Backpacker Hostels in Christchurch, New Zealand

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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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