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Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you come to Christchurch, this is the place to be. If coming to New Zealand, this hostel provides the comfort and tranquility to get a first impression of the country. If leaving, this is a great place for relaxing and planning your further trips! When I stayed at the basecamp, both staff and guests were very friendly and helpful....

Thank MoritzUnterwegs
Olten, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located near a busy restaurant and bar street, this hostel has spacious dorms with comfy beds (each with e-socket, but no lamp). There are enough bathrooms and showers (both clean) and two kitchens. The living area was great too and good to socialise. Security was good with padlocks and wifi was fast, stable and free. Had a great stay.

Thank Dryanta
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night in a room single occupancy. Exceptionally clean and well renovated quaint hostel. Wonderful hot powerful shower! The staff are all friendly and security is good. There is a nice little courtyard at the back to relax in or plan future travels and the hostel honestly has the strongest, fastest (free!) wifi I came across in the...

Thank Joy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owners have recently refurbished the place and reopened again about 10 months ago so the whole place was clean and modern looking. There were plugs by every bed(!) and the showers were amazing! When I stayed I found everyone to be really friendly and welcoming, and the owner even introduced himself to me and ended up giving me a...

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I've had a really great stay here. The rooms and facilities are clean. It's a social hostel, where it's easy to meet new people. It has also a good location, as bus stops are really close and you can get everywhere.

Thank Alena G
KIWIbasecamp, Manager at KIWI basecamp, responded to this review

Hi There, We are glad you had a great stay with us and enjoyed all the facilities that we have to offer, our location is pretty perfect for getting around and going out and enjoying Christchurch, Come see us next time your in town, Kind regards, Laura, Lisa and Harley

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night with a friend in a 6 bed mix dorm. The hostel itself very clean. Great location, cheap and cheerful. The room however was so small could hardly move in it, then when theres another five people in the room with you and six peoples luggage, you can hardly breathe let alone move. Probably wouldn't stay here...

Thank Terri1990
KIWIbasecamp, Manager at KIWI basecamp, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for staying with us and we would love for you to come and see us again, the dorm is a little tight when so many people are there we are looking into that and this may become a four bed share, If you do come and stay we would like to put you up in a...

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my fiancé landed in Christchurch fresh from a year in Australia when we got to the hostel we was greeted by a German fella who was very friendly and helpful. We was told what was what and places near by shops,banks,postoffice,dominos pizza (5 dollar pizza always a win)All of these are within a 20 min walk. Plus the...

1Thank Karl B
Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I have no complaints. It is actually a hostel for back packer so please do not expect anything from a 5 star hotel. It's a shared bathroom and it comes with a kitchen, so you can cook yourself if you would like to. No parking lot specially designated to the hostel, but you can park at the public parking lot...

Thank Jeremy C
KIWIbasecamp, Manager at KIWI basecamp, responded to this review

Hi There, We would like to thank you for staying with us, and that you enjoyed our awesome backpackers, although it is not a 5 star hotel we like to think that we provided a great service for those on a smaller budget, Hope to see you again, Kind regards, Laura

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights and would defiantly stay again. This hostel has a lot of workers in the local area but they are all on working holiday visas so are travellers at heart. Great facilities with brilliant reception staff who are very helpful. Looks very new and modern and the showers are the best I've ever had. It has...

Thank Vicky_212013
KIWIbasecamp, Manager at KIWI basecamp, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for staying with us, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. We have a great mix of people staying with us and love the love that we have lots of really cool areas to hangout in. The showers are amazing and nothing nicer than jumping into one after a long trip, Come say hi next...

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Nice and clean, well and new equipped hostel with a lot of space to socialize, relax or just to do own stuff. A different fresh baked bread every morning for free, which was just delicious! I arrived with few patience, but the amazing sincere and considerate staff and owner made my stay great! You realize they don't just try to...

Thank Miri A
KIWIbasecamp, Manager at KIWI basecamp, responded to this review

Hi There, We are super happy you enjoyed your stay with us and loved our freshly baked bread in the mornings. We love the relaxed vibe that we have going on in different areas of the backpackers. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels and come back to see us soon. Chris, Laura and the Kiwi Basecamp...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 1,398 - ₹ 3,568 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — KIWI basecamp 2*
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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