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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

There was NOBODY telling me they only accept cash until the last night. The next day, I had to check out very early to walk to catch the coach, carrying my luggage. It was dark night and the surrounding area is famous for high rates of violent crimes during the night. The owner forced me to walk across the red... More 

Thank Handsome S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We only stayed here for one night, but it was a lovely little hostel, with a big double bedroom and a gorgeous cat! The kitchen was really big and the bathrooms were fine, although the power in the shower was a bit rubbish. The living room was lovely and cozy, with a good selection of books and games. Would definitely... More 

Thank efhap31
Bonn, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing, small hostel with nice rooms, kittchen and a grumpy but lovely cat. Staff is very friendly and always up for a chat, cooking or having a wine (or two) together. The whole atmosphere makes you feel very welcome and kind of like at home. I stopped there on four different occasions and always enjoyed my stay!

Thank Eike5385
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Cozy, little, homey hostel which feels much more like a shared flat than a regular hostel, as the max number of beds in a room is 3. The rooms are all decorated very homely. The staff is very caring and friendly and provides good insider tips about what to do in Christchurch and around. City Center is at walking distance... More 

Thank Laurita-Sofia
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We spent five days there, where we also bought a camper van, time for us to prepare it for road trip around the country. We were there like at home, in the house nearby. The people there are nice and helpful. It's was a pleasant moment. Thanks to all or us.

Thank FreeasTwobirds
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Nice and quite place to stay. definitely I recommend the place to my friends. The only thing which bothers me is I have to pay $4 per day for the internet, which is bit expensive for a back packer. Cheers

Thank Saravana27
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I arrived here on the first of January, all the other hostel in town were too busy, they did all they could for let me stay as long as I needed. The staff is unbelievable friendly and doesn't take long to feel part of the family. The rooms are really cozy and always clean, same for the toilet and the... More 

Thank FrancescoDeRo
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed in a shared room good for 3 person for 1night before going to Queenstown, left my luggage at the hostel and returned after 5days and stayed for another 2nights before flying to Sydney. Pros: - very clean hostel - single bed not bunk - staff are super friendly and helpful - free breakfast (bread, eggs, etc.) - electric blanket... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

This is the perfect, small hostel. I stayed in the three bed share. The beds were comfy with mattress heaters! Extension cord provided so plenty of outlets. Kitchen was well equipped and had large dining table. The lounge had plenty of comfortable seats and got great sunlight. The staff were friendly and informative on things in Christchurch. It's about a... More 

Thank getvisas_theborder
New Zealand
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25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Stayed 2 night in late 2014. stayed in a 3 bed share room. Great size backpackers with lovely lounge area for people to mingle. Plenty of room in kitchen also. Located 10 mins walk to town. Staff helpful and quiet neighbourhood.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Chester Street. We are a small 15 person hostel set up for the true independent traveler in a lovely old colorful kiwi villa. No bus groups here! Less than 10 minutes walk from Cathedral Square along the tree lined Avon River. Budget sleeper vans & cars also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chester Street Backpackers

Address: 148 Chester Street East, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: €45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 48
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“I do not know if they have another double in the house...maybe more convenient for winter and rainy weather. But the one outside was lovely for summer!!!”
 of 5 bubbles EvaF350, 28 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Choose share room with 3 people inside (share).”
 of 5 bubbles lammm077, 5 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Our room we stayed in was great away from the main building and really cosy (even better after the windows and mirrors have been washed. And a really good Hoover and Polish)”
 of 5 bubbles darrenw849, 20 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Garden room is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles ClaireB973, 20 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Stay in the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles Mzteeree, 11 Feb 2013 | Read review
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