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Reviews of KIWI basecamp

Hostel | 69 Bealey Avenue, City Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand 8013

71.1% Overall Rating

124 out of 147 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/05/2014)

"Chris the owner was fantastic and very helpful. The wifi was good quality. The lounge was warm and cosy. The free bread was great."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Earthquake update: KIWI basecamp survived the Feb 22 earthquake without any major damage. Most importantly, all our guests survived unharmed. As from 07/03/2011 we are fully operational and are looking forward welcoming our new guests

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71.1%

Overall Rating

124 out of 147 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'KIWI basecamp'

Atmosphere
70.4%
Location
75.2%
Facilities
68.0%
Cleanliness
60.0%
Staff
78.4%
Value
69.6%
Safety
76.0%
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60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There was breakfast and one time also soup. Very nice

Disliked: It was way to expensive

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 May 2014

Liked: Chris the owner was fantastic and very helpful. The wifi was good quality. The lounge was warm and cosy. The free bread was great.

Disliked: The cold shower. The dirty kitchen. The very loud drunks who seemed to live at the hostel. The reaaaaaaally squeaky beds. The receptionist seemed very new and couldn't help with the internet connection on the computers and seemed a bit confused about a couple of other questions people had too.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: zu fuß ist innenstadt und bibliothek erreichbar, wo es kostenfreies wifi gibt.

Disliked: personal schnoddrig, frühstück zu knapp bemessen, kein kostenfreies wifi, abends sehr laut

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Saskia Gunning

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 April 2014 Saskia would recommend this property

Liked: Fresh Bread by free breakfast

Disliked: Room was not very clean and ceiling was wet. Whole Day nois from the road, they are making a new road there. Hostel can't help it.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kim Hildebrand

Alone

City break

14 March 2014 Kim would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and facilities.

Disliked: Nil

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

08 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient to town centre

Disliked: The cleanliness left much to be desired, especially the bathroom and toilets. The shower drain was blocked and water flowed over the floor.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

03 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They made it easy to get where you needed to go.

Disliked: It looked a little old and run down. Also, not many toilets for the size of the place...

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2014

Liked: nothing

Disliked: worst hostel I've ever stayed in and I've been all over the world. Toilets and showers were gross, toilet had no toilet paper and no one at reception to notify to get more. Lockers in room to keep valuables safe, two of them were broken. The beds were the worst, no safety bar on top bunk and beds so unstable the whole bed moved every time you roll over. Not safe at all, would not recommend

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Okay hostel. They have security lockers in the rooms.

Disliked: The beds are a little shaky, especially when you got the top one.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

JOANNE DUNCANSON

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2013

Liked: Fun place to stay , good common area

Disliked: Rude and unhelpful staff, very dirty

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

James Bell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 December 2013 James would recommend this property

Liked: Fresh homemade bread for breakfast, helpful staff, comfy bed. Handy to route 29 for airport - seriously, don't use a shuttle, just ask for Orchard Road (next to airport) or the fare more than doubles - airport rip-off which can be avoided, but which no one will tell you about.

Disliked: TV room was a bit pointless - couldn't find it at first, and couldn't get it to work. Hostel floor layout would be good, and instructions/remote/batteries would be good. Window wouldn't close. Location a bit out of the centre, but that might be a good thing and probably unavoidable.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

weiting shao

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

10 December 2013 weiting would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Good

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Hanna Groß

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

10 October 2013 Hanna would recommend this property

Liked: The People were friendly and very helpful. The offer for the free shuttle of the hostel was perfect!

Disliked: Hanna left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Tracey Cox

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 October 2013 Tracey would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms, though we ha to swap to get a decent bed as the first one was very soft. Nice kitchens and communal areas. Helpful staff. Radiator in the room

Disliked: Not quite enough showers and toilets and they were not so clean after so many people had used them - it was completely full when we stayed though. Paid wifi - though it is the exception to get it for free in NZ. One summer quilt on the bed, it was freezing in the middle of the night and there were no spare covers

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kate Osborne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2013 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: I only stayed one night so can't really comment on atmosphere or location but the beds were really comfy, great fresh bread for breakfast, really clean and friendly, helpful staff.

Disliked: Kate left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Trudi Anderson

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 July 2013 Trudi would recommend this property

Liked: toilets are separate to the showers etc. all night check in. very quiet area. easy to get to airport.

Disliked: no frills -- what you see is what you get.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

03 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, tv room, separate dining/ reading room.

Disliked: Bathrooms were clean but could do with a renovation.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Ana Carvalho

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 June 2013 Ana would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, nice free breakfast and cosy common room

Disliked: Not very clean

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 May 2013

Liked: Reception staff were friendly. The free bread was great. Not a party hostel, which was good. IT was possible to get a good night's sleep!

Disliked: Sheets obviously hadn't been washed. Bit gross! Also, prospective backpackers should note that the 'free shuttle' from the aiport only operates at certain times (not after 5 'O clock.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 April 2013

Liked: Breakfast.

Disliked: Main woman staff.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

victoria corchs

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway

15 April 2013 victoria would recommend this property

Liked: el pan casero que preparan de maniana es muy bueno, la ubicacion, la amabilidad del personal

Disliked: no tenia lockers, era ruidoso de noche porque se escuchaban los crujidos del edificio y la gente llegaba a altas horas

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were super helpful and lovely, and the freshly baked bread for breakfast rocked!

Disliked: Paying for internet $4 an hour!!!! I had my own netbook but no free wifi! The mattresses on the beds were 'wirey' and could do with replacing. Everything else was pretty standard.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy to find on the main avenue. Friendly staff on the front desk. Upstairs kitchen was good if you were on the second floor. Rooms a bit on the small side but clean and had friendly roommates.

Disliked: No double glazing windows which being on a main road I was surprised about. Mattress a bit on the thin side but it was fine for a night or two any longer I think it would be a bigger issue.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yan Hou

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2013 Yan would recommend this property

Liked: the facilities are good, house is pretty.

Disliked: Yan left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 February 2013

Liked: airport shuttle

Disliked: kitchen very small and very badly equipt room (double) table but no chair, no locker for mony no storage toilets and showers but no sink