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Christchurch Backpackers & Hostels

Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand's South Island and its second largest city. Even after the devastating earthquakes in 2011, the city remains a vibrant, eclectic mix of historic charm and innovative new design. Must do attractions in the area are Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo as well as Kaikoura, famous for its whale watching.

Currently 36 hostels in this area

Filter by Location: View All, Akaroa (6), Christchurch (17), Kaikoura (5), Lake Tekapo/Mt Cook (3), Methven (4)

Newly refurbished
Kiwi Basecamp backpackers offers a warm welcome with great facilities & services. Freshly baked bread, free WiFi and a freshly renovated building make for one great stay.
TV Room, Fully Equipped Kitchens, BBQ, WiFi, Luggage Storage, Gorgeous Outside Garden
Charm & character
This character home has been converted into a comfortable hostel. Located opposite the Canterbury Museum, the Botanical Gardens and Hagley Park.
2GB Free WiFi per day, laundry, book exchange, luggage storage, TV room, limited onsite parking ,excellent location, fully equipped kitchen
pool & hot tub
Dusky Lodge & Backpackers is Kaikoura’s largest hostel offering a clean and homely environment to budget travellers, adventurers and groups.
Free wifi, 3 large fully equipped kitchens, BBQ’s on the decks. Affiliated with The Backpacker Group.
cosy sanctuary
High quality & cosy backpacker's just outside Christchurch CBD. A perfect hideaway for backpackers looking to escape the city. This is a hostel with a twist!
Free Wi-Fi, private rooms have TV/DVD player & balcony, chill out areas, balcony area, tea & coffee.
Qualmark 5* Gold
Centrally located & homely 100 year old building with a friendly, modern atmosphere. Multi-share, female only, double & en-suite rooms all available.
2GB Free WiFi per day, fully equipped kitchen, book exchange, luggage storage, TV, laundry, outdoor area, travel & activity bookings
Qualmark 5* star
A purpose built complex with your comfort & enjoyment in mind. Boasting over 40 private rooms, plus a large range of dorms there is a room type to meet every demand.
Centrally located, unlimited free WiFi, free shuttle to town, new purpose built complex with great ratings!
Free Wifi & car park
Stay in Jail! Welcome to our unique, wonderfully restored heritage building. Stay and be captivated in our colourful, relaxing & fun hostel. Only a short walk to railway station.
FREE WiFi! Listed Heritage building, newly renovated, free off-street parking, close to train station, unique
FREE PARKING
Around the World Backpackers provides a sanctuary from loud, large hostels. A great place to meet people from all around the world! Kick back, relax and enjoy!
Free unlimited wifi, guest computers, free parking. Affiliated with The Backpacker Group
Qualmark 4+ Star
After a busy day enjoying majestic Mt Cook, come and relax in our welcoming hostel. Homely, spacious rooms with wooden decor will ensure a good night's sleep.
2GB free WiFi per day, sauna, videos & games, cosy fire, heaters & central heating, onsite car parking
YHA Lake Tekapo
YHA Lake Tekapo
*Under Construction* This hostel is currently closed while a brand new one is built! Expected opening late 2018. Please check the YHA website for updates.
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Canterbury House
Canterbury House
Our hostel is nicely situated, has all day sun, all rooms are heated for winter season, sunny sun deck where you can sit and enjoy a free hot drink. Off street car parking.
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The Old Countryhouse
The Old Countryhouse
TRAVELLERS PARADISE. We're only a short walk from the city but behind our gates you'll feel a million miles away. Rest, relax & enjoy our multi-award winning hostel.
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Kiwi House
Kiwi House
We provide unique accommodation for travellers - you can stay for one night or even a few months. If you are looking for a job or studying, then Kiwi House is perfect.
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Avon City Backpackers
563 Worcester Street, Christchurch
+64 (0)3 981 5878
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Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel
70 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
+64 (0)3 377 7931
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Bon Accord Backpackers
57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
+64 (0)3 304 7782
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At The Right Place
85 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
+64 (0)3 366 1633
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Chester Street Backpackers
148 Chester Street East, Christchurch
+64 (0)3 377 1897
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Dolphin Lodge
15 Deal Street, Kaikoura
+64 (0)3 319 5842
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Tailor-Made-Tekapo Backpackers
9-11 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo
+64 (0)3 680 6700
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Albatross Backpacker Inn
1 Torquay Street, Kaikoura
0800 222 247
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Tranquil Lodge
440 Manchester Street, Christchurch
+64 (0)3 366 6500
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Halfmoon Cottage
Barrys Bay, Akaroa
+64 (0)3 304 5050
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Vagabond Backpackers
232 Worcester Street, Christchurch
+64 (0)3 379 9677
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Mt Hutt Bunkhouse
8 Lampard Street, Methven
+64 (0)3 302 8894
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Backpacker Heaven
1 Bank St, Methven
+64 (0)3 302 8999
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Redwood Lodge
3 Wayne Place, Methven
+64 (0)3 302 8964
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Onuku Farm Hostel
89 Hamiltons Road, Akaroa
+64 (0)3 304 7066
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Sunrise Lodge
74 Beach Road, Kaikoura
+64 (0)3 319 7444
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Backpackers Rakaia
10 Elizabeth Ave, Rakaia 7710
0064 3 3035194
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Little River Campground
Okuti Valley, Banks Peninsula
+64 (0)3 382 6334
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The Lazy Shag
37 Beach Road, Kaikoura
+64 (0)3 319 6662
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Dorset House
1 Dorset Street, Christchurch
+64 (0)3 366 8268 or 0800 367 738
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Double Dutch
32 Chorlton Road, Akaroa
+64 (0)3 304 7229
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Alpenhorn Chalet
44 Allen Street, Methven
+64 (0)3 302 8779
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Point Break Backpackers
6 Union Street, New Brighton, Christchurch 8061
+64 (0)3 3882050
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