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Reviewed 3 May 2016

The hostel itself is quite nice, clean, friendly staff, big kitchen. But the location isn't great and someone stole my humus!!! The kitchens are cleaned on a thursday and I had labelled my humus tub with my name and room number using the labels they provide. I packed up early in the morning to find someone had taken my tub...

Thank mercychaplin
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Arrived late but had a code and key organized by the helpful staff. The hosts allowed us to have a third person in a twin room which brought the cost down even further, but really was quite a squish. The kitchen area was clean and well organized but the fridges so jammed with food nothing else would fit in. Small...

Thank miloman1
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Yes it is not the beautifullyst, breath taking and amazing location you will have in other hostels but there is a big but. The Kiwi House is clean and cheap (and close to the city). In the kitchen you will find everything you need. The not all the bathrooms have windows but everyone is clean and new and the air...

Thank Eva Z
Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I booked this because of reviews I'd read. The hostel itself is lovely! Amazingly clean with good kitchen and facilities. However, the signage everywhere and the numerous long term residents mean the rooms are untidy and a bit smelly and it didn't feel very welcoming. A shame, when it's so nice

Thank jmm73
Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Nice and clean hostel with really friendly staff the prices are pretty cheap and its pretty quiet with no late night partying the bunk beds quite comforable and dont make sounds everytime you move which is a massive plus would recommend this to any pack packers going through Christchurch

Thank RobDog33
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Everything began when I tried booking via phone. The Indian woman I talked to (Shari or Shiora or Shoria or something like that) just kept on inventing reasons why I can't book a room even though they had vacant rooms. It became rapidly clear that she was totally unfit for the job, she was incredibly rude and unhelpful and she...

Thank Touristinator
Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Giving this a high ranking because it perfectly fits the role of a budget hostel, with a few nice extras. Its warm, clean enough, with good hot showers and plenty of kitchen space. This place seems to mainly house seasonal workers, so dont expect every room to be super tidy. It also DOES indeed have free wifi, which is never...

Thank Sera N
Castelo Branco, Portugal
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff and hostel with all amnenties, kitchen full equiped and a lot of fridges and stoves... You can choose between shared, single or double rooms, excellent price! Just a couple of steps from the city centre... The cheaper acomodation in Christchurch...!

Thank Nuno B
Quathiaski Cove, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I have stayed numerous times here, at low rates, but always stayed in the larger of the two buildings, 'Big Kiwi House', which is more the 'party' house of their two buildings. Their 'Small Kiwi House' is where I stayed this May, for the first time, and found it mostly full of travellers who were working in Christchurch, mostly on...

Thank alpinewriting
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

Kiwi House is a cool hostel. Our room was not to big and I would say I missed some lockers in there. Also, I think free WiFi should be a must everywhere nowadays. For the rest, the place is very clean, toilets, kitchen, they really take care of that, and they even provide free hair driers which I really appreciate....

Thank Eviña T

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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We provide unique accommodation for travelers in New Zealand.You can stay for one night, a few weeks or even a few months. Our rates are more like those when flatting (weekly rates are available). If you are new to Christchurch/looking for a job in Christchurch/studying in Christchurch, then Kiwi House will be an ideal place to stay. Easy to move in, easy to move out ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kiwi House

Address: 373 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $25 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 74
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“Small Kiwi House is generally quiet, and you can get private rooms at rock bottom rates at Kiwi House, especially for a week or more stay.”
 of 5 bubbles alpinewriting, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you are a couple, or two/three friends tired of camping or dorm, there is double room very cheap at the small kiwi house. And Small Kiwi House is brand new!”
 of 5 bubbles adrebecpage, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Rooms in the first floor, apparently seem to be better tan the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Osvaldoso, 4 May 2014 | Read review
“The 8 bed dorm was fine and the cheapest option. Push for a deal on a double room it worked for us!”
 of 5 bubbles hannahm272, 28 May 2013 | Read review
“Not rooms 1, 2, 3 or 4! (close to bathrooms, doors closing)”
 of 5 bubbles SallyBurgess, 26 May 2013 | Read review
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