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About this listing

At Mattpackers we have people from all over the world stay and work in chch on working holiday visas long term , we accommodate 10 people, this is not a backpackers/hostel, you get a pool, spa, pool table, darts & more, more info

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: 9AM - 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Shared room


Extra people: £11 / night after the first guest
Weekend Price: £13 / night
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The space

This i s a sheared space with other guests, more of the people staying are long term travelers that are here in chch on working holiday visas, we have a max of 10 people staying at any one time, come and be apart of the Mattpackers family, There are 2 dorm rooms 1 with 6 beds and 1 with 4 you will be placed in the bed that is available at the time of booking.

Guest access

you have access to the spa pool, pool, bbq, pool table and back yard but not the main house

Interaction with guests

if you are looking at traveling around i can help out with the best places to stay and to go to

The neighbourhood

Mattpackers is a 10 min drive to the center of town, 10 min drive to the beach, 5 min walk to the East Gate Mall where there is a food court, KFC, McDs, Burger King, Supermarket, Warehouse, Library and heaps of shops, we are a 20 min drive from the airport

Getting around

The bus stop is a short walk away at the mall, Taxi and we have Bikes available for $10 per week to get around town or to work on.

Other things to note

at Mattpackers we are a drug free home we have zero tolerance for drugs and you will be asked to leave immediately with no refund

We have limited internet data available to use. Its for checking Emails or .
But if you want to upload or download like Facetime, , youtube or similar please use the library or mcdonalds with their free wifi. The Mall is just a 5 min walk from the house.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 9AM - 4PM

Welcome to Mattpackers, at Mattpackers we have a few rules to follow so everything runs smoothly so please read them carefully.
1 - we are a drug free home and have zero tolerance to drugs.
2 - if you make a mess you must clean it up.
3 - cooking, you are welcome to use the kitchen and everything in it but we have a system that works which is, cook your food, wash, dry and put all pots, pans etc away, clean the work surface and cook top for the next person to use straight away and then go eat your meal this way someone else can cook straight after you and they will do the same for the next person.
4 - smoking is outside near the pool table, smoke buts go in the ash tray
5 - please use the recycling bins correctly and crush all plastic bottles.
6 - keep your belongings in the bins provided for your bed.
7 - you bed has a number, this number gives you a shelf in the fridge, food shelf and 2 bins under your bed for your cloths.
8 - the wifi is a gift and not part of the board price, surfing the net, are fine but no downloading, , youtube, vibor or watsap calls, basically no hi data usage as we have a cap on the internet per day.
9 - lights out at 10.30 during the week as others have work early in the morning, Friday and Saturday nights are fine as long as its well behaved and not to noisy as we are in a residential area.
10 - we have bikes available for hire for $10 per week and you get a helmet and bike lock. (you must were a helmet in NZ or you will get a fine)



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

11 Reviews

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Seb User Profile
May 2017
Fanni was a really good host and most of all, very helpful! I'll be back in Christchurch soon and I'll stay there for sure ;)

Fulya User Profile
April 2017
It's a perfect place to stay for solo travelers! It's walking distance to city center and quite place to live. Friendly environment, full of helpful people, really appreciate.

Steffen User Profile
January 2017
Matt provided a very good accommodation and was also a helping hand for us if we needed anything. He seems to be experienced in hosting guests and we enjoyed talking to him. Thumbs up :)

Chris User Profile
January 2017
I had a great start to the new year while staying at Matt's! Great location for traveling to the beach, going for a hike, or heading downtown! The space is great for cooking/BBQ, hopping in the pool and hot tub. Matt and the fam are very friendly and loads of fun. If I can, I'd definitely stay here again!

Tony User Profile
November 2016
Mattpackers is really nice play and in a very quiet neighborhood. Clean room in a nice house, with all you need. We stayed 2 nights and was greats. Matt and Steve are really cool and welcoming.

Daniel User Profile
November 2016
I guess it was the best we could get as first place where we stayed in NZ. They got all what you need, maybe more. Comfortable beds, kitchens with all equipment, washing mashine, clean bathrooms... And Matt is really kind guy, he gave us a lot of advices about everything we asked. Plus funny thought houskeeper Steve. Just simply the best.

Lisa User Profile
September 2016
Friendly people!

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Christchurch, New Zealand · Joined in December 2015
Matt User Profile

Hi im Matt and i have 4 buisnesses that i run here in christchurch one of which is Mattpackers long term Accommodation. Together with my partner Fanni and our wonderful staff Hamish, Lela and Stev we have a very unique soulution for people on working holiday visas working here in chch so most of the people staying are here for 2-3 months. we do take shorter stays so if you are looking for accommodation that has a realy family feel to it then look no further you can also check us out on F B - Mattpackers to see what we get up to, we look forward to meeting you and having you stay here at Mattpackers, thanks Matt

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