There's a lot of pluses with this place: it's EXCEPTIONALLY clean, the cleanest place I stayed in, it's got fantastic security, and the staff is nice and friendly. But for some reason, I hated it. It was sterile, the list of rules goes on forever, and it's a good distance from the center of town. They are also a little inflexible about check in times - the trains have been running late from Picton, and I was told if I didn't get there by 8pm, I was out of luck. This is weird in a backpackers - I mean, it's a late train. Would 15 mins kill anyone? The neighborhood feels slightly dodgy, too. It's warm in the winter I'm sure, but it was COLD in my room, freezing, since they don't turn the heat on until it drops way down. I shivered all night (although the bed was comfy) even with extra blankets. Not a cozy place, but if you're looking for clean.....
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- Well loved,upmarket and Multi Award Winning Backpackers Hostel in Christchurch. We welcome guests from all over the world since 1998. ... more less
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