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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Staff members sleep in the same rooms as guests and have to come and go at night. My room was right next to a communal area where the staff hung out at night, smoking and drinking, and it was hard to fall asleep at around 2am with the smoke coming into my room and the laughter. Sorry to be a...

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed there two times and it is small but verry nice. I enjoyed my Time there and there are always really nice woffers. In Winter you can get a hot Water bottel and coffee is always on Board... So everything is there :) in Akaroa you can see the Hector Dolphines!!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 July 2016

very lovely and beautiful backpackers, with a nice garden and bbq place. fully equipped kitchen and warm living room. free unlimited wifi, clean and tidy room. the staffs were very friendly and helpful.

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Gurmels, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We are a family of four and just spent two nights in the hostel. It is very well situated, right in the center of Akaroa. There is parking on the road right in front of the hostel and a shopping place 2 minutes away. There is free wifi (500 MB/person), but if you need more you can ask. We had...

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Thank AnjaHF
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

A lovely backpacker hostel, good for single travellers in a very pretty town. Full of nice people! It also has free spices in the kitchen as well as towels and bikes to borrow. The beds are comfy, you get two pillows even in a dorm bed.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The beds are uncomfortable and the shower is horrible BUT there is unlimited wifi(just ask for more codes). They only take cash. Area is cute so it's not a reason not to come but be careful with this hostel. The kitchen is also pretty weirdly laid out.

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New York
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This hostel is a terrible value. Our room STANK!! It was so gross. Also, the facilities are pretty weak. The kitchen is way too small to accomodate the number of people using it and there is only 1 bathroom and you had to go outside to access it. I don't recommend this hostel.

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

The check-in was pleasant, and it's a lovely hostel. Very nice garden. However, it would have been nice to know before we settled in that the staff bedroom was adjacent to the dorm room. They came and went frequently during the day and night, and would sometimes leave the door to the outside cracked. I don't have a problem with...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The Manager was very helpful when I arrived and allowed me to park my motorbike in the garage so it was secure. The dorm room downstairs backed onto the staff quarters so at all hours of the day staff were passing through which prevented a good night's sleep. Some of the staff liked to be noisy which as your trying...

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Thank J A
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We had a double ensuite room. Not modern but very comfortable and clean. Reasonable rates. Hostel is located in centre of town, with on road parking in front of hostel or down quiet side road. A well run friendly hostel.

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Discover the beauty of the Banks Peninsula while staying in the heart of historic Akaroa. Enjoy free gourmet brewed coffee and tea. Relax in the tranquil garden, take one of the many area walks and kayak (or swim) with hector dolphins. Free mountain bikes and fishing rods. Heated rooms and fully made up beds. Owners offer special discounts to guests on their dolphin/wildlife sailing cruise aboard the Fox II. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chez la Mer Backpackers

Address: 50 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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“get room further away from kitchen and communal area, even i close my door i can still smell the smoke from kitchen, and hear the noise from the communal area”
 of 5 bubbles CeciliaMah, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“Try for the upstairs Queen-Twin ~ with ensuite ~~~~ other bathrooms get VERY busy ;)”
 of 5 bubbles AntoinetteFiji2011, 3 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Ensuite dorms are better in summer (max of 5 people using your shower)”
 of 5 bubbles 259zach, 16 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Both the ensuites are very good value.”
 of 5 bubbles RPvisitor, 27 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Ensuite room just inside the front door is away from other rooms, the other ensuite room is upstairs next to dorm rooms”
 of 5 bubbles joseshan, 1 Feb 2013 | Read review
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