Christchurch Backpackers NZ: Introducing The Flashpacker

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Christchurch is one of New Zealand's premier destinations, being the largest city on the South Island within a stone's throw range of sandy beaches, rugged coastlines, scenic hilltops and the famous Southern Alps mountain range. New Zealand is renowned for its scenic beauty, range of pristine environments and the plethora of outdoor activities that can be undertaken. This attracts many free independent travellers, backpackers and adventurer types who want to experience the natural component of New Zealand.

Traditionally, this market has stayed in backpacker which offers great value for money accommodation. However, some of Christchurch's newest backpackers are putting a mark in the ground and yelling to the hills "value for money doesn't mean cheap and budget accommodation". One of Christchurch's newest backpackers has challenged this traditional reign of thought and delivery by creating a new level of quality, service and amenities in the Christchurch backpacker accommodation market.

With prices that mirror what traditional backpackers offer, one can now expect a new level of quality, with a modern lodge that has all the comforts of home ... and more. Widescreen televisions, sky TV, free wireless internet, new beds and fittings, on demand hot water, multiple level lounges and ‘chill areas', private gardens, BBQ's ... the list goes on. From what the descriptions state, this has morphed the traditional backpacker to Christchurch's first truly Flashpacker operation. However, the traditional connotation and meaning of the word Flashpacker is now being challenged.

From an array of definitions, the meaning of the word Flashpacker denotes a traditional backpacker accommodation that attracts a more affluent type of traveller with many of the services expected in a motel, but still retaining the atmosphere and friendliness of the backpacker accommodation.

This is now being challenged and Wikipedia will be informed. Christchurch's newest backpacker accommodation, albeit termed a Flashpacker for now, does meet the definition one side. It does have all the facilities expected in an upmarket motel or hotel. However, this is where the similarity ends, as the price has not been affected.

All services and amenities are available at the same price being payed at the traditional backpackers. Therefore, the new definition would not state that is attracts a more affluent traveller or backpacker; but a smarter one. Why wouldn't you want to have all the benefits of a backpacker in Christchurch, plus the luxuries, and still pay the same price? Come on all you flash, back, bash, pash - packers. Whatever you are and style of travelling you intend to do, don't settle for anything. Search for a new breed of backpackers in Christchurch that does it all.

About The Author

Haka Lodge is Christchurch's newest backpacker accommodation which has raised the bar higher of what is expected of a budget accommodation provider. With all the character, friendliness and value for money of a traditional backpackers, but feature packed with high quality amenities and services including widescreen TV's, Sky, Free Wireless Internet and breakfast, as well as the choice of dorms, private double rooms and motel style units, Haka Lodge represents the next level of backpacker accommodation in Christchurch, New Zealand. For more information, visit www.hakalodge.co.nz

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