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Chester Street Backpackers

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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“comfy lounge”(2 reviews)
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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.
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148 Chester Street East, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
10.2 km to Christchurch Intl Airport
10 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
2.2 km from Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I loved to stay in this hostel. It's close to the city (just 5-10 minutes to walk) in a nice peaceful quarter of Christchurch. The rooms are beautiful with a lot of character. Everything is clean and cosy. Especially the kitchen has a lot of...More

Thank alessaschurr
Response from Karen L, Owner at Chester Street BackpackersResponded 13 May 2018

Thanks for the lovely review, Alessa, and thanks for staying at Chester St!

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Just sold the brilliant camper van I bought from Anthony at Chester St Backpackers, and it held its value despite me putting a fair few kilometres on it, so I owe this cracking little hostel a review. Fantastic place to escape bad weather and hard...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We are an active retired couple, and we do mostly day hiking. We liked Chester Street Backpackers very much! It is a bit quirky and homey, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable and quiet in the evening. We enjoyed the...More

Thank Janet_D_11_11
Response from Karen L, Owner at Chester Street BackpackersResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to have you to stay. Regards, Karen

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We have stayed at Chester Street Backpackers a number of times through the years. The hands-on owners are helpful as is their staff. The place is clean, cozy and conveniently located. We've also purchased two vehicles from Antony over the years and have been totally...More

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Response from Karen L, Owner at Chester Street BackpackersResponded 11 February 2018

Thanks for the review. It's been a pleasure to help!

Reviewed 17 January 2018

Very comfartble beds in a super cute hostel on a great location. would defintely come back to this hostel. Really feels like coming home, and the staff was very helpfull. showers, toilets and kitchen are always very clean.

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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 ...More the tree lined Avon River. Budget sleeper vans & cars also available. Less
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"Close to town, friendly staff"
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"I do not know if they have another double in the house...maybe more convenient for winter and rainy weather..."
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"Choose share room with 3 people inside (share)."
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"Our room we stayed in was great away from the main building and really cosy (even better after the windows..."
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