Chez la Mer Backpackers

50 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Akaroa

A Francophile diversion

A travel blog entry by pandora205


After our flight to Christchurch, we travelled to Akaroa, a harbour town which was briefly colonised by the French - but not for long. It has a distinctly French feel to it's architecture and street names but is a calming smart place to visit. We had Grabone vouchers for Black Cat's Harbour Nature Cruise and were fortunate to spot dolphins and …

Bank peninsula - akaroa

A travel blog entry by marietje

Ich bin nun in akaroa, einem französischen Örtchen auf der Bank peninsula nicht weit von Christchurch. Gestern abend sind wir hier angekommen. Morgens ging es von Blenheim los nach kaikoura. Dort machten wir mittags halt, bummelten durch das kleines Städtchen in dem wir im Sommer schon einmal waren, und fuhren dann weiter bis nach akaroa. Es war …

New Zealand in HDR

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis


*** Update vom 19.02.13 ***

Lake Brunner in HDR

*** Update vom 21.01.13 ***

Ich habe drei neue HDR-Bilder hochgeladen:
1. Hafen von Akaroa
2. Leuchtturm von Akaroa
3. Mein Arbeitsplatz - L'hotel

Nachdem ich Gino am vergangenen Freitagmorgen nach Christchurch an den Flughafen gefahren habe, ist …

Akaroa / L'hotel

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis


Hallo ihr lieben !!!

Es ist soweit: Die Zeit meiner Schreibpause im Reiseblog ist zu Ende, sodass ich euch in den verbleibenden Wochen mit weiteren Einträgen zu meinen Erlebnissen versorgen kann :D

Gestern (12.02.13) habe ich nach 7-wöchigem Dauereinsatz meine Position als Kitchenhand im "L'hotel" offiziell aufgegeben. Es ist …

Mährry Christmas in Kiwihausen

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis


Nach einer etwas längeren Schreibpause folgt noch ein kleiner Nachtrag zu einem doch etwas anderen Weihnachtserlebnis :-)

Das BBQ mit den Gästen des Hostels sowie der Familie der Manager war sehr schön. Es wurde eine großes Buffet mit allerlei selbst zubereiteten Gerichten aufgebaut - Fleischspieße, gegrillter Schinken, frischer Seelachs …

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This hostel, located on 50 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, is near Linton of Akaroa The Artists Garden, Akaroa Dolphins, Swim with Dolphins Akaroa, and Akaroa Harbour Cruises.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsChez la Mer Backpackers Akaroa

Reviewed by lisa.willan

Not very hospitable

Reviewed Apr 5, 2012
by (3 reviews) London , Canada Flag of Canada

For such a nice accommodating town I found the service at this hostel to be secondary. There was a weekend manager and she was great and helped me out a lot but during the day in the week I found them to be pretty rude and always busy so they put you aside.

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Reviewed by bettytarle

Quaint, French, Friendly!

Reviewed Feb 9, 2012
by (45 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

Right on main street you can't get any more convenient. The staff is very friendly and the home, though not big, has more room outside in a beautiful garden setting. The owners are hands on and frequently on site. They have plenty of staff to take care of all guests requests.

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sweet place to stay for good price

Reviewed Jan 15, 2011
by (3 reviews) Ottawa , Canada Flag of Canada

really nice hostel- no locks on the doors but the whole area is basically enclosed. Really nice staff except for one American bitch. Otherwise, good atmosphere and really nice quarters for hanging out.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Chez la Mer Backpackers Akaroa

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent