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KIWI basecamp
Reviewed February 3, 2010

We stayed for 2 separate nights while flying in and out of Christchurch. The free shuttle to and from the airport was great. We stayed in a private room with a queen sized bed that was very clean and comfortable. The showers were warm and the noise was very minimal. It was an easy 7 minute walk to downtown. I would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2009

I got my initial booking, and then my return night booking all confused, but awesome Marcus hardly blinked (probably had a secret chuckle at my dippy blonde moment - sorry blondes to be a cliche!)

So 10 stars for good attitude!

This hostel is a small double storey wooden house, complete with squeaky floorboards, 2 cosy kitchens, tidy little bathrooms, a reading room with an arbour window +couch in the warm sun, a cute courtyard with a REAL wisteria vine trickling flowers everywhere.
And a fantastic fluffy cat. So feel right at home here.

The freshly baked bread (crunchy crust and soft warm inside!), and hot beverages are included. The staff all seemed to be German, that amused me, but are a super bunch, and will do airport transfers (at reasonable hours) for free. There are surf missions it seems, and always staff keen to do a quick day trip somewhere if the weather is good.

I loved the daily and weekly Base Camp column with weather and to-do suggestions.

My only problemo was the squeaky beds, but with the toasty warm heater, clean sheets and duvets, who's complaining too much? My advice is chose the 4-bed share over the 6-bed, it seems to have fewer nightly comings and goings.

It's only about 5 scenic and safe blocks to the free city bus that circulates the city centre, and if you need videos/gas station/take away/coffee shops/convenience store, they are around the corner.

PS TIP from my trip- exchange any foreign currency at the casino, I got $10 NZ more for each transaction than if I had done it with Travelex at the Information in Cathedral Square.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 16, 2009

I've just spent the last 10 weeks working in Christchurch and chose Kiwi basecamp to live at during my stay. It was a good choice as it is an easy 10minute walk to town. The facilites are clean, with 2 kitchens, a large lounge and seperate Tv room. There is also a sauna, which unfortunately I never used. The staff were friendly and helpful. When I got sick, they drove me to the Doctors and picked me up again, so very good service!.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 20, 2017
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about KIWI basecamp

Address: 69 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 108 Specialty Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range: $38 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — KIWI basecamp 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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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Kiwi Basecamp Hotel Christchurch

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