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Chez La Mer Backpackers

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Discover the beauty of the Banks Peninsula while staying in the heart of historic Akaroa. Enjoy free gourmet brewed coffee and tea. Relax in the tranquil garden, take one of the many area walks and kayak (or swim) with hector dolphins. Free mountain bikes and fishing rods. Heated rooms and fully made up beds. Owners offer special discounts to guests on their dolphin/wildlife sailing cruise aboard the Fox II.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Self-Serve Laundry
Golf Course
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Quaint
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nearly a five - bathrooms are a bit basic but otherwise all good. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere in a good location, decent free WiFi, comfortable beds, woodburner in lounge, decent kitchen and dining area and plenty of space in the garden to chill or eat...More

1  Thank Connector736339
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Very comfortable and convenient, right at the centre of town, on the waterfront. It's clean and tidy, offers free bicycles to ride and use of kitchen with hot tea at all times! Everything is fine and at a reasonable price.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We really enjoyed our stay here - it has a great atmosphere. It's a magnificent old building, well set up for travellers. The weather was hot so we spent most of our time in the shade in the back garden.

1  Thank gandwnichol
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

It was 3 of us travelling so we checked in a room with 1 bunk bed and 1 single bed.it was near the toilet and kitchen.The best part of this backpacker:1)location is near their city centre .2)kitchen is fully equipped.even condiments such as salt, dried...More

2  Thank EthelY17
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly hostel with a homely feel. Close to the local shop, the bank and the pretty harbour. Free unlimited Wi-Fi for the whole stay and free tea, coffee and spices. Staff were friendly and very helpful. I would stay here again.

1  Thank EllaDod
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cynamon p
26 January 2016|
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Response from Kerry T | Reviewed this property |
$28 per night for a dorm with shared facilities or $25 for BBH rate
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"get room further away from kitchen and communal area, even i close my door i can still smell the smoke from..."
CeciliaMah
3 May 2015
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"Try for the upstairs Queen-Twin ~ with ensuite ~~~~ other bathrooms get VERY busy ;)"
AntoinetteFiji2011
3 Nov. 2013
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"Ensuite dorms are better in summer (max of 5 people using your shower)"
259zach
16 Aug. 2013
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"Both the ensuites are very good value."
RPvisitor
27 Feb. 2013
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PRICE RANGE
USD 50 - USD 54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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