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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sketchy neighborhood, does not feel safe around here walking alone.. It is not friendly staff working here - which also threw our food out even though we marked it as they said. Would not recommend this place.

Thank Mathilde K
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Nice, clean and quiet place, large well-equipped kitchen. Clean bathrooms, simple, but comfortable rooms. The place it's a bit far from the city centre, so if you're there only for a day or two, might not be the best choice location-wise.

Thank Andra_Oprisan
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the smaller kiwi house and found it to be really clean with super friendly staff. Decent sized kitchen with plenty of space to cook and eat, individual lockers for storing food and labels for fridge stuff. Good sized sitting room and space to sit out the back. Beds very comfy though rooms are quite small...I imagine this...

Thank Caz281988
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Not a bad hostel but there are definitely areas that could be improved. The rates are excellent especially for private rooms. What let the hostel down was the cleaning. The bathrooms and showers especially were very dirty compared to other hostels on my trip. Also the wifi is so slow it is unusable, although there is wired internet available if...

Thank P4528YRjohnm
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I had single room. Good in terms of privacy and felt safer. Adequate facility that matched its price and provided a range of transport services. The staffs were very friendly and polite. One only downside that would stop me from coming again was the noise (noise from next door -from people accidentally drop something on the ground to even the...

Thank aidy199258
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Very good check in, quick, polite and easy. I had a single room, highly recommended for the price. Room was clean, large enough for a single person and even had a desk and storage facilities. The shared bathrooms and kitchen are above par for a hostel. If it was your own house you'd be embarrassed at the state, but having...

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Highly recommended place to stay in Christchurch. We were staying in Small Kiwi House pretty much long term, all facilities are very clean which means staff are working hard everyday. Great job! Free wi-fi is really fast, it is a great thing for travelers. Staff are very kind, you can ask them whatever if you feel worried, they will help...

Thank Haruka T
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I stayed there for three nights at a dormitory room. I didn't know anyone there but people were nice,and staff members were very helpful. Kitchen was also clean so I was always cooking! At the lobby, they have a lot of books to read in English and Japanese, so you'll never get board even if it's rainy.

Thank Chiemi O
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is lovely, with a real community feel to it. It has all the amenities a traveller could want. What really makes the place are the wonderful staff who not only let us borrow their phone to find our lost baggage but upgraded us just because they felt sorry for us. It's that human touch which makes a...

Thank hmullerjones
Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 4 days here. The hostel is pretty good, staff is very friendly and the beds and toilets were clean. Our mayor but very important issue was the kitchen! Even though the staff cleans it in the morning, the guests are extremely filthy! I don't know if we just had bad luck or if it's something normal here,...

Thank solhdzgro

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We provide unique accommodation for travelers in New Zealand.You can stay for one night, a few weeks or even a few months. Our rates are more like those when flatting (weekly rates are available). If you are new to Christchurch/looking for a job in Christchurch/studying in Christchurch, then Kiwi House will be an ideal place to stay. Easy to move in, easy to move out ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kiwi House

Address: 373 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: €17 - €43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 74
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“Small Kiwi House is generally quiet, and you can get private rooms at rock bottom rates at Kiwi House, especially for a week or more stay.”
alpinewriting, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you are a couple, or two/three friends tired of camping or dorm, there is double room very cheap at the small kiwi house. And Small Kiwi House is brand new!”
adrebecpage, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Rooms in the first floor, apparently seem to be better tan the second floor.”
Osvaldoso, 4 May 2014 | Read review
“The 8 bed dorm was fine and the cheapest option. Push for a deal on a double room it worked for us!”
hannahm272, 28 May 2013 | Read review
“Not rooms 1, 2, 3 or 4! (close to bathrooms, doors closing)”
SallyBurgess, 26 May 2013 | Read review
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