Chester Street Backpackers


Chester Street Backpackers

148 Chester Street East, Christchurch 8011
Bus orange (stop: Fitzgerald Avenue near Armagh Street)
Tel
(03) 377 1897
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Price
Dorm bed $36 ($31 BBH)
Single room $71 ($66 BBH)
Double room $72–76 ($62–66 BBH)
Twin room $74–76 ($64–66 BBH)
Prices are in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
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Feels Like Home
23 May 2008
Cons
Lack of parking areas (neighbour next door isnt happy if park across his drive even a mm across)
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Clean, staff friendly
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Great hostel, absolutey beautiful restored old house. Very clean and great facilities. Lack of parking spaces though as the street was full of cars. A little further from the CBD than other hostels but its a very easy walk even after a large night out! Great place, highly recommended.

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Hostel # 1
14 August 2006
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There is nothingbad about this hostel
Pros
Tidy, friendly staff, warm atmosphere, quiet area
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Definitely one of the best backpacker i ever stayed in. After 2 weeks of amazing Fiji i had to go back to bloody cold NZ. But Chester`s made my heart feel warm again. Staff is really friendly and helpful if you have any desires! The lovely cat ( i forgot the name) is too fat though :-)! The fact that you can buy and sell campervans for reasonable prices is pretty good! So if you start your travels through NZ here, you probably won`t get a van cheaper and/or better maintained! Anthony is doing good work.... recommend it totally

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Anonymous
Excellent all round
8 January 2005
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This is one of those rare city hostels that gets it right. Our double room was huge and had a sofa in it. Was well worth the money we paid for it. Very clean and tiday. Staff Sonya and Victoria were there when we arrived and were friendly but not too "in your face" as some hostel hosts can be. Garden is beautiful and the car-b-que is a unique little feature as is the bus is the garden. Small enough to feel homely but not one of those places were you feel nervous cause there are loads of rules. It was a little bit further than some of the other hostels in the city but well worth it. You will like it here.

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raffaela
feeling at home with all your freedom...
31 January 2004
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this is just one of the best hostel i've ever stayed in... the location it's pefect, a 10 minutes walk from the city center along the river, a peaceful street with trees and a cat at every doorstep. inside, you couldn't wish for more: great kitchen + great furniture+ great people working there- very kind but not intrusive- + really small dorm (just 3 beds so book in advance) ...plus you have your own key and all the freedom of the world. thanks guys, i've been happy there, truly recommend it!!!

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Anonymous
This is 5 stars!
10 June 2003
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Without doubt, this is 5 stars backpackers! I stayed a dorm, which has only 3 beds with cute decorations, and it was super clean and cozy. The most of them whom I met in this backpackers were repeat visitors and love this place very much. I strongly recommend you to book as early as you can!

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Neil and Karen
We saved the best 'til last!!
2 August 2002
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Simply the best hostel we stayed at in NZ. We'd definitely recommend this one! Owners were friendly and the place just felt like home (better than our own home, in fact!). Really clean, great kitchen and little creative touches in all the rooms! Remember to check out the "Carbecue"!!

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