi Basecamp, we are situated on Bealey Avenue not far from Hagley Park we are an easy 15/20 minute walk from the center of town. Kiwi Basecamp has a variety of room options from Dorms, shares, singles, doubles and Triple rooms, all bedding provided, we are a cosy hostel, we have hot showers, bathrooms, kitchens,sunny deck area and T.V lounge, we have a book exchange a variety of movies and games, The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the local area as well as New Zealand and are always here to help. We are located next to Victoria Street where you can relax in one of the many cafes and bars, You are a 15 minute walk from Merivale shopping center there you will find a variety of shops banks and a supermarket, we are about 15/20 mins from the center of town and close to bus stops also ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kiwi Basecamp Hotel Christchurch