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Chez La Mer Backpackers
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Wonderful house and relaxed garden, it is just a bit 'pink'. I liked the calm of the kitchen on the 1st floor over the crowded ground floor kitchen, though both are well equipped with spices etc. I stayed in a private room with colorful bed linen, the only disadvantage was a crack in the door which let me hear everything as if my door was open. Staff was friendly and helpful. If you plan to go sailing you can book via staff and get a discount on the owners sailing boat. Rather younger people there.

I just wondered why the doors of all dorm rooms were continuously open and the rooms accessible for everybody - you wouldn't recognize a thief from his looks, so try to minimize the risk.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 April 2013 via mobile

after nearly four months of traveling I needed a break, stayed in this backpackers and LOVED it! they've got a lovely backyard with hammock and BBQ... so, the best place to be when it's warm enough. but even when it's cold you can sit in the cozy living room and enjoy the log fire. the beds have Two pillows and enough hot water bottles provided for everyone. Sara, the manager, is always there for every of your questions and if not there is a good replacement available. the free bicycles, wifi and fishing rods made it perfect. hope you will visit this wonderful place and enjoy it as much as I did.
do you love animals? then I've got another reason to go there. Jean-Claude the hostelsheep and Pongo or Samson the two dogs are around sometimes and love to be petted :)

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

This was a warm and friendly place to stay, the blankets and stove much appreciated as the weather was bad during my stay. Kitchen had lots of nice spices and such, which was great! The only improvement I would make would be the shower in my room which probably had lower water pressure than did the tap- it was a bit like standing under a peeing animal or something, but oh well. Overall I had an awesome stay at Chez la Mer. Thanks!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Kat G
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

Historic building with loads of charm. Good value for Akaroa. Queen room was ensuite. Very clean throughout, friendly staff, and great bed. Very pretty garden and outdoor patios. Free WiFi. Located in the french town within Akaroa. Attracts a good mix of people.

Room Tip: Both the ensuites are very good value.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank RPvisitor
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Nice room, pretty comfortable for a hostel and the price, kitchen could be a little bit cleaner, but beautiful garden and very nice and friendliy staff at the reception! We love Akaroa and if we come back we will stay again in the very pink "chez la mer"!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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