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Bon Accord Backpackers

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Housekeeping
57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, 7542

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAkaroa Museum1 min walk
  • Popular LocationAkaroa Wharf11 min walk
  • Popular LocationAkaroa Lighthouse18 min walk
  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)85 min drive

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About this area


Located in Akaroa, Bon Accord Backpackers is near the beach. Giant's House and Akaroa Lighthouse are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Wainui Banks Peninsula and Le Bons Bay Beach.

What's nearby

  • Artisans Gallery - 1 min walk
  • Akaroa Museum - 1 min walk
  • St Patrick's Catholic Church - 3 min walk
  • Akaroa Wharf - 11 min walk
  • Akaroa Lighthouse - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 85 min drive


  • The Bach — 1 min walk
  • Sweet As — 1 min walk
  • The little bistro - 2 min walk
  • Ma Maison - 2 min walk
  • HarBar Beach - 3 min walk

About this property

Bon Accord Backpackers

Hostel in Akaroa with 3 restaurants
Along with 3 restaurants, this smoke-free hostel has tour/ticket assistance and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecues and a picnic area. This hostel has 8 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.
Bon Accord Backpackers offers 8 forms of accommodation. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants

Things to do

  • Bike rentals

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

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Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 6 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts cash

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Bon Accord Backpackers Hostel Akaroa
Bon Accord Backpackers Hostel
Bon Accord Backpackers Akaroa
Bon Accord Backpackers Akaroa
Bon Accord Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Bon Accord Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Akaroa

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 0 out of 8 reviews
5 - Excellent 0%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 8 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 8 reviews
3 - Okay 50%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 8 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 8 reviews
1 - Terrible 13%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Close to Shops & Restaurants
I had a room in the house which was clean, comfortable and warm.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2018

3/5 Okay

Central and adequate
Good handy location. Backpackers describes it - cost a bit higher probably due Akaroa being small but popular, so few options. 'free parking' means there is free on-street parking nearby [not off street parking]. Payment is by cash only [a BNZ ATM fairly handy]
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Clean establishment, comfy beds, great location. Shower only disappointing aspect, shower head needs attention.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
You get what you pay for!
This place is right in the centre of 'town' so within easy reach of everything. We weren't expecting much due to what we paid, but there are a few points worth mentioning I think for people to be aware of.... 1. The accommodation advertises 'free parking' but this is actually just on the street, if you can find a spot. We had to park in a 1 hour only spot initially and then move the car just round the corner. 2. We had a double room with a shared bathroom. There's only one shower room and a separate toilet in the main house-the others are outside. We had to queue to use the toilet. The shower was so revolting looking that we didn't bother having a shower. We were only staying one night but this would have been an issue had we been staying longer. 3. The accommodation also advertises 'free wifi' but this is actually limited to 500mb which isn't much when you're using it for browsing further accommodation, trips, etc. We didn't have any left the following morning. 4. Our bedroom was on the ground floor right next to the front garden. Our window was jammed open and we were kept awake late in the evening by people sat talking and smoking on sofas right next to our window, and were woken up about 7am by people out there having breakfast talking loudly. 5. The beds were very poor quality-really soft and lumpy- with bed linen that had definitely seen better days. Really faded and with some holes in.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2018

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Klein en gezellig hostel, 1 badkamer en toilet in het hoofdgebouw. Bij aankomst een medewerker gevraagd of ik kon inchecken. Zij hield zich daar niet mee bezig en reageerde geërgerd dat ze een collega moest halen, omdat ze druk was met het tellen van geld van het naastgelegen restaurant. Niet bepaald professioneel. De bedden waren niet comfortabel voor je rug.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2018