Backpacker Hostels in Christchurch, New Zealand

15 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $10 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Christchurch

Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50)
"…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 … More
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Reception is open twenty-four hours, so it's easy to check in or out. When checking in, customers can either pay by cash at the reception, or they can also skip the queue by paying by card at the … More

Yha Christchurch

City Center
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…I contacted them again to ask for an explanation and they did not answered me by e-mail. Their attitude towards the case was pretty unprofessional and misleading. I do not have any idea where my … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"… The central bus interchange for all long and local buses is less than 10 minute walk. All our dorms offer king size bunk beds, thick mattresses, lockers, plus USB and … More
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…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. … More
Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"…All dorms have full sized single bed 6 inch spring mattresses for your comfort and all beds are made up. All dorms contain lockers for your security. All 8 bed dorm rooms contain our special … More
Digital Nomads Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…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 … More
Digital Nomads
"…Basic but not bad for price - One of the cheapest places I have found in Christchurch, benefits from having Eastgate shops nearby. You can camp in backyard if you want to save more money. Probably … More
#1 Top Rated

Haka Lodge

Free Breakfast
Couples Female Solo Traveller Older travelers (+50) Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…Rooms and Bathrooms There is only a seven-bed dorm room, which is basically the whole third level of the house. This upper level is divided into three different groups separated by walls (each … More
Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
1 Dorset Street ... More
Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people)
"…Rooms and Bathrooms The hostel offers double, twin, shared, and dorm rooms. Dorms are available as male, female, and mixed rooms. As the building is quite old (so we were told), all bathrooms … More

Foley Towers BBH

City Center
Couples Solo Traveller
"…The main buildings are old but well kept. The rooms in the garden are newer, and have a choice of ensuite and shared facilities. Some of the garden rooms are on the smaller side and the ensuite … More
Couples Female Solo Traveller Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…The hostel is no more than a ten-minute walk from the CBD of Christchurch. The neighbourhood seems fairly quiet and even though it is relatively close to one of Christchurch's larger roads, you … More
"Thanks for your hospitality. It was great. We had a great time. Nice kitchen and terrace. Beautiful view!" …"Situated on Banks Peninsula, the historic town of Lyttelton offers a vibrant community … More
"…I love the fact the place was all made up with bedsheets, pillows, blankets, bedside tables, towels, soap, shelves, clothes hangers, mini fridge, television, and safe -- all for $75 a night for … More

Hotels in Christchurch

Hotel Give

City Center
"…Perhaps one of the coolest features is the fact that all guests have access to the many on-site facilities such as sauna, gym, squash courts, laundry, parking, twenty-four-hour staffing, and even … More
"…From the unique urban feel, to the bright and funky furnishings throughout, you'll be impressed with the level of style BreakFree on Cashel offers. Pair this with Samsung Smart TV technology with … More
"…Christchurch International Airport is a 20-minute drive away. Bealey Avenue Motel also offers dry cleaning and luggage storage facilities. The office hours are 7:30 am to 11:30 pm everyday … More

Apartments in Christchurch

"…FREE Local phone calls Our warm sunny Christchurch Motel Units and Cottages offer the following: •Studio, cottages and 1-bedroom family suites are all smokefree - fully serviced to a high … More

Other in Christchurch

"…* No hidden costs - electrity, local phone calls, washing are free. * Great value for money * Make excellent friends from around the world * A place to call home while staying in Christchurch" …" … More

Backpacker Hostels in Christchurch, New Zealand

15 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $21 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Christchurch (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Christchurch.

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Christchurch hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Christchurch hostels Miika

Christchurch Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Christchurch, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 15
Average dorm price $33
Average private room price $100
Cheapest hostel in Christchurch Avon City Backpackers with $20.5
Most Christchurch hostels are located in City Center, Latimer Square, Lyttelton
Average rating of all hostels 7.9

FAQ about Christchurch Hostels

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