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Around the World Backpackers

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights while in Christchurch... Is a lovely hostel not far from the town, was clean and comfortable, the kitchen was the cleanest hostel kitchen I've ever seen! Lovely garden! Free wifi and phone calls to NZ! Great Thankyou

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

Thanks for your awesome review, and great to hear you enjoyed all the freebies.

Dagenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Haven't even left this hostel yet and writing a review because it's one of the best I've stayed in yet whilst travelling New Zealand Double room is really chic looking, nothing like your classic hostel. Really comfortable soft beds! Bathrooms are clean and well kept, they have unisex showers or a separate private bathroom and toilet for girls Kitchen is...

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

Thanks for your great review. The ATW team work hard to ensure everyone enjoys their time at the hostel. All the best with the rest of your trip.

Austrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Pretty standard hostel, cheap for Christchurch, expensive for anywhere else on the south island. Friendly staff, nice little garden. Free BBQ was a bonus, social feel to the hostel, good location. Maps in the dining area are cool!

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

Thanks for your nice review all the best with the rest of your trip

Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This was a nice little place. Stayed here with my girlfriend for a few nights in a double room. Nice bed, free towels, unlimited wifi and free bbq on saturday. simple but filled a whole. Only crisitism was that the staff wern't very knowledgable. There moods were all ok, nothing fantasic, but couldnt offer much insight into some local quetions....

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

Thanks for staying and reviewing us.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I hadn't really stayed in Backpackers before so I was a relative novice but I wasn't all that impressed with Around The World to be honest … It was clean and the friendly reception staff helped keep me warm with extra blankets and heaters. I stayed for two nights and both mornings I had to be up early so I...

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

Staying at a hostel is very different to a motel or hostel. Due to international flights arriving late in the evenings we often have late check ins. I will check the doors for squeaks.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I've stayed at this hostel on 3 occasions , 9 days in total, which should give a good indication of its appeal. The staff are very friendly and always go the extra mile to help and to accommodate a persons needs. The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable and the kitchen /dining room is well stocked with equipment and...

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

Thanks for reviewing the hostel, always good to hear what returning guests have to say.

Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

This hostel did the job as a stopover before flying back to Wellington, location not central, but didn't matter too much. TV room was tiny and kitchen was so busy I didn't bother cooking. A lot of tradies staying there who were obviously too settled and treated the place as there own. Dorm room was modern and had everything I...

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

Thanks for reviewing us.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We stayed here for the final 2 nights of our stay in new zealand. Good things: -The double room was pleasant and looked out onto a school. -The staff were friendly and happy to help, even calling up to book a shuttle to the airport for us - Free wifi was excellent Not so good things: -the long term residents...

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

Great that you enjoyed the free wifi and your room. I was concerned about your comments re smells and longtermers. We have asked around all the other guests and they have not noticed a smell, the longtermers you mentioned were great guys and we enjoyed having them around however they have all moved into a flat now, can I just...

Koblenz, Germany
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and me stayed in Around The World Backpacker's Love Suite for two nights. It is a small room with a very comfortable double bed, a heater and a TV. The wifi worked very well, the staff was nice and friendly! All in all, it was a really nice stay!

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

Thanks for the nice review.

Chenzhou, China
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Staying at Around the World is like staying at home. No hassle, no noise, friendly people. The staff is the best, always ready to give some local advise or help you in any way they can. The garden is really nice to have your dinner or just chill. Thanks Conny!

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

Great review we really appreciate your comments all the best with the rest of your trip.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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 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) ... 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: £18 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Around the World Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“upstairs room”
445jonathank, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Good facilities.”
RebecaA576, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each room is very similar, and each bed comes with a personal reading lamp. Nice, simple rooms.”
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).”
alpinewriting, 25 Apr 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in the double room and different dorms and they all very clean and comfortable”
TylerJohnWells, 23 Mar 2014 | Read review
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