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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
"Basic accommodation but with exceedingly pleasant and helpful staff - First experience of staying in a hostel. The room I shared with my sister was very basic. it was clean and beds comfortable. What did impress me was the helpfulness of the staff from the initial contact by email right through to ensuring we caught our coach on our onward journey when a taxi had let us down." … "Strongly advise against staying here, nothing like...
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...
Avon City Backpackers
"Very poor condition - Liked -- pick up from bus stop though 40 minute wait in cold just on dusk, showed me where bus exchange was for morning bus to airport and where to walk for food. Disliked -- Being told I had a single room but on arrival near dark found two others I had no option but to share room with. They were both on phones till midnight and again at 4 am when I woke from my brief sleep. The old cat and it's friend were put in our...
"Clean but Strict and Frustrating - The single rooms are a good value and facilities are nice compared to other options in Christchurch, but the management can be frustrating to deal with. The hostel is purpose built and clean. It's Japanese owned and run so the rooms will be a little cramped and the mattresses stiff, but there are reading lights on each bunk and a heavy Japanese blanket which is useful as it can get cold in the hostel. It may...
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 Christchurch
"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...
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...
"Cozy house but not very social atmosphere and service issues - Haka Lodge was the first hostel I stayed after arriving in Christchurch, NZ. The hostel itself is 15 Min from the center, but that does not matter as the city is still in rebuild after natural disasters like earthquakes and flooding. I liked the beds with big blankets (you need them, because the nights and days may be really cold, even in summertime!). As well I liked the huge...
"Kia Ora YHA Christchurch the only 5 star Qualmark rated backpackers in Christchurch, boasts a wide range of accommodation types to meet all your needs from larger multishare rooms, twin, double; and ensuite rooms. With a large kitchen and funky lounge our hostel has all you need. The kitchen come fully equipped with gas burners and plenty of storage space. The hostel serves as a great base to explore the regenerating city. All of our...
"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...
Canterbury House Christchurch
"Visit again - My stay was too short there. But the owner couple were kind to me and the house was clean and tidy. If I have a chance to visit Christchurch, I would like to stay there again." … "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...
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!" … "… close to Lyttelton's café-bars, supermarket, bank and beaches. We also offer internet, fax, and photocopy facilities. Tunnel Vision provide a full booking and tourist information service as the Lyttelton Information Centre is part of the backpackers. Be assured, we will make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. See...
"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....
"… doll-making, dancing, sport (rugby), travel and animals. We have an outdoor area for you to enjoy the late summer afternoons, with perhaps a glass of wine or a cup of tea. In winter, there is a lovely warm fire for you to come home to and relax beside after a tiring day of sightseeing. There is a guest lounge if you would just like to have a quiet time to relax with a tea or coffee and a magazine. We have two very adorable...
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
"… courtyards and also interconnecting units are available. A short walk to the Southern Cross Hospital and After Hours Medical Centre. We are a 10-minute walk to Hagley park, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino, Christchurch Art Gallery and the Canterbury Museum. Restaurants, bars and Bus stops are situated near the motel. Christchurch International Airport is a 20-minute drive away. Bealey Avenue Motel also offers dry...
Racecourse Backpackers Hostel
(Btw Racecourse Rd & Epsom Rd)
"… furnish you our late check-in instructions once you have made a confirmed booking online. - Free Unlimited WiFi is available for guests with their compatible laptop/mobile - just ask for your access code. - Free On-site Phone for local Christchurch calls and national 0800 numbers. - Free on-site and off street parking (on a first-in, first-served basis). - Shared toilets, showers, kitchen, coin operated laundry with washing...
"… 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
"… pet-friendly accommodation in Riccarton. Just a 5-minute drive from Christchurch city centre, it features a business centre, guest laundry, barbecue facilities and room service.The studios and suites at Central Park Lodge are spacious and stylish. Each features a modern kitchen, and an LCD TV with satellite channels.Continental breakfast can be delivered to the rooms. Free car parking is also available.Central Park Lodge is just 10...
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
"… complimentary toiletries -SKY TV in all rooms -Central heating -Air conditioning -Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities -Internet access from all rooms -Each room has an alarm clock, hairdryer, 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...
BreakFree on Cashel
165 Cashel 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...
Campus Summer Stays Christchurch
"… 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! Campus Summer Stays Christchurch can sleep up to 40 people, all in private single bedrooms. The bedrooms come with comfortable singe beds, a desk and clothes storage. Bed sheets and linen are provided and access to the hot showers is available 24hrs a day. Broadband internet is available in...
"… 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,...
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