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1. Posted by em78 (Full Member 8 posts) 11y

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i'm going to be starting my travels in christchurch, and was wondering if anyone has got any good hostel recommendations? i'll be arriving in christchurch after a 36 hour flight (it was the cheapest one out there), so want somewhere thats fairly quiet so that i can get over the jetlag, but also somewhere thats good for meeting people!

any good suggestions, then send them this way!!

2. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 11y

Hi there,

some girls told me that the "Frauenreisehaus- Womens Hostel' was really nice and quiet, but only girls can stay there. (I personally don't know what it is like).

I stayed in the New Exelcior Backpacker, which was really nice. Specially the poeple who run it are extremely helpful and friendly!!!

If you wanna have some quite time I would recommend you to take a single room anyway, although it still doesn't guarantee you, that there won't be any drunk/noisy people during the night (which can happen everywhere).

I'd say you should definitely go to Akaroa (the Peninsula) it's really beautiful and peaceful there!!

Have fun

3. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

What about earplugs???


4. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 11y

alright, didn't think of them...

haven't traveled for a while, so I'm a bit 'out of the routine'...

yes, earplugs is probaly a great idea!!! ;)

5. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

I stayed at Charlie B's Backpackers, found it really good, it was super cosy, good central location, and I slept really well...