We stayed here two nights before flying out of Christchurch in a 3 bed dorm. It was pretty cheap for New Zealand standards and the rooms were comfy and functional. The beds weren't bunkbeds which was nice and there was a sink in the room.
The lounge and the TV room are pretty cosy and there's a few board games that are good fun to play when waiting for a shuttle to the airport. The kitchens (2 of) are pretty big and come well equipped with spices pots and pans etc.
Theres a pretty good collection of books for exchange and the laundry is cheap at $2 a wash (in heavy duty washing machines) and $2 for the dryer. One disadvantage for the hostel was that it was pretty far away from town a good 15 minute walk to the main area but there is a free town shuttle bus that stops about 5 minutes away from the hostel every 10-15 minutes.
I would recommend this place because it's good value for money and pretty cosy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- First try Foley Towers! Fabulously friendly, finest facilities and fantastic value for independent travellers - we just charge less. Gorgeous gardens. Underfloor heating, lashings of hot water, loads of space. Off-street parking and free luggage storage. Bunks in dorm rooms only. Free WiFi. Wonderful winter specials. No loud parties, no backpacker bus crowds or hard sell. Check in after 9pm by arrangement. You can usually extend your stay before 10am if you're too relaxed to move on. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Foley Towers Hotel Christchurch