Around The World Backpackers

314 Barbadoes StreetChristchurch8011New Zealand
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About Around The World Backpackers

Around The World Backpackers is a relaxing, small hostel in a convenient district of Christchurch, less than one mile from the city centre.

Accommodation is in four-bedroom dormitories or private rooms. Free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities, and Sky TV are among the typical inclusions. Bathroom facilities are shared with other guests.

There are communal TV and computer areas, in addition to a relaxing garden with hammocks. BBQ, DVDs, parking, and storage are among the free-to-use services. Charges apply in respect of laundry and printing.

Communal kitchen use is provided free. Piko Wholefoods grocery store is approximately a four-minute walk away. Nearby Beat Street Cafe is known for great coffee, breakfast and brunch. It is a 15-minute walk to vegetarian dining at The Lotus-Heart, and less than two miles to BBQ Rib Runner.

Jet boat rides on the Waimakariri River, high-wire obstacle courses in Adrenalin Forest, and horse trekking, are among the tourist activities that can be arranged via Around The World Backpackers.


314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)3654363 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Staff is friendly and quiet

The consensus among guests is that the people who work here are terrific. They are extremely friendly and helpful, but, at the same time, they are quiet and unobtrusive.

The secret garden

The garden is just the place in which to hide, hang out and relax; either alone or in the company of fellow guests. Those who are able to grab a hammock have achieved the ultimate goal. Life, for them, does not get much better than this.

Everything works

The Wi-Fi works fine, so does the bedroom TV. There are no reported problems with the free telephone call arrangement, and the free computer space works like a dream.

Negative Reviews

Cleaning and sleeping issues

There are some cleanliness issues that are reported and these are primarily in the communal bathroom and toilet areas. In the bedrooms and dormitories, mattresses are quite hard and uncomfortable and need to be replaced with something of a higher quality.

A small audience and a full house

They say that there is a 36 person capacity here but, if that is the case, the communal lounge and outside spaces appear to be woefully incapable of accommodating them. What, guests wonder, would happen in the event of a full house with all the guests turning up in the TV lounge area. With size and space in mind, guests then point to the small parking area and offer similar concerns.

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