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“Noisy and Dirty” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cokers Backpackers & Budget Hotel

Cokers Backpackers & Budget Hotel
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Cokers Backpackers & Budget Hotel
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Noisy and Dirty”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2010

We stayed at Cokers for 2 nights in a double room with ensuite. The prices were fair and the location on the map seemed fairly good. The hostel's location is not very far from the city center however it is dodgy neighborhood near an industrial area. Cokers has a small parking lot at the back but it is usually full and onstreet parking was a problem, we had to stay and wait till a car left the lot to catch a space.
When we arrived we saw that this is a very old backpacker and in dire need of renovation. Everything is dirty the walls, the rooms and so on... The kitchen smelled very badly (and by the time we reached CC we had seen many backpacker kitchens and this was the worst by far). They have a large lounge with a Large LCD with sofas for guests to view movies (usually DVD's) - the sofas were dirty and stained and we decided not to use them. This is a big backpackers and it is full of people coming and going (like a bus station) also the walls in the rooms are very thin so you can hear the people walking in the halls and in the next room. Also this is an area with bars around and so is very noisy at night.
The staff was alright, not too friendly but they did provide service.
We were very disappointed with Cokers and would recommend that people stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2009

Stayed in a 6-bed dorm, with ensuite for one night. Its location at the south end of Manchester St. is great for nightlife, right across the street is Als bar, one of the best music venues in ChCh. There is (limited) off street parking behind the place, which is good since Manchester St can be a bit dodgy at night (kind of red light district) - if you cannot stand that, book another place, but as said there are many fun places here too! The service was great, and had no problem booking over the phone the same day a Friday night. The dorm was small and the bathroom was really due for renovation, but the place seemed to attract a good clientele. Beds (std bunks) were already made and clean. Also the adjacent bar was excellent. Nothing fancy, but cheap and cheerful.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BabSweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2004

Cokers is a great little hostel which is very close to the city and has it all. The staff are fantastic and very helpful. They have a bar and soon to be opened cafe, loads of entertainment (incuding a weekly show of traditional Maori entertainment with the fabulous Nelson!) and movies on the big screen. They can organise and book loads of tours and things to do. The hostel is an older one but they are in the process of renovating the whole place. Most rooms have their own bathroom which is a nice change and the rates are some of the cheapest around. If you are in Christchurch, give these guys a call.

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Property: Cokers Backpackers & Budget Hotel
Address: 52 Manchester St, Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Ranked #67 of 110 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Number of rooms: 56

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