There are several backpackers’ accommodation in Christchurch and Canterbury, depending on your budget and preference. You may opt to stay right in the city centre itself or a bit farther from the noise and traffic.
Because of its perfect location on the edge of the Canterbury Plains, Christchurch offers many natural attractions to its visitors. In fact, many of the visitors here are repeaters. They keep coming back because they can’t get enough of the majestic beauty of Christchurch.
And of course, with these tourist destinations, Christchurch’ tourism industry must also keep up with the demands for accommodation.
While many hotels may have been brought down by the 2011 earthquake, several other types of accommodations are made available to receive both local and international guests. Some of these comfortable and less expensive facilities are the backpackers’ hostels.
Here are at least five of the many backpackers’ accommodation in Christchurch and Canterbury that I highly recommend.
The Old Countryhouse Backpackers. This is one of the favourite hostels among backpackers in Christchurch. Located along Gloucester Street, Linwood Christchurch Canterbury, it’s only around 15-20 minutes walk from the central city. Local bus stops are just in front of the hostel. Room rates per adult guest per night range from:
- High season: $33 – $144
- Low season: $29 – $138
Around the World Backpackers. Located along Barbadoes Street, City Centre Christchurch Canterbury, this hostel is just about a short 10-minute walk away from The Restart Mall. Part of its amenities include free unlimited calls to national and New Zealand mobile phones; free coffee, tea, sugar, and any spices left by other guests. Room rates per adult per night are as follows:
- High season: $31 – $80
- Low season: $30 – $74
YHA Kaikoura. Located in Kaikoura, Canterbury, the YHA Kaikoura gives you a majestic view of the Kaikoura mountain ranges across the South Pacific Ocean. Rooms are available in twins, doubles, and small multi-share, with rates ranging from $30 to $110 per adult per night.
YMCA Christchurch. This is located at Hereford Street in the heart of the Christchurch’ central city, right next to the Arts Centre & Botanical Gardens. Its room rates range from $30 to $220 per adult per night.
YHA Mt Cook. Located in Aoraki Mount Cook, this comfortable hostel charges between $31 and $183 per adult guest per night. Price includes community levy to assist with village development.
For booking and more information about the backpackers’ accommodation in Christchurch and Canterbury, please visit the Christchurch & Canterbury web page.