21 Hostels in Christchurch, New Zealand

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Christchurch, New Zealand. You can choose from 21 Christchurch hostels. In total, there are 27 cheap places to stay in Christchurch such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $13 for a dorm.

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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.

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Cheapest hostel in Christchurch


(Kiwi House Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Christchurch

Oh no, zero party hostels here!

Most Christchurch hostels are located in

City Center, Linwood, Edgeware

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Christchurch for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Christchurch for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Christchurch? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Christchurch alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Christchurch. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Christchurch before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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

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Methven Methven (80 Km / 50 mi.)
Castle Hill Village Castle Hill Village (84 Km / 52 mi.)
Waiau Waiau (104 Km / 65 mi.)
Arthur's Pass Arthur's Pass (108 Km / 67 mi.)

FAQ about Christchurch Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Christchurch. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Christchurch. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Christchurch Hostels

A hostel in Christchurch costs on average $17 for a dorm. A hostel in Christchurch with private rooms costs on average $36.

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Travel Tips for Christchurch - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Christchurch

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Christchurch and New Zealand.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Christchurch