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“Nice place, decent rooms”
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Foley Towers
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Nice place, decent rooms”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed here 1 night. The hostel is located at the edge of the center which is just a 10 minute walk away.We had a nice double room with a good bed and clean bathroom. There is also a nice garden where one can sit and relax. The common rooms are nice and the 2 kitchens are well equiped.

Tip: as there are not so many hostels anymore in Christchurch it is wise to book far in advance. Otherwise you will not find a bed at this place.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

This is what backpackers are all about. Quaint garden, nice (if a little dated) rooms, ample kitchen facilities (2kitchen) lots of bathrooms, good showers, massive free section food/clothing/kitchenwear! Lovely host. Thankyou..

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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London
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

This is a lovely hostel with beautiful gardens and clean communal areas and kitchens. As always in New Zealand, the wifi is extremely slow and expensive and borders on unusable a lot of the time. The location is good; within walking distance to what's left of the city, and to supermarkets. We stayed in a double ensuite private room which was affordable, clean and private.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Westport, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Unfortunately we stayed only one night in this backpacker - if we'd known earlier that it would be so clean and the kitchen so lovely equipped we would have stayed longer in Christchurch. The staff is friendly and the rooms very comfortable and quite. A great place to reload energy after travelling through a lot of not so nice accomodations.

Room Tip: No bunks, only shared rooms so you can only get a good room
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

I stayed at Foley Towers for about a week, and simply loved the place. The gardens are beautiful and even though the hostel beds quite a few people, it still has a very relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are clean, as are the common bathrooms and kitchens. There's lounges to hang out in and guitars to borrow, and we had quite a few jam sessions with random people, lots of fun. The staff is very helpful and super friendly, and the town center is only a 10 minute walk away. I would stay there anytime, felt very welcome and comfortable - not to speak of the heaps of free stuff other backpackers can drop off in the hostel's free bin, very handy.

Room Tip: The dorms are the cheapest option, but I liked the shares a lot - more space, single beds, less peop...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Foley Towers for 4 nights on our last days in New Zealand. We wanted place to relax, get clean and repack after living out of a car for several months. Foley Towers was the place to go! Close enough to the city to explore, but far enough away to be quiet and private. We got a double ensuite private room, which was clean, comfy and had our own shower!
The staff were friendly, the facilities cleaned much more than normal hostels (if people only cleaned up after themselves...) and the gardens were beautiful. Very highly recommended.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Leh, India
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

stayed in this hostel for a couple of nights. very clean, comfortable room, well equipped kitchens, . nice garden set up. friendly and helpful staff. all that for reasonable prices. not for the party crowd i guess, so you get a quiet night sleep. would definetely come back.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Foley Towers

Property: Foley Towers
Address: 208 Kilmore Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 105 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 29
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 
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Foley Towers Hotel Christchurch

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