We love Chez la Mer and I know you will too.
Don’t take our word for it though,
here are some recent comments from our guest book…
And you are welcome to add comments here, enjoy !!
Really, really nice hostel - great location and it feels a lot more personal than any other hostel I've stayed in.
- Stephen & Richard. (England & NZ)
By far the nicest place I've stayed in!
- Eirlan. (Bermuda)
I am so happy I came out to Akaroa again. This hostel was an oasis for my last days in NZ. Thankxx!
- Nicole. (Germany)
A very nice place - friendly and homely, we enjoyed it a lot!
- Leeron & Noa Israel. (Israel)
Cool hostel, enthusiastic owners. Cheers for lending us the fishing gear. Had a very chilled out couple of days.
- Graeme & Pete. (UK)
Tres jolie! Finally good beds in NZ, and I've already almost forgotten what real coffee tastes like. A very nice treat!
- Bettina. (Germany)
This place really feels like home - cosy, homly, friendly and wonderful staff. Absolutely one of the best! All the small things like maps, information, free herbs, bed bottles and bikes make it even better! Well done, Roy and Sarah.
- Sofie & Jon. (Sweden)
Way cool. Very relaxing. Clean, tidy, warm, relaxed, good internet access, good hot water and nice plump pillow. Thanks for everything!
- Helen. (Australia)
Thanks for such a great place for our holiday. We didn't feel like going home! Chez la Mer is the only place we stayed for two nights!! Well done!
- Tam & Dean. (Malaysia)
Gorgeous place to stay. Lovely hosts, warm atmosphere and great location. Thanks for everything!!
- David & Andrea. (Hamilton, NZ)
Two months into my travel and this place is unarguably the best hostel I have stayed in! Thank you all at Chez la Mer!
- Dave. (Ireland)
We loved our stay! From the moment we walked into the hostel, we were wowed by the generosity of the people, and the double room was amazing! You guys rule! Daniel loves the gardens!
- Daniel & Annie. (Brazil & Taiwan)
The best compliment I can put down is... every morning I woke, I thought I was in my own bed at home!
- Paul. (UK)
We spent really nice three days here. Thank you for the really nice and cozy place to stay!
- Kristina. (Germany)
Superbe! Very peaceful place to spend days in Akaroa. Will come back with friends!!! Merci encore!
- Emmanuel. (France)
What a wonderfully homely and welcoming place - you do yourselves proud! I could spend a lifetime. Thanks you very much!!!
- Hannah. (UK)
Charmy place, I love the bedrooms!
- Jan. (Germany)
There are some places that call me back. This is one of them!!!
- Trevor. (New Zealand)
Great people, great place, great times, great memories - see you again!
- Sam & Dave. (England)
We're feel very good and relaxed when we were here. We love here, we would like to stay here more and more but we have to go. Anyway, if we have a chance to come and visit, we're sure to prefer Chez la Mer. Thanks Sarah!
- Thitaporn & Phakdeesorn. (Thailand)
A real home from home. We love it here. Thanks very much. It is the best place we've stayed for 6 months!! Will definately recommend it to others!
- Sarah & Anthony. (UK)
Enchanting! Peaceful and relaxing. Thank you!
- Shona & Sandy. (Scotland)
What a great place to stay! the garden is like paradise! We really enjoyed our stay and the sunny weather although it was only for one night! Thanks!
- Miriam & Christine. (Germany)
Great place and people! Many thanks for the hospitality. One of the best hostels in NZ and I've seen a lot!! Cheers!
- Florian. (Netherlands)
What a magical place! So much warmth and love, especially in the garden! Sarah & Roy keep it up. You make a lot of people happy and cosy.
- Jonathon. (Australia)
My first backpackers, hope they are all like this - awesome and comfy!
Erynn. (New Zealand)