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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Perfect location, clean rooms, comfy bed, quiet beautiful place!! We stayed 3 nights and I wish it could've been more. No cons in my opinion (maybe if you are a solo traveller, this may not be a good place to meet people). Thank you very much for a wonderfully relaxing time in Christchurch!

Thank Vanreeks
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

One of the best hostels we've been to. We stayed there for 4 nights. Awesome friendly staff, nice 2 person room, perfect location to take a walk in the city centre and perfect kitchen facilities. Definately worth another visit.

Thank maxxeyy
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Great little converted villa right near the center of the city. Well equipped and clean but still plenty of character, car-b-q was great. Only 5-15 minutes walk to the main attractions like restart and botanic gardens. Staff member was very friendly and welcoming with excellent local knowledge which was readily shared. As a bonus Christchurch had the world buskers festival...

Thank Geewiz81
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Spent 3 days here just before christmas and loved it. Friendly staff, good location on a quiet street, affordable and a gorgeous old villa with a resident cat. Only down side for me as an eco traveler is that there are many things they could be doing to reduce water/power consumption but aren't (dripping taps are a personal pet hate)....

Thank KiwiB2013
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. Centrally located, not a typical backpackers-more like a b&b without the breakfast. Clean, warm, comfortable and friendly. Electric blankets were very welcomed, bathrooms clean and modern. Cute herb garden and kitchen facilities. We really enjoyed staying here :)

Thank Madeline E
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

If your room is in the main house it will be off the main hallway that heavy-footed people stomp down. Reception is in the hallway too, the phone didn't ring but could have easily woken me up as it was right outside my room. There was a noisy group in the kitchen, (also off the same hallway), until midnight and...

Thank Marther222
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

Chester street backpackers is a little haven. The staff are really friendly and eager to help in any way. Rooms are of a good size and bed are comfy, all equipped with an electric blanket! The kitchen is well equipped and clean and there is a cosy living room where you can use the computer or curl up with the...

Thank esshattock
Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 6 September 2014

I really liked this place. The cat was a great bonus! Rooms are clean. Bathrooms are clean. Kitchen is well stocked (with free herbs!). It is definitely a quiet hostel, this is not a place to go for a party. Since it is a smaller hostel it has a much more relaxed feeling than others I have been in. Since...

Thank Ella R
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Very colourful. Clean and well-maintained. Very quiet, both in location and inside. Not in the damaged area, but is a fair walk from the centre of town. However, there are several buses available and airport/train transfers will pick up and drop off. Lovely fat orange cat and pleasant staff. Thoroughly enjoyed staying there and highly recommend it. Word of warning,...

Thank Christine H
Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We only stayed there for one night and enjoyed the double room they have by the garage. It was just a short walk outside to the bathroom in the big house...in the rain!!! I would only recommend a small ledge on top of the door of room so you will not get wet while trying to open your bedroom´s door....

Thank Eva F

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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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