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Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

This place was horrible! The sheets were so dirty and stained I had to sleep fully clothed and put multiple t-shirts over the pillows. The bathrooms were disgusting, there is no way I would have showered here. It is not close to the airport, I don't have anything positive to say.

1Thank LeanneEllen
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Do not stay at this place I arrived after midnight after flying in. Was told they were close to aiport NO WAY cost me $30 taxi to get there, then was told by an asian person who could barely speak english that they did not have dorm rooms and I had to pay $60 for a room. What a scam...

2Thank Jay M
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2012

I had made a booking with this hostel for a twin room. A woman with an asian accent took my credit card details to hold the reservation over the phone. She also spoke to my friend with whom I was sharing the room and took her contact details. When I showed up, the receptionist claimed there were no records or...

2Thank PissedOff580
Reviewed 12 April 2012

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Thank Amy B
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2012

the worst service, showers and bathrooms dirty with mold. The management looks like they never shower. They have dogs that bark constantly and you can smell dog poop all the time. The office is never attended, and the internet was pretty slow. They charge for toilet paper!! This is the worst I have ever seen. I would stay away and...

Thank Bryan B
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2012

I found this hostel on lastminute.com as we had an unexpected stopover in Christchurch for one night and upon arrival I wished I had chosen somewhere else. The man who served us seemed like he was trying to sell us the most expensive room by telling us there was no other room available. We ended up booking a triple room...

1Thank Mitch K
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Before you stay there consider - sleeping in your car - on the floor in the airport - in a park - staying up all night We have been to all kinds of hostels all over the world, also in Asia where you might expect a lower standard but we have never seen anything like this. We started unpacking into...

2Thank M L
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Everything others have said is true! Dirty, unsafe, & officially the worst place ever! Stayed for 5 mins & left feeling unclean & robbed. This place could duo as a recycling facility, it has all the main characteristics

1Thank Foo134
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2011

We arrived at night and we checked in allright. She told us that they had clean sheets on the bed, however when we got into this ugly, smelly, dirty little room we found white spots on the sheet of one of the beads and the other bed was dirty. It was disgusting, but it was the only place at 2am....

1Thank Havard T
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2011

I would not be payed to stay there, never lone pay to stay there. I'd rather sleep in the park across the road, it would be safer and more comfortabe. It looks like a Chinese brothel.. Well, that might be too nice, a personal dump. Don't get me wrong, I'm not fussy or a hostel snob.. We ended up paying...

1Thank Lalalalalala76

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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: $63 - $86 (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
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 of 5 bubbles JayM827, 4 Sep 2012 | Read review
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