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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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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... More 

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Thank Mark T
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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... More 

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Thank Haruka T
1 review
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.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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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... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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25 reviews
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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,... More 

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Thank solhdzgro
1 review
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I stayed here for a couple of days in a dormitory. I had a great vibe in this hostel. Everything is clean and awesome- tidy and useful kitchen, clean room, cozy lounge, free Wi-fi, helpful and friendly staff! They even gave me a ride to the bus exchange in a city for free at 8:00am! That was so helpful, especially... More 

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Thank Jonvinc
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in a double room, it was small but appeared tidy and clean. It wasn't until the last morning we found a couple of maggots in our blankets that we had a problem, we are really disgusted, wondering how long they had been sleeping with us. Atmosphere is friendly, communal but nothing special and not... More 

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mu-chof, Manager at Kiwi House, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We would like to convey your feedback into the improvement for Kiwi House management. Since we have not heard anything from you about the maggots when you were here, we could not deal with it. We would like to know more details of that in order to make Kiwi house more comfortable for our... More 

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

The hostel itself is quite nice, clean, friendly staff, big kitchen. But the location isn't great and someone stole my humus!!! The kitchens are cleaned on a thursday and I had labelled my humus tub with my name and room number using the labels they provide. I packed up early in the morning to find someone had taken my tub... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: €19 - €45 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 of 5 bubbles adrebecpage, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Rooms in the first floor, apparently seem to be better tan the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 of 5 bubbles hannahm272, 28 May 2013 | Read review
“Not rooms 1, 2, 3 or 4! (close to bathrooms, doors closing)”
 of 5 bubbles SallyBurgess, 26 May 2013 | Read review
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