We stayed at Chester street for 4 nights and enjoyed the stay there over all. What could be a great backpackers is only an average one due to lack of maintenance. Hot water ran out in the kitchen everyday by lunch time,bathroom sink hot taps leaked, maybe this was the reason there was a lake of hot water. Also the double room outside had french doors opening out to the backyard which could not be locked. Electicity kept going off in the kitchen and the microwave didnt always start and required you to turn it off then back on to get it going. Most of the bad revolves around the kitchen which had limited bench space and a rubbish bin smaller than most houses would have. It was obvious this was ran by backpackers not the owners.The good side was the it was warm in a good location and the staff were friendly and kept the place clean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Chester Street. We are a small 15 person hostel set up for the true independent traveler in a lovely old colorful kiwi villa. No bus groups here! Less than 10 minutes walk from Cathedral Square along the tree lined Avon River. Budget sleeper vans & cars also available. ... more less