21 Hostels in Christchurch, Nouvelle-Zélande

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Christchurch, Nouvelle-Zélande. 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, New Brighton

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")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Christchurch here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Akaroa Akaroa (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Oxford Oxford (45 Km / 28 mi.)
Springfield Springfield (62 Km / 39 mi.)
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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  • 3 hotels
  • 2 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Christchurch.

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 Nouvelle-Zélande.

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.

Get your full Packing List here

Your Packing List for Christchurch