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Vagabond Backpackers

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Chemnitz, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to stay for a longer term, then vagabond is the place to stay. It`s a home away from home. The facilities are clean and they got free wifi. Although the owner is a great guy and looks really after you, if you got any problems. Cheers guys, it was fun !

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared - this place is like a huge student house. No one washes their dishes and isn't that considerate of those who want a quieter time. However the double room we were in was clean but the bathrooms and kitchen were not! Good location close to centre of town. Its a friendly hostel and good to meet people but...

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Graeme W, Owner at Vagabond Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Lucy - Thanks for your review - I'm very sorry about the unclean bathroom - this is unacceptable - they get cleaned everyday - & checked to add new towels, soap etc often- so I will check to see if new woofers are getting it right. As for the kitchen - it's always a struggle - we try and...

Timaru
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for about one month, good for younger people. Many cultures stay. Good rates per night. Staff are good and spend much time on cleaning through out the day. The owner goes out of his way too make time for each guest and is very approachable. Overall I had a good time. Thank you. Vagabond team.

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Graeme W, Owner at Vagabond Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Aaron- your review is pretty accurate - we do try and clean often - & at the moment we are more suited to younger - we do have a separate apartment suitable for families and quieter people . Especially over winter we have overseas tourists staying who work in Chch - we try not to mix long term with...

Reunion Island
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed here 2 times (one night and one week). This hostel needs some improvements specially in the kitchen and common area. Lot of cracks on the wall and ceiling but it's Christchurch. Despite of that great at atmosphere, very friendly and helpful owner. Good real beds. Great place to stay if we plan to work in Christchurch.

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Graeme W, Owner at Vagabond Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks - we hopefully should get all our final repairs ( painting etc done this winter ) - as for messy lounges etc - I'm going to make sure - when guests leave their jackets etc laying around we will take them into the office.

Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Stayed here one night in a 4 bed dorm room. When we arrived at the hostel one of the other guests had to let us in because the on duty staff couldn't hear the door bell. We were travelling on the next day, and asked about getting to the train station. The girl at the reception had no idea were...

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

After a few weeks of sharing rooms, I wanted a single for the evening and saw one advertised here for $50. Being a bargain I checked in. I could only have it for one night as it was booked the following evening. That was all fine. The room was small and tight, and there was a desk which had no...

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Graeme W, Owner at Vagabond Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Will for your response - I'm sorry you had a bad experience - except for our lovely staff. I will make sure we get a chair in the single room -A lot of our guests like it & it has a double bed , a small built in wardrobe , a heater available 24 hours - the room is...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 July 2016

stayed here with my friend for three nights, staffs were friendly and helpful, free 500MB wifi. Just that some residents were making noise outside the hostel, in front of our room ,for the whole night until 4am! One of them was actually the receptionist assistant! The owner should stop them from disturbing others but he was too polite. Well i...

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Nice and cozy hostel for a really good price! Great living room with a lot of dvds and 2 free PCs. Free wifi in winter and a lovely backyard. Rooms for 3-4 people. Good kitchen with free stuff like spices, free breakfast and a dishwasher! Not a dry hostel, rather a party hostel ;)

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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I spent one night at the Vagabond backpackers hostel and I have to say I loved it! :-) It is one of the cheapest hostels in Christchurch. The staff is incredibly friendly, rooms and the bathrooms are clean and it has a great communal room and a large kitchen. I really recommend it.

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

I used my 15nzd BBH rebate for this hostel, so I had a fantastic deal for a 4 person room. The free homemade bread in the morning was warm and delicious! The free tea was nice ~ it was a a few steps above other free teas at other hostels in terms of taste. There was free coffee and sugar,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Vagabond Backpackers With only 30 beds; we are just the right size to offer our friendly service in a peaceful environment. With our quiet garden area and good facilities - we are a great place to stay while enjoying Christchurch & it's surrounds Or maybe you just want to relax and meet other like minded guests, buy or sell a car, plan your travels - then we are happy to make your stay great. We are situated close to Cathedral Square & the Bus station. We have Free Off-Street parking. Email for Winter Specials FREE INTERNET in Winter. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vagabond Backpackers

Address: 232 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: €16 - €44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Vagabond Backpackers Hotel Christchurch
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 2 is a relly sunny room. go for this one.”
Der_Looper, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask on the second floor, but be careful, the owner have one apartment close the backpacker who he rent like room...(dont know if legal) but is worse than the house.”
dudri, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are great I stayed upstairs and in the back area and they are all really quiet during the week.”
meln878, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
“in the room n 5 there is a "corner room" that looks like a bit private but rated at same price of other beds... ask for it :) if u r a group ask for the flat, it's just a bit more exp than the rest but if u re 3 or 4 people totally worth, it's a real flat just attached to the main structure, u ll have ur own living room”
Giredue, 3 Apr 2012 | Read review
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