Around The World Backpackers
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Around The World Backpackers
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Around The World Backpackers
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7.6
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Very good location - 30 meters from city center
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  • Latimer Square210 m
  • The Arts Centre210 m
  • Victoria Square320 m
  • The Bone Dudes400 m
  • Margaret Mahy Family Playground410 m
  • Cardboard Cathedral420 m
  • 185 Empty White Chairs Earthquake Memorial510 m
  • Library Chambers580 m
  • Go Kiwi Gifts & Souvenirs580 m
  • Blue Penguin Boutique590 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Around The World Backpackers

    314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011 - See map
    "Great choice in Auckland, A charming house with fantastic city views from balcony and the big garden, nice kitchen downstairs, everything very clea..."
    Anselm - August 20, 2017
    Excellent service
    8.8 rating for service
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.4 facilities on premise
    • 930 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Blackout curtains

    • Garden

    • Laundry service

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    Service score
    8.8/10
    Review score - United States
    8.0/10
    Room comfort score
    7.7/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    93
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    of Christchurch properties
    Better than
    93
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    of Christchurch properties
    Better than
    91
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    of Christchurch properties
    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center1.6 km
    Location rating7.6
    Nearest airportChristchurch International Airport (CHC)
    Distance to airport9.7 km

    Rooms available at Around The World Backpackers

    7.6
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    2 Bed Dormitory Room
    2 Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    What people love about Around The World Backpackers

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Beds are comfy with your own light and plug."

      Cleo

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      October 10, 2017

    • 6.8
      Good

      "All facilities are nice."

      Sebastien

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      October 15, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "I had a great stay."

      Cleo

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      October 10, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Wifi is great and free."

    Cleo

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    October 10, 2017

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    7.2
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Very helpful staff."

    Sebastien

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    October 15, 2016

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    Agoda Reviews (120)Booking.com Reviews (416)
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    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities8.4
    Location7.6
    Room comfort and quality7.6
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.2
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    9+ Exceptional (21)
    8-9 Excellent (8)
    7-8 Very Good (35)
    6-7 Good (12)
    <6 Below Expectation (10)
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    Dec - Feb (32)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jessica from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Exceptional”

    Amazing staff!!! Helpful and friendly! Was great for time of year as not many of us. Feel like will need a bigger lunge area though as not many places to hang out. However when it's summer they have a great garden!

    Reviewed May 31, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    June from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Hostel without heater in autumn month”

    This hostel is good but if you staying here not during winter month, there are no heater for lodgers in the room/dorm. With temparature 5 degree celcius outside, we were shivering in the room. We had to ask for extra blanket. The kitchen always messy because most of the lodgers (youth mostly) didn clean up after cooking and having meal. They hogged the dining table chatting, playing cards and we have no place to eat our meal. I am not going to stay in this place again. I would rather stay in the same rate hostel that can provide heater even though it wasn't winter.

    Reviewed April 16, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Anselm from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

    Exceptional”

    Great choice in Auckland, A charming house with fantastic city views from balcony and the big garden, nice kitchen downstairs, everything very clean and well organized. Supermarket and many pubs and restaurants in a hip area are nearby, but also not far to walk to city. Is a smaller hostel, not a party location and one should check carefully opening times, when coming. There is nobody there at evening.

    Reviewed August 20, 2017

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us. You might have mixed up some of your stays around New Zealand because you have left us a review about a hostel in Auckland. Everything you have written is correct about our hostel too, except for the fantastic city views.

    Responded September 19, 2017
    Around The World Backpackers
    6.4
    Good
    Natsumi from Japan
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 7 nights in October 2016

    You get what you pay for. ”

    Everything was just okay. You get what you pay for. I guess I was just expecting too much because of ppl's review. One thing I didn't like was they close kitchen in a noon time for cleaning so I never could cook and have lunch at the hostel. However, receptionists were very friendly and helpful :)

    Reviewed October 25, 2016
    7.0
    Very good
    Violet from Singapore
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Small and cosy place”

    Price, room, staff

    We originally booked this hostel because it was near to the intercity bus stop but were told upon arrival that the pickup point had been changed to a location 15 mins walk away. However, the room was still quite nice and cosy.

    Reviewed January 07, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Amanda from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in November 2015

    Cosy place ”

    Centrally located, easy to use personal lights for the bunks, towels provided

    Didn't stay for long but it was comfortable. The floor space of the room was small for 4 with hardly room to walk with everyone's stuff, and inside seating for the kitchen is limited and hence communal, but beds were good, showers were good, very helpful reception, and for some reason the most free food I've come across in any hostel, guess many choose it as a last stop before flying home like me.

    Reviewed November 11, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    Joseph from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Simple backpacker accommodation, shared bathrooms”

    Private room option, walkable to the city center, free hot dog BBQ on Saturday night

    Friendly staff here. Helpful and accommodating. The room we reserved was a private room in a very small building in the back area of the property. The room is literally the whole building, small, but private. The bathrooms are in the main building, so to use them you must walk outside and upstairs or through the kitchen and down the main hallway. So no privacy headed to the bathroom, especially if people are in the kitchen. There's wifi, two bathrooms to use and a relatively well-maintained kitchen. This place really seems to be more for backpackers and groups of friends, but not so much for couples, unless you're on a super tight budget and are looking to meet and chat with new people. Honestly, Christchurch is an expensive ghost town and you'd be better off heading to Queenstown.

    Reviewed March 04, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Lydia from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2014

    Great hostel - would recommend.”

    The staff are brilliant - very friendly and informative. Hostel is small, so more chance to socialise. Great location, short walk to the CBD.

    I very much enjoyed my stay at this hostel, and have actually returned to it. It is clearly well looked after and well organised. The staff are always available to give information or help out. The free bbq on Saturdays helps with budgeting! The TV room is well equipped with Sky and a huge TV. I would definitely recommend this hostel.

    Reviewed September 11, 2014
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kohei from Japan
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Great stay”

    Very friendly and kind staff, cozy room It was a good stay.

    Reviewed June 17, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Dian from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    LOVE”

    I wish i could stay longer. Really like this hostel even just for one night. The facilities were good.

    Reviewed March 10, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Saraswathy from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    2 Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 9 nights in February 2016

    location, friendly staff and clean”

    good choice

    Reviewed February 22, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Man from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

    Enjoyed my stay”

    A small lamp each on each bed. Available toilet types for females only.
    Reviewed May 21, 2015
    7.6
    Very good
    Chew from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    Clean and Quiet Backpackers with unlimited Free Wifi”

    Good location, they have lights and plugs for every bunks, they even have a small pouch beside the plugs so u can put your phone or other small devices inside. They provide unlimited free Wifi which a lot of backpacker will charge you for it. Beds are comfy although some of the pillows are flat. Toilet and shower room are clean. Its a small backpacker and its quiet here (unless your roommate snore). Overall, this backpacker is better and quiet and I had a good sleep here.

    Reviewed September 12, 2016
    6.0
    NIK from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Comfortable 1 night stay”

    Comfort, value for money, safe for single traveller

    The place was comfortable for one night stay. Not very near to CBD and it's quite a long walk. No halal food in sight but u can easily walk to nearest grocery store. The staff was helpful and the crowd in hostel was quiet. Toilet is clean and hot water available.

    Reviewed December 15, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    Ow from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

    Decent”

    Nice outdoor lounge, useful clothes line

    Has free WiFi. Consistent hot showers available on the upper (2nd) floor, computer room, and TV room. Dorm beds had overhead lights, compartments for small items when sleeping, and individual power outlets for each bed. Outdoor lounge for sunshine and smoking. There's even an area with clothes line for drying your laundry. The cooking area is a little small when more than a few people want to cook their meals, but otherwise acceptable.

    Reviewed October 08, 2015
    7.3
    Very good
    Jennifer from Canada
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015

    Great place ”

    Comfortable beds, great staff, luggage storage

    We had a wonderful stay. Friendly staff who stored a luggage bag for us while we toured the island for a week. Not the best location, but Christchurch is still rebuilding so there isn't much around anyways.

    Reviewed March 17, 2015
    7.7
    Very good
    Chia-Hsuan from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015

    Nice staff but the location is too faraway”

    Friendly and helpful staff, quiet place to stay

    The staff are nice to showed me the supermarket and buses I should take to airport next day. I appreciate that.However, the location of this hostel is too faraway from the downtown. I walked like 30 mins with my luggage from the YHA Rolleston House (that's where I got off the bus) to reach this hostel. The supermarkets and bus stop take more than 20 mins walk. If you have a car, that will be no problem to move around, but if you don't, you may take a while to walk to the supermarkets around. Except the location, the staff and everything are good.

    Reviewed March 12, 2015
    6.3
    Good
    Emma from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    Nice room but dirty kitchen area ”

    Location, nice room

    We liked the love shack room we thought it was a cute little room out the back of the backpackers. If you are sensitive to noise however I wouldn't recommend staying in the love shack as it is really close to the main garden where people eat dinner, party and drink and you can hear everything clearly. That didnt bother us to much and if we had been there longer we would of joined in more. The room was good as It was neat and had it's own bar fridge which was good. The kitchen area however on the first night we got there was so dirty and wasn't much better the next night. There were plates everywhere, crumbs, overspilling bins, general mess. We were going to cook a dinner but swayed against it because the kitchen was so dirty. The outside table had lots of plates left on it, bottles and was dirty. I saw the receptionist having to clean the kitchen which I think could of been avoided if other guests cleaned up after themselves. The bathroom was reasonable, nothing flash but did the job fine. Staff could have explained the area in more detail on arrival as we did receive that service at almost every other place we went to. The wifi was good here and worked well. It was a good location in terms of getting to things.

    Reviewed February 16, 2015
    7.3
    Very good
    Caerel from Philippines
    Group
    2 Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Great place”

    helpful staff, bedroom facilities, hostel facilities

    Pros: Staff are willing to do extra to help us with our bookings, they also helped us with our dining choices. Bedroom was clean and has a big window. Common areas are nice. Kitchen was also not bad.free wifi. Cons:Location was quite far from the center, it's in the more quiet part of town. Narrow corridors and some guests sit outside for no reason at all.

    Reviewed September 29, 2014
    7.2
    Very good
    Sebastien from France
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Nice hostel with friendly staff”

    Nice place to stay. All facilities are nice. Very helpful staff. Small common areas

    Reviewed October 15, 2016
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