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Reviews of KIWI basecamp

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

67.8% Overall Rating

133 out of 158 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/05/2015)

"Free breakfast in the morning-fresh bread and spreads Nice atmosphere, a few rooms to hang about and meet people"

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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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Group of 15 or more traveling to Christchurch?

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67.8%

Overall Rating

133 out of 158 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'KIWI basecamp'

Atmosphere
67.2%
Location
69.6%
Facilities
67.2%
Cleanliness
56.0%
Staff
72.0%
Value
64.0%
Safety
78.4%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Byungdoo Noh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2015 Byungdoo would recommend this property

Liked: good location, nice service

Disliked: group traveler are noisy.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast in the morning-fresh bread and spreads Nice atmosphere, a few rooms to hang about and meet people

Disliked: Nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Minna Birch

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2015 Minna would recommend this property

Liked: Two kitchens so plenty of space to cook. Really nice outdoor/garden area for having drinks/eating/playing board games or giant jenga etc. Plenty of spices/seasoning on offer to jazz up a plain meal. The people there long term made the place feel really homely.

Disliked: Reception didn't advise of anything on offer/to do in Christchurch and didn't advise she was happy to help- didn't seem like she wanted to. Also didn't advise about anything to do with check out. We stayed for 3 nights and had different people in the dorm each night and not once was the duvet cover washed- only the sheets and pillow case- tad unhygienic!

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

jun wei gary yau

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2015

Liked: cheap

Disliked: old and not so clean

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, it's small and cosy, close to a nice lunch bar, very clean and quiet

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff very very frendly and helperful, location is good,.

Disliked: There is no free WiFi

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

steven robertson

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 February 2015

Liked: Free freshly baked bread (although not available until later than most backpackers would have their breakfast).

Disliked: Very noisy - even the person at reception after hours (pretty late - after lights out) was very noisy when letting a guest in.

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

adam kesterton

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

01 February 2015 adam would recommend this property

Liked: two kitchens is useful. and big comunal areas

Disliked: not enough toilets

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

21 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked it here! As promised they serve self baked bread every morning. Furthermore they provide towels. It's really useful, if you have to pack your bag and don't want to stuff your own wet towel in it. The hostel staff is like a little family.

Disliked: The beds are a bit squeaky and some of the lockers underneath the bed are damaged.

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.