It was only an emergency choice, as our all-time favourite hostel at Chester street was fully booked. We got a clean, spacious, well maintained double room for a quite reasonable price. It has a heater and even an attached shower cabin.
The kitchen was well equipped and clean, with all the necessary tools, etc. The hostel staff was really-really friendly and helpful with everything we needed. Late check-in was not a problem at all, they were waiting for us.
The drawback was not the hostel itself, but the the bunch of german (an other) teenagers partying outside. It was impossible to sleep a minute. As we are in our early 30s, we don't have problems with partying unless it disturbs others. Believe me, that party was terribly loud and crazy. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- First try Foley Towers! Fabulously friendly, finest facilities and fantastic value for independent travellers - we just charge less. Gorgeous gardens. Underfloor heating, lashings of hot water, loads of space. Off-street parking and free luggage storage. Bunks in dorm rooms only. Free WiFi. Wonderful winter specials. No loud parties, no backpacker bus crowds or hard sell. Check in after 9pm by arrangement. You can usually extend your stay before 10am if you're too relaxed to move on. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Foley Towers Hotel Christchurch