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8.4
Excellent
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(72 reviews)See what guests said
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7.5
Very good
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Very good location - 590 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
  • The Bone Dudes330 m
  • Trinity Centre360 m
  • Latimer Square550 m
  • The Arts Centre550 m
  • Cardboard Cathedral850 m
  • Victoria Square870 m
  • 185 Empty White Chairs Earthquake Memorial890 m
  • Barbadoes Street Cemetry940 m
  • Margaret Mahy Family Playground970 m
  • Blue Penguin Boutique1.13 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Kiwi House Hostel

    373 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 13 times

    "Kiwi house is a great location, has friendly efficient staff, clean room and bathrooms, well equipped facilities eg kithcen and lounge room and laundy..."
    Sukhjit K. - December 16, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Exceptional service
    9.1 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    • Garden

    • Laundry service

    Value for money8.5
    Distance to city center1.5 km
    Location rating7.5
    Nearest airportChristchurch International Airport (CHC)
    Distance to airport10.2 km

    Rooms available at Kiwi House Hostel

    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 single bed
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    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Kiwi House Hostel

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Facilities are clean and premise is safe."

      JIN H.

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      September 21, 2017

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Staffs are friendly and informative."

      Choi

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      September 9, 2017

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Very friendly and helpful staff."

      Man J.

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      April 8, 2018

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    6.8
    Good

    "Decent place to stay for a night or two to relax."

    adriana

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    February 2, 2017

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    6 mentions
    Internet
    2 mentions

    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent
    Spaciousness

    "Kitchen is spacious with a tv in dining area."

    Choi

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    September 9, 2017

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    Reviews of Kiwi House Hostel from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.9
    Very good
    From 1192 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (72)Booking.com Reviews (1073)
    Rating via Agoda8.4
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    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.2
    Location7.5
    Service9.1
    Value for money8.5
    High score for Christchurch
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    9+ Exceptional (12)
    8-9 Excellent (8)
    7-8 Very Good (12)
    6-7 Good (6)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
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    Mar - May (8)
    Jun - Aug (13)
    Sep - Nov (13)
    Dec - Feb (6)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jasmine from Singapore
    Couple
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

    Clean and cheap”

    Very cheap accommodation option for Christchurch. Super clean, cozy, and staff were friendly.

    Reviewed September 29, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Alice from France
    Couple
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Good managers ”

    There was no hot water one night and the manager's husband and the receptionist did everything they could to have it fixed asap. Really nice people, great Japanese receptionist.

    Reviewed March 16, 2019
    6.0
    Nichola from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    They have thought of everything but its filthy”

    Its a 20 mins walk from where the bus drops you off. The room didnt have a window you could open. The kitchen was disgusting, it has not had a deep clean in a long time. Food all up the tiles on the walls and make sure you wear your flip flops when you make a coffee. Food all over the sides. It was gross. Theres are shelving units in the rooms, a towel rail for both people in one bunk. There is a washing line and they give you a food cupboard with a lock which is just yours to use which is nice. Staff ordered my shuttle to the airport for me which was nice of them. The staff were lovely. But due to kitchen not beeing very nice I probably wouldnt stay here again though.

    Reviewed March 14, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Bronwyn from Cambodia
    Solo traveler
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Excellent”

    Basic but comfortable room, nice shared facilities, super friendly staff. Not too far from town and plenty of parking.

    Reviewed January 22, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    MiMi from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    cozy”

    we were sent to "small kiwi house" for long term stayers so everyone has quite a lot of stuff and the fridge is very full. but people are very nice. thought it was near to the bus station but the town center is on the other side so it's 25-30 mins walk.

    Reviewed November 19, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sai from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 7 nights in August 2018

    Nice Facilities, Comfortable Room but Few Parking Space Inside”

    Nice facilities. Comfortable room but one bad thing is there is not enough parking space inside hostel. However, you can still park on the street not far away.

    Reviewed August 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    SU-MING from Taiwan
    Group
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    awesome”

    all good

    Reviewed August 25, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Patricio from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Good”

    Nothing special. Classic place with as many beds as possible in a room and thin GIB walls. It's clean, the staff is nice and there is an old desktop PC to use 20' for $1.

    Reviewed July 21, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Man from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Perfect home for backpacker”

    15-min walk to the city centre. Very friendly and helpful staff. Useful info advised. Toilet is clean. No need to wait for toilet or shower. Single room is nice and tidy. Kitchen is spacious. All utensils provided. The lounge is comfortable. Free WIFI provided. Highly recommend for backpacker or single traveler without a vehicle.

    Reviewed April 08, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    JIN from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Short stay here staff is helpful and Friendly ”

    Facilities are clean and premise is safe. Just a bit far away from bus interchange and famous spot.

    Reviewed September 21, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    Kee from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

    Simple basic hostel”

    Basic clean hostel close to the city center

    Reviewed September 11, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Choi from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Great deal”

    Searched and found out that they had the cheapest price in CHC. Booked and stayed in a mixed dorm. Turned out that not as what as I thought. Kitchen is spacious with a tv in dining area. Staffs are friendly and informative. Room is clean. Will definitely come back

    Reviewed September 09, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Thao from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Not good to stay in the winter”

    Given the price of 33 NZD per night for single bed room, I did not expect much. However, the room was so chilly that I had to wear down jacket when sleeping, but still cold and could not fall into sleep. The heater turned on and off every 60 mins. There was snow that night so it was tough for me. It may be better in summer.

    Reviewed July 17, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Brit from Estonia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

    Excellent”

    This is a lovely hostel, very clean and comfortable. The heaviest blankets I've ever seen, would probably keep you warm even in a snowstorm. I was really disappointed with the dryer though because despite using it three times, my laundry was still damp. Since there was a sign out saying you must use it at least twice, I presumed this was normal, but it was probably broken instead (reception was already closed, so I couldn't ask). Also the wifi gets extremely slow at times, so it might be impossible to even upload a couple of photos. The people are really friendly though and it's good value for money.

    Reviewed June 23, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    michelle from Namibia
    Solo traveler
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

    Good”

    Very poor wifi

    Reviewed June 21, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Lin from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Unexpectly nice place to stay”

    A very clean place to stay with friendly, helpful staff, certainly value for money considering what you pay. However it is a bit of a walk into the city centre although I would still recommend it for short term stays (2-3 nights) if you're just looking for a convenient place to sleep.

    Reviewed February 25, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Yangkai from China
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    all were good but the location”

    Everything was good but the location was a little far from the city center and nothing much around.

    Reviewed February 13, 2017
    6.8
    Good
    adriana from United States
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Good value”

    Decent place to stay for a night or two to relax. I thought the location was a bit too far out of the city center; had to walk 15-30 min to find food first night I got there. There's a 3.50 nzd bus to the city. I ended up moving hostels to be closer to the bus station, things to do. The staff was great, very nice. The rooms were ok. I was in 8 mixed dorm. Tight quarters, no lockers. Wifi was off/on. They have decent kitchen area and seating. Small food lockers in kitchen which I've never seen before - guess they have people stealing food often. Overall, decent place to relax.

    Reviewed February 02, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sukhjit from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    great location, noisy occupants”

    Kiwi house is a great location, has friendly efficient staff, clean room and bathrooms, well equipped facilities eg kithcen and lounge room and laundy facilities. i was tho very annoyed with other occupants who found it difficult to keep their voices down or their footsteps quieter as they thumped up down the corridors at 12 am or 4am. very upsetting. Also my room this time was 25 right above a shower so hearing water thru the pipes was rather irritating but liveable! otherwise I would return to Kiwi house as it really is a clean pleasant non smoking hostel

    Reviewed December 16, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Sukhjit from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Budget Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

    friendly staff, clean facilities”

    Kiwi House is a comfortable clean place, walking distance to the city 15-20mins. Close to all the major sights in Christchurch. I was pleasantly suprise to find a clean comfortable bed and even more happy to find the bathroom and loos very clean. I was also very happy to received clear instructions from Kiwi House as to how to get to them. very professional!!! The kitchen was well equipped but iunfortunately it wasnt kept clean by a few of the tenants. otherwise very comfortable. Laundry facilitiews great as to the lounge room with tons and tons of free dvds to watch and chill. a great place to stay

    Reviewed December 16, 2016
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