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Orebro County, Sweden
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I am not a fussy person and fine with basic accommodation, amenities etc. but this place just is well.. horrible. My partner and I arrived late (1 am) straight from the airport and thankfully, had already planned to leave early the next day to continue our journey. We basically only needed a place to sleep a few hours but we...

Thank Helena S
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We had booked in there for 2 nights we didn't even stay 1. It was disguising and very smelly. My partner took my 3yo daughter to the toilet and it was covered in poo. Would NOT recommend it to anyone.

4Thank Mistalissa
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 November 2014

My girlfriend and I booked this place before reading any reviews (and safe to say we would not have booked here if we had) and although it was far from a great place to say, I didn't find it as bad as advertised. Firstly, we only booked this place as we were going to a wedding on at Langdale's Winery...

Thank kiwidrummond
Church Gresley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I needed a bed close to the airport as my flight landed at way past midnight. I was shown a room that looked like a second hand furniture shop. There was a toilet roll on the table, I was not shown where the toilets were. There 2 cups & saucers on the table, but no kettle. The pillow case left...

5Thank Dr Iain M H
Reviewed 11 February 2014

me and my mate were doing a bike tour around the south island. our standards werent particularly high, but this place was by far the worst we had stayed in. the rooms used to be old storage units and thats the way you get treated too. the owners just care about the money. the sheets had not been washed or...

10Thank matzekern
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Needed a place near airport due to very early flight. This was the only one we could find. But just don't do it. Room, kitchen & bathrooms unclean and smelly. No toilet paper. No towels to rent. No duvet. Avoid at all costs. Sleep in the airport instead.

2Thank Andrew W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2013

This is the worst place I have ever stayed. I can guarantee the sheets aren't cleaned after each visit and are covered in stains. The room stinks, the facilities are awful and we felt uncomfortable. The majority of the people there are living there full time. Its not a travelers backpackers.

1Thank gavmountford
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Disgusting smell in toilets and shower was swimming in water. Room linen was dubious and smelt of cat and noise was extreme. Would never stay again as we were very uncomfortable during our night there. The service when booking in is null and void. There was no directions to where the toilets were or the kitchen.

1Thank WilkinsonSE
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Service of this place was terrible, noise was awful and place was super dirty, looks like no attempts at cleaning any if the facilities. The receptionist was so unhelpful, it was like she didn't even want our service, she was unfriendly and just couldn't be bothered answering any of our questions. We have never come across such poor and disgusting...

1Thank Doree007
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Second night stay in New Zealand and second nights accommodation for 6 months traveling and by far the worst for them all. Last resort as we were late trying to find somewhere and this was our last option. When we arrived there was no-one there, so after a phone call we were giving a padlock code which opened a locker...

2Thank Jess W

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Additional Information about Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

Address: 130 Racecourse Road (between Epsom Road & Racecourse Road), Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $61 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Racecourse Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Please do not waste your money.”
 of 5 bubbles Mistalissa, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be the same, although getting one furthest from the communal bathroom area would likely be the best available.”
 of 5 bubbles kiwidrummond, 21 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Pick another place. Seriously.”
 of 5 bubbles 320andreww, 18 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Don't ever go there!!!”
 of 5 bubbles blab101, 16 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Make sure you become very aware when travelling research as much as possible, there is always someone out there to RIP YOU OFF.”
 of 5 bubbles JayM827, 4 Sep 2012 | Read review
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