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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel itself is a small one, I like that. It is super clean and tidy and the staff is ultra friendly and helpful. If you stay for a few days (recommended) you will make friends in no time. Also free WiFi is a bonus.

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Thank Steffen S
HildeTBG, Manager at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review! I'll pass your feedback on to the staff. We all try to go the extra mile all the time. Thanks again and safe travels. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice Hostel. The bathroom, kitchen and the rooms are very clean. They have a really nice garden, a TV and a computer room and you can also borrow some DVDs. The staff is very kind and we were allowed to use the facilities after our checkout.

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Thank Vivien B
HildeTBG, Manager at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! I'll pass your feedback on to the cleaners who work hard every day to keep our hostel clean. Our check-out time is 10am but we're always happy for our guests to stay around a little longer to enjoy our facilities, luggage storage and Free Wifi etc. All the best for your travels! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was quite far from public transport, about 15 min walk and a half hour bus ride from the airport. The hostel is kind of in the middle of no where but given the geographical situation Christchurch is in I am satisfied with my stay. The hostel itself doesn't have the best atmosphere. The facilities are okay, the kitchen... More 

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Thank Rebeca A
HildeTBG, Manager at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us after your stay with us. We are one of the closest hostels to the central bus station and city centre. This will be a 10/15min walk or there are two busses leaving from right behind the hostel which can take you to or from the central bus station. We try to create a kind and... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome little hostel, great clean kitchen (also my main hangout area), free tea and coffee, all the supplies you need. We even cooked a 10 person diner over there. Great garden with hammocks, tv room, computer room, board games. Stayed for 1,5 weeks and was never bored. Clean bathrooms and enough space.

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HildeTBG, Manager at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review! Good to hear you got to enjoy everything in and around the hostel during your time with us. The hammocks are a great hit on these beautiful sunny days. Thanks again and all the best for your travels! More 

Akaroa, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Clean rooms and toilets, big kitchen and the most important super friendly and helpful stuff. The hostel offer free wifi and parking. Also we enjoyed a beautiful barbecue with the other guests Thanks for everything Lara

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Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, great to see you enjoyed your stay. More 

Bergen, Norway
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Stayed here for two nights in a 4 bed dorm room. Decent standard and mostly clean, except for the tea towels in the kitchen that were kinda wet and disgusting and should have been changed during the day. However, the kitchen is well equipped, but there's only one oven.The common areas are kind of small, and it's probably pretty crowded... More 

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Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the hostel, all the best with the rest of your trip. More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Best place by far, friendly comfy and well set up. Awesome kitchen with enough cooking place and fridge space. Comfortable rooms with adequate heating. Good bathroom facilities with heaps if hot water.

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Thank larap220
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel is good - it's clean and friendly. The receptionist was especially friendly and helpful. However the main reason I use a hostel is to sleep, and the beds in my dorm were SO squeaky, every time I or someone else moved it woke me up and I felt like I couldn't move for fear of waking others. The... More 

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Thank LiviSim
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

thanks for lettings us know about the issues you mentioned. The sensor light was fixed last week and Ill see if we can find the bed you were in and check the squeaks. More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

They were friendly. Small hostel but nice. Fast wifi. Clean room. Nice kitchen with free herbs. Close to centre. A backyard for you to relax if needed (calm city though). Friendly and helpful staff but during check in, staying and check out.

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Thank EmmaLovisa
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, all the best with the rest of your trip. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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144 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Liked the Backpackers, as it is quite central and clean. But the rooms are very simple and the kitchen not that great. It doesn't have a "vibe" or a community to it...but for just a few nights it is absolutely fine.

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Thank Isabell8785
Belinda H, Owner at Around the World Backpackers, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. Currently we are in the off season so socially it is much quieter. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the friendliest hostels on the planet...Around the World Backpackers provides a sanctuary from loud, large hostels. Our 36 bed hostel is approx. 10 Min walk to the Restart Mall, and only 10 minute walk to the Intercity bus depot. A great place to meet people from all around the world! Kick back, relax and stay awhile. •FREE Internet •FREE unlimited WIFI •FREE tea, coffee and spices for cooking •FREE herbs (and whatever is growing in the garden)•FREE SKY TV - Movies and Sport•FREE DVDs to view•FREE phone for local Christchurch calls and national 0800 numbers•FREE off street parking (on a first-in, first-served basis) • Movie night every Wednesday 8pm free popcorn, Live entertainment Thursday 6pm (weather permitting),FREE BBQ every Saturday at 6pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Around the World Backpackers

Address: 314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: RM93 - RM271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Good facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles RebecaA576, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each room is very similar, and each bed comes with a personal reading lamp. Nice, simple rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles JeannineBradley, 3 Aug 2014 | Read review
“This is a nice quiet hostel and therefore room choice is not so very important in my experience. The backyard is a well-maintained garden with trees and birds and a herb garden, and is sunny, large, and private with large picnic tables and outdoor clotheslines(which I love).”
 of 5 bubbles alpinewriting, 25 Apr 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in the double room and different dorms and they all very clean and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles TylerJohnWells, 23 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Brilliant mattress in the double room we had.”
 of 5 bubbles tomf897, 21 Nov 2013 | Read review
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