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Chester Street Backpackers

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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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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chester Street Backpackers is a piece of home. With a colourful and traditional style, this agreeable house sized hostel feels good to stay, meet people, and chill. The street itself is peaceful and safe to park freely. I left and came back... several times. Nice...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank JonathanT2438
Response from Karen L, Owner at Chester Street BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Jonathan. It was a pleasure to have you to stay!

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Came back to Chester three times during my travels in NZ. Probably because it feels more like a home then a hostel. Good location close to city centre, but in a quiet street. Perfect place to stay if you are looking to buy yourself a...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Annemarie d
Response from Karen L, Owner at Chester Street BackpackersResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for that.Always good to hear from happy customers! Hope to see you again on your next trip to NZ - I will have another van ready & waiting for you...

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

Date of stay: May 2018
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

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank colleytom6
Response from Karen L, Owner at Chester Street BackpackersResponded 31 October 2018

I am happy that you are happy! You know where to come for your next one next time!

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

Date of stay: February 2018
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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"Close to town, friendly staff"
20 Mar. 2017
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"I do not know if they have another double in the house...maybe more convenient for winter and rainy..."
28 Apr. 2014
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"Choose share room with 3 people inside (share)."
5 Nov. 2013
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"Our room we stayed in was great away from the main building and really cosy (even better after the windows..."
20 Oct. 2013
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USD 21 - USD 49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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