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8 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationAkaroa Wharf11 min walk
Popular LocationLyttelton Harbour65 min drive
Popular LocationSumner Beach74 min drive
AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)95 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 12 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsStandard Twin Room
  • Double Cabin

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Cabin
  • Twin Cabin

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsTwin Cabin
  • 6 Bed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More details6 Bed Dorm

About this area

Akaroa Harbour

Located in Akaroa, Bon Accord Backpackers is near the beach. Artisans Gallery and Akaroa Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Akaroa Wharf and St Patrick's Catholic Church.

Visit our Akaroa Harbour travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Akaroa Wharf - 11 min walk
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 65 min drive
  • Christchurch Gondola - 67 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 74 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 74 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 95 min drive


  • The Bach — 1 min walk
  • Sweet As — 1 min walk

About this property

Bon Accord Backpackers

Hostel with 3 restaurants, near Akaroa Wharf
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.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants

Things to do

  • Bike hire

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



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 only accepts cash for all bookings and on-site payments.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bon Accord Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Bon Accord Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bon Accord Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Bon Accord Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Bon Accord Backpackers?
Check-in begins at 2 PM.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Artisans Gallery and Akaroa Wharf. Akaroa Museum and St Patrick's Catholic Church are also within 5 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Bon Accord Backpackers

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


Close to Shops & Restaurants

I had a room in the house which was clean, comfortable and warm.

Pros: Locality

Cons: Tea towels and washing sponges/cloths need to be changed at least on a daily basis, or twice a day when a number of people are in residence.

Location: Location is ideal; A restaurant is next door with indoor and outdoor dining in a beautiful setting, close to tourist information and shops.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2018


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]

Pros: handy location

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


  • 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


  • 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