Around The World Backpackers

314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, Distance from city centre: 0.8km
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Rating: 83%from 23 reviews

  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 90%Staff
  • 87%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 77%Location
  • 84%Value for money
  • 82%Facilities
Around The World Backpackers is a distinct addition to Christchurch and a smart choice for travellers. Situated only 1.6 km from the city centre, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, and only a short walk to the Intercity bus depot on Armagh street, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Around The World Backpackers offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travellers. Free unlimited WIFI, towels, tea, coffee and sugar. A herb garden is available to all guests as well as on-site features like laundry service, shared lounge/TV area, a huge range of DVD's to choose from, BBQ facilities, luggage storage.

The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. The staff can book any activity you have planned in Canterbury. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Around The World Backpackers hits the spot in many ways.

Weekly activities at the hostel are: Wednesday 8pm movie night and free popcorn, Happy Hour CBD bar 4-6pm, Thursday 6pm Live entertainment and BBQ $10 per person weather permitting, Friday 6-4pm Happy Hour CBD bar, Saturday 6pm Free BBQ

* Office hours - 8:00am to 9:00pm. *Payment is due on checking in. Once you have made your payment, NO REFUNDS will be made (unless in exceptional circumstances). * CANCELLATIONS We require 48 hrs notice of your cancellation. If you cancel within the 48hr period you will be charged the equivalent of 1 night's accommodation. * NO SHOW You will be charged the equivalent of 1 night's accommodation. * Check out - 10am. If you want to stay longer, you will need to notify us prior to checking out. * We provide all linen. New pillows in all dorms. No sleeping bags to be used in beds. * No smoking in rooms or anywhere inside the building - smoking is allowed only in designated area outside. * ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED IN MODERATION. No consumption of alcohol on our premises after 11:00pm - NO EXCEPTIONS. We will not tolerate drunken behaviour. * No cooking allowed after 11:00pm. * Quiet zone between 11pm and 8am. * Please respect our property and the property of your fellow travellers.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

* Office hours - 8:00am to 9:00pm. *Payment is due on checking in. Once you have made your payment, NO REFUNDS will be made (unless in exceptional circumstances). * CANCELLATIONS � We require 48 hrs notice of your cancellation. If you cancel within the 48hr period you will be charged the equivalent of 1 night's accommodation. * NO SHOW � You will be charged the equivalent of 1 night's accommodation. * Check out - 10am. If you want to stay longer, you will need to notify us prior to checking out. * We provide all linen. New pillows in all dorms. No sleeping bags to be used in beds. * No smoking in rooms or anywhere inside the building - smoking is allowed only in designated area outside. * ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED IN MODERATION. No consumption of alcohol on our premises after 11:00pm - NO EXCEPTIONS. We will not tolerate drunken behaviour. * No cooking allowed after 11:00pm. * Quiet zone between 11pm and 8am. * Please respect our property and the property of your fellow travellers.

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We are an approx. 20 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport. Barbadoes St is a one-way street heading south. Some CBD streets are not accessible due to the closing down of the city centre for repairs/demolition of buildings - please see this link for more information - http://cera.govt.nz/cbd-red-zone/red-zone-cordon-map

Cheapest travel to/from Airport to our hostel: http://www.steveshuttle.co.nz/

STEVE'S SHUTTLES: Call Free phone #: 0800 10 10 21 for pickups. AIRPORT PICKUPS: $18 per for 1 person (each way) and then $5 for each extra person. FROM HOSTEL PICKUPS: $9 for 1 person (each way) and then $5 for each extra person

Just call any FREE call number when you arrive at Christchurch airport to organise time and place for pick up. Shuttles from our Hostel to the airport can be booked with us.

Located Near

RED ZONE: This is a NO ACCESS area. Please view this map to see the latest update on the Red Zone and the best route to our hostel.
http://cera.govt.nz/cbd-red-zone/red-zone-cordon-map

Our address is: 314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch (between Armagh st and Gloucester St) and we are an approx. 20 minute walk east from the Bus Interchange.

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