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Bon Accord Backpackers

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Front of property
Standard Twin Room
Double Cabin
Standard Double Room
Standard Twin Room

Overview of Bon Accord Backpackers

Bon Accord Backpackers

2.0 star property
No-frills Akaroa hostel with 3 restaurants

8 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, 7542

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 85 min drive


  • The little bistro - 2 min walk
  • Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar - 2 min walk
  • HarBar Beach - 3 min walk
  • Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar - 8 min walk
  • The Akaroa Fish & Chips Shop - 8 min walk

About this property

Bon Accord Backpackers

Bon Accord Backpackers is a great choice for a stay in Akaroa. For a bite to eat, guests can check out The Bach, one of 3 restaurants, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the location.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Bach - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Sweet As - This café specializes in French cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.
Akaroa Fish & Chips - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Fees & policies


This property accepts cash.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Bon Accord Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bon Accord Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Bon Accord Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bon Accord Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bon Accord Backpackers?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Bon Accord Backpackers and nearby?
Bon Accord Backpackers has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bon Accord Backpackers?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include HarBar Beach (3-min walk), Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar (8-min walk), and The Akaroa Fish & Chips Shop (8-min walk).
What's the area around Bon Accord Backpackers like?
Bon Accord Backpackers is a short 11-minute walk from Akaroa Wharf and 3 minutes' walk from St Patrick's Catholic Church. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Close to Shops & Restaurants
I had a room in the house which was clean, comfortable and warm.
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

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]
Mike, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean establishment, comfy beds, great location. Shower only disappointing aspect, shower head needs attention.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Ellinore, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Never again
Hotelli ei löytänyt maksamaani huonetta. Käskivät vain ottaa yhteyttä asiakaspalveluun. En voi soittaa ulkomailta Suomeen joten laitoin sähköpostia. Asenne oli töykeä. Sain kuitenkin huoneeni. Sängyssä oli vielä edellisen asukkaan petivaatteet. Jouduin viemään likaiset lakanat pesulaan ja itse petaamaan sänkyni haettuani respasta puhtaat lakanat. Myöhemmin toinen työntekijä etsi kanssani varausta ja lopulta löysimme sen Expedian sivuilta. Harmi että aikaa kului kauan ja iltani oli pilalla. Wifi ei toiminut aamulla ollenkaan. Täytyi odottaa että respa aukeaa klo 9 ja he käynnistävät ”modeemin” uudelleen. Lisäksi porukka biletti ulkopuolella kuunnellen musiilkia ja juoden alkoholia pitkälle yöhön.
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Bien situé
´Un backpacker sans plus Petite chambre dans bungalow
1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review