x The average starting price for a place to stay in Christchurch is £79 per night.
11 Kedleston Drive AvonheadExcellent 91%
168 Bealey Ave Christchurch CentralExcellent 91%
148 Palmers Road N. BrightonAwesome 89%
coodabean This is a great fun place to stay.20 minutes easy walk to Christchuch or 5 minutes on a bus. The staff are real helpful and the "Jailhouse" is a very quirky place to stay.
257 Bealey Avenue, ChristchurchAwesome 87%
pjhannam A great Hostel, Alan & Keiko are very helpfull and friendly hosts. Clean, quiet and relaxing with a lovely garden for chilling out in. Thanks for everything.
ciahcra Clean room and common area. Kitchen was well equipped. Bathroom were clean. Flexibility to arrive after hour is an added advantage!
Sander Great location right next to the Botanic Gardens, and overall a decent - if looking a bit ramshackle - YHA hostel. Seems to be popular with people staying a long time in Christchurch - at least, that was the feeling I got from the vibe there. Service at reception was downright lousy both times I stayed here (a week apart, with different people at reception). That doesn't matter much to me, as I know the ropes - but I can imagine someone who's not used to YHA hostels not wanting to stay here because of that. There's free overnight parking right next door (free between 17:00 and 09:00 (except on Friday nights, when it isn't free until later at night); metered 2-hour max parking from 09:00 to 17:00). Very useful if you have a rental car to drop off the next morning before flying out.
hughchina Dorset House is on the highest level of backpacker accommodation and is only let down by a distant and minimally available approach to service. The desk closes at 6.00 pm and no-one is available even by telephone from then until the next day. What happens in some domestic emergency? This is not a good policy from a safety point of view. The building's quality and history attracts older tourists who, like myself, are liable to health problems so this ought to be revised.
39 MEADOW STREET, PAPANUIGreat 80%
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