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Robin Hood's Bay
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Not bad, not great either. Clean towels available at no extra charge- nice touch (you need to ask at reception for them). Kitchen's are ok, showers are clean, beds and mattresses are cheap. A number of the residents here are long term residents who work temporarily in CC, if you get chatting to them they are a nice bunch (along...

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Enfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 December 2013

The only reason I'm giving this hostel one star is because I can't give it zero or negative stars. The customer service and accommodations were horrendous. First of all, there were 3 of us and we were all supposed to be staying in the same room, however when we got there we discovered only 2 beds available as another customer...

2Thank Kia B
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

I had a private room. Only heating was from a small plug in radiator. Bedding was so cheap and generated so much static electricity, I could see it in the dark! Breakfast is what it is - but it is only instant tea or coffee & a few loaves if bread with jam & butter. The website claims to have...

1Thank journeyman29
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Nice place to stay when you travel alone, the staff is really friendly! They can help you for the transfers from & to the airport. Bedrooms are comfy. Shared bathrooms cleaned daily. This hostel is good value and breakfast is included (with home made bread!) The living room and patio are very nice too.

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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

The website is totally misleading. There is no free shuttle within the city between 8am to 8pm. It's an airport shuttle and costs 10pp. Other than that it was a great hostel. Very friendly staff. Great room with a REAL matress which is different from most other hostels in this range that only offer a crappy thin old matress. It...

Thank Tim P
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The hostel was ok, but could be so much better. The staff were friendly (and we appreciated the lift from the supermarket from their receptionist). The room was pretty bare with nothing but a bed and dodgy lock. The bed had been washed but had lint and hair in it - you know the sort of thing that is ok...

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Chumphon, Thailand
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Friendly and personable staff although so-so accommodating. This hostel advertises itself as offering a shuttle from the airport however read the fine print that they do not guarantee they will not come pick you up. They mean it too. I have no gripes about not being picked up from the airport but I was disappointed at the lack of helpfulness...

Thank ToddOwenWaldorf
Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I booked this hostel with mixed feelings, because of the mixed reviews, but got a positive surprise! I thought it was a really cozy place, situated in an old wooden house. It had a really nice lounge space, with two tables, big windows, woodedn floors, cushions, I felt it was really nice and cozy. Also nice space outside in the...

Thank Heike M
Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for one night. The beds are basic with only one measly thin pillow, but it was ok. The people staying there were nice, but the lounge is quite basic too (no tv). The kitchen I thought was adequate and I liked that they put a load of bread out early for the early risers! (Not fresh but...

Thank E B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2013

the room was really basic and the kitchen was quite dirty. overpriced hostel. The people staying here were nice. the room was advertised as a twin room but was a bunk. The kitchen need some upgrade. The lounge or seating area is nice to relax. would not stay here again.

Thank jon s

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Kiwi Basecamp, we are situated on Bealey Avenue not far from Hagley Park we are an easy 15/20 minute walk from the center of town. Kiwi Basecamp has a variety of room options from Dorms, shares, singles, doubles and Triple rooms, all bedding provided, we are a cosy hostel, we have hot showers, bathrooms, kitchens,sunny deck area and T.V lounge, we have a book exchange a variety of movies and games, The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the local area as well as New Zealand and are always here to help. We are located next to Victoria Street where you can relax in one of the many cafes and bars, You are a 15 minute walk from Merivale shopping center there you will find a variety of shops banks and a supermarket, we are about 15/20 mins from the center of town and close to bus stops also ... more   less 

Additional Information about KIWI basecamp

Address: 69 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $29 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Clean and good beds”
 of 5 bubbles Hoogie2015, 5 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Get a room on the second floor towards the Street. The back rooms are next to the bathroom, kitchen and loud backyard patio. Stay off the first floor if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles BluewaterGypsy, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the room with the broken ladders!”
 of 5 bubbles ej_18, 28 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles TomFT, 17 May 2014 | Read review
“Room 12 can be noisy”
 of 5 bubbles Jonescl34, 1 May 2014 | Read review
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