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Christchurch is the largest city on the south island of New Zealand. It is also the second-biggest city on all of New Zealand, after Auckland. There are a great number of hostels in Christchurch.
Christchurch is the main transportation hub of the southern island of New Zealand, served by bus, train, and air transport. Bus passes in New Zealand are generally one of the best and cheapest ways to get around.
Like in most bigger cities in New Zealand, there are plenty of Christchurch hostels to choose from and the value of the lodgings is usually very good. Expect to pay about NZ$20 and upwards for a dorm room.
Christchurch is sometimes referred to as the most British city in New Zealand. There is plenty of sightseeing to do, the most famous destinations including the Christchurch Cathedral (finished in early 20th century), the Botanic Gardens, and the wide selection of parks, art galleries, and museums. You can also try a Christchurch City Bike Tour or the Punting on the Avon (buy your tickets from the i-Site which is situated in the Cathedral Square). Update: The Christchurch Cathedral was damaged in the 2011 earthquake and is currently being replaced with a new cathedral.
Christchurch is also bustling with festivals, especially in the summertime. Check in ahead for details and possible ticket reservations. Also be sure to book your Christchurch hostel well in advance during the summer as they're more likely to fill up during that time.
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"New Excelsior Hotel is located conveniently in Christchurch. The staff at the reception are friendly. The rooms are clean but quite smelly. The common areas are clean and spacious for accommodating travelers. It is a decent hostel for its price but we wouldn't recommend this hostel if you want a hostel with a good bed and quiet place. This place is good for short term stays. The Location Although it is at a convenient place in...
Around The World Backpackers
"This place is great. I spent three months there and met some great people. The staff are great too." … "I met my first love/present partner here while doing my laundry. The staff and other guests rocked!" … "Around The World Backpackers is situated along busy Barbadoes street just outside the real city centre of lovely Christchurch. The extremely friendly owners Fraser and Janneke (Dutch heritage) go well out of the way to make...
The Old Countryhouse
"The Old Countryhouse is located in Christchurch, which is still recovering from a 2011 earthquake; it seems like many people skip visiting this area, however the city has done a lot of work so far and it's worth a stop. The Location Its location, outside the center of town, means a short bus ride from the bus exchange or a long walk. There's a bus stop just across the street and the bus drivers are generally super helpful when you're...
Dorset House Backpackers
"Dorset House Backpackers is located in a quiet, residential part of Christchurch, across the street from North Hagley Park. From the airport, it's easy to reach; the city bus from the airport stops only two and a half blocks away. From the bus station, it's harder -- you really need a taxi. There are six parking spaces behind the hostel. Rooms and Bathrooms We stayed in a private room, but the dorm room down the hall had non-bunked twin...
YHA Christchurch Rolleston House
"HI - Christchurch - YHA Rolleston House Hostel is an excellent base for exploring Christchurch -- most tours leave right outside at the museum next to the hostels. The Location Christchurch is located on the east coast of New Zealand. The hostel lies right next to the Botanical Garden and the Museum of Canterbury. It was closed after the earthquakes but reopened in December 2012 after repairs and earthquake strengthening. The shuttle...
"Kiwi Basecamp is a small hostel in the heart of Christchurch. It is located on a rather busy street in a two-story wooden building in an area that has lots of accommodation options. The Location The hostel is located just north of the city center. Coming from the airport, just take the City Flyer bus to Cathedral Square. From here, it is only a fifteen-minute-walk to get to the hostel. It is easy to find if you have a city map. They...
Avon City Backpackers
"Great value - We have stayed at Avon City Backpackers several times. The hosts are wonderful and happy to help with whatever you need. Good sized rooms, clean and well-kept facilities. We wouldn't stay anywhere else!" … "this is a really nice hostel with the loveliest hosts you can imagine. they help you with whatever problem you have, celebrating holidays with everyone and cleaning the facilities every day! there is no TV, which most...
"I stayed here between November 2002 and June 2003, and it's one of the best places I've ever stayed in. The House was full of wonderful, warm and friendly people, and the prices were very competitive. Noriko does everything she can to get involved with her residents, and even though I was 12,000 miles away from London I felt like I was home. I will be coming back to Kiwi House one day!!" … "Clean but Strict and Frustrating - The single...
YMCA Christchurch Hostel
"YMCA Christchurch Hostel can feel a bit impersonal because of the size of the YMCA building, but the staff are extremely helpful and warm and the entrance to the building is clean and well organized with a functional courtyard with a full service coffee shop. Location Just across the street from the Arts Center, the Christchurch YMCA is also in a prime spot for visiting the Botanical Gardens -- which boasts the finest collection of...
"Jailhouse Accommodation, located a little bit outside of the center of Christchurch, is an old jail that offers its very own charm. The Location From Jailhouse it takes a twenty-five-minute walk to get to the city center. But there is a bus stop directly in front of the hostel and it provides free parking spaces in front of the house. The hostel offers bike hire for a normal price. The area is good and it is easy to find. In short...
Point Break Backpackers
"Point Break Backpackers is well located, about a fifteen-minute bus ride out of Christchurch city. The Location It is close by to a beach with New Brighton Pier and within a strip of shops -- or "mall" -- that is quite well stocked with news agency, fish and chip shops, secondhand stores; a supermarket is a close walk. There are a number of other businesses nearby (video store, banks, fruit and vegetable stand). While the building was...
"Tranquil Lodge is a hostel that doesn't really look like an hostel from outside (more likely looks like a house) but inside has everything you require from it. It's not exactly the "full-of-people" hostel, the location is quiet and the owner is really helpful if you just ask. There's a phone in the living room which you can call directly the owner with to ask about anything you want (for free, of course). The Location The place is just...
Canterbury House Christchurch
"Felt like my grandmother's house - The owners are perfectly nice and pleasant. The place was clean. Not really centrally located. BUT, We felt like we were staying with our grandparents -- intruding on their personal space, scared we were going to knock over a various clutter and knickknacks, and worried we were always making too much noise. There were also a lot of rules." … "… Bealey Avenue so hostel is quiet with very little...
At The Right Place
"A warm friendly welcome awaits you At The Right Place. Small, clean, family run backpackers and motel. Having city centre convienece, but being tucked away from the main road for a quiet night's sleep. Office open 10 am to 8 pm Internet available, laundry facilities, great off street parking, bikes available, great outdoor area with BBQ, beds fully made (dorm rooms, 4 - 6 beds), large kitchen (free coffee, tea) and large living and...
"Very clean and comfortable! - I was all in all very pleases with this accommodation. There is a fully stocked kitchen for food prep, a common area, and the beds are comfortable. It's a great atmosphere to kick back and relax after being on the road for a long long time as I had. I am allergic to cats, and this place houses two. However, it's a testament to their cleanliness because I didn't have the slightest problem while there. The only...
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Racecourse Backpackers Hostel
(Btw Racecourse Rd & Epsom Rd)
"… wonders of Christchurch. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Car park, facilities for disabled guests, bar, Wi-Fi in public areas, shared kitchen are there for guest's enjoyment. Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and convenient amenities like non smoking rooms, internet access – wireless, kitchenette, coffee/tea maker, television. The...
Chester Street Backpackers
"Chester Street Backpackers billsitself as a cosy place to rejuvenate, which is exactly what it is -- no more and definitely no less. They have a cottage to rent -- which is where we stayed -- as well as a main hostel building. If they run out of the room in the main building, they tend to house you in the cottage, which is no bad thing. The Location The hostel is no more than a ten-minute walk from the CBD of Christchurch. The...
"BASE Christchurch is centrally located, with lots of young people, a bar which offer meals and drinks at night. It's perfect for people looking for a party. The Location The hostel has an excellent location -- just in front of the Cathedral and a hundred meters away from the bus stop. It's next to an ice bar, gift shops, markets, and fast food shops and just a five-minute walk to the incredible Botanical Gardens and Arts Centre....
"Vagabond Backpackers is an old town house which looks like a large family house, and is small and friendly. It's definitely not a party hostel -- more a relaxing and a social hostel. Location The hostel is about ten minutes' flat walk from the main Cathedral Square in Christchurch and is an easy walk from the Inter City bus stop. The hostel is inside the four avenues so lots of the backpacker buses will pick up from here. A big plus of...
Bealey International Backpackers
"Since 2004 things have really changed!!! The place is very friendly and the staff very helpful. To save money and have a good time go there. You'll enjoy the place, which is just a 10-minute walk to the city center. And if you are too lazy to move you could also tan in the large garden." … "Quite a walk from town, owner was miserable & always stressed. Didnt like the atmosphere at all, there was a big fight over a theft on the first...
Tunnel Vision Backpackers
"Thanks for your hospitality. It was great. We had a great time. Nice kitchen and terrace. Beautiful view!" … "… Lyttelton Information Centre is part of the backpackers. Be assured, we will make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. See you soon…! * Gateway to Banks Peninsula * * Port to the South Island * * Canterbury's most popular recreation area * Lyttelton Harbour is the northern of two sea inlets on Banks...
"Celtic Backpackers is a small but comfortable hostel in a quiet residential area. It comes close to being a homestay; the owners (Kym, Brent, their daughter Millicent, their dog Bella, and their cat Clyde) live on the ground floor, while most guests have rooms on the floor above. The Location The hostel is on Dublin Street, close to Hagley Park. There's a walk of about four blocks to The Shuttle, Christchurch's free central-city bus,...
"Foley Towers is an excellent choice if you want to visit Christchurch. The Location Christchurch is located on the east coast of New Zealand. The hostel itself lies on a rather quiet street next to the fire department north of the CBD. The shuttle buses to and from Akaroa will pick up and drop off at the hostel. To the (temporary) Intercity bus stop it is about twenty minutes' walk from the hostel. As there are no longer any...
"Stonehurst has a little bit of everything to offer. Aparments, singles, and dorms. For $22NZ a 6-8 person dorm bed. The place is homey with a nice sitting area for reading or conversation, a small tv room, and tons of information avaliable for your trek around New Zealand. Internet is quite pricey and can be found in town for significanly cheaper. The rooms are a little clastrophobic, in that there are 8 beds set up quite close...
"… with well-equipped kitchens, microwaves, fridge & stove. Comfortable lounge area, with TV & dining area. Bathroom with bath, shower & toilet sharing with a max of 4 people. Guest laundry. Queen beds, twins & triple rooms. Each bedroom has ipod/phone dock, beds are fully made up, towels & toiletries provided. Continental breakfast for $7.50. Tour Desk. Free DVD library & book exchange. Free luggage storage....
"WE ARE A FAMILY BED AND BREAKFAST - NOT A HOSTEL We are very close to the airport - 5 minutes drive It is quiet and peaceful here, we have two adorable big dogs and two cute cuddly cats - if you like animals. Outside area to sit - or lounge to relax in. There are no cooking facilities here, restaurant and supermarket - 10 minutes walk. Continental breakfast served before 9.30am" … "FROM AIRPORT First turn right at...
Purple-der House Accommodation
"… smallest of the rooms but still fits everything in it and is the only room with a bath/shower in the bathroom. Room Two also has a single bunk for those extra people and a sliding door leading out to the deck. Room Three is upstairs and has its own kitchen. The stairway separates the bed and lounge chair on one side of the room and the rest is on the other side. Each room has its own phone line for local calls, as well as cable...
Bealey Avenue Motel
"… Internet, Sky TV, hairdryer and full cooking facilities. Deluxe Studio Units: - Queen size or king size bed - Fully equiped kitchen - Ensuite with shower - free internet Twin Studio Units: - One single bed and one Queen size bed - Fully equiped kitchen - Ensuite with shower - free internet Luxury One Bedroom Unit - 1 queen size bed in the bedroom, - En-suite with spa bath and shower, - separate lounge with leather sofa,...
Courtesy Court Motel
"… discerning traveller seeking value-for-money comfort as part of your Christchurch experience. Whatever your reason for visiting, whether it be for business or pleasure, let us take care of you. We will deliver a consistently high standard of service and facilities, and present quality accommodation. Courtesy Court Motel Christchurch is located in the heart of Christchurch City, the gateway to New Zealand's South Island, within easy...
"… in the near future? Then look no further. Avalon court Accommodation is conveniently located on Bealey Avenue and its hosts, Anthony and Susan look forward to making your stay with them a happy and comfortable one. There are 10 spacious units in the complex; six studios and four two-bedroom units, which are ideal for families. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen and dining table and chairs, a separate private bathroom, Sky TV...
Central Park Motor Lodge
"… the lodge will quickly become your "Home away from Home" Our prime location makes us within easy walking distance to the Botanic Gardens, Christchurch Museum, The Arts Centre, Galleries, Hagley Golf Course, Jogging Track, Tennis Courts, Sporting facilities in Hagley Parkand netball courts, Mona Vale, Cathedral Square and Town Hall, Westfield Shopping Mall, Addington Raceway, Christchurch Casino, Trans Alpine Train & Trans Coastal...
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
"… iron and ironing board Our selection of spacious hotel rooms offers the ideal Christchurch accommodation for singles, couples, families and large groups. Standard room Standard Rooms at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport are available in different bedding configurations to suit your convenience. Choose from one double bed or 2 single beds, all with bedside tables and soft bedside lighting. Rooms are either pool facing or street...
Tudor Court Motel
"Tudor Court Motel is a Qualmark 4 star rated motel and designed as a Tudor styled motor lodge situated at 57 Bealey Ave in Central City Christchurch. It has 10 comfortable modern rooms. All units are non-smoking & self-contained with well-equipped kitchens (microwave, fridges, cook-tops). Our suites also have free WiFi Internet connection, SKY TV , telephone, heating & electric blanket. Guest laundry , iron and ironing board are...
Thomas's Hotel on Hereford
"… town. We have a 4.5 star qualmark rating. Thomas's Hotel on Hereford is very central across from the Arts Centre, You can choose to relax in a punt on the Avon River and drift through the city. Christchurch with its international airport is the gateway to the South Island. The city itself has a lively entertainment scene, strong cultural heritage, gorgeous parks and gardens, lots of sports facilities and good shopping. Enjoy...
Backpackers at Uni Hall
"Backpackers @ Uni Hall is centrally located in Ilam, Christchurch, and is 10 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. Enjoy modern facilities and single private rooms which are safe and secure. Linen is provided, as well as free internet! Laundry facilities are on-site and available for use at a small charge. There are also free bikes available for use, a great way to explore Christchurch!" … "… traffic lights. Taxi:...
"… clean private room (no more snoring to put up with!). You get the bonus of sharing a house with on-to-it, friendly flatmates from around the world that know the best activities and job opportunities. Urban Rooms provides a new type of accommodation ideally suited to medium-term travellers: * All houses within easy walking distance to City Centre * All rooms fully furnished with shared cooking and washing facilities * Clean, warm,...
Christchurch Travel Tips & Suggestions
The fudge place at the Arts Centre does a guided tour that gives you all-you-can-eat fudge!
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