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Urbanz - Hostel

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273 Manchester Street, Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand

Family-friendly hostel with restaurant, near Cathedral Square
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Was comfortable for the 1 night I stayedFeb 3, 2021
  • Good for the price! In a private room but walls a little thin so can be noisy. Oct 3, 2020

Urbanz - Hostel

from ZAR 514
  • 8 Bed M&F Dorm, Shared Bathroom (1 Single Bed)
  • 4 Bed Dorm,Shared Bathroom (1 Single Bed)
  • Double Room, Internal, Shared Bathroom, TV
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom, TV
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom,TV
  • Single Room, Shared bathroom, TV
  • Family Room, Double & 4 Singles, Private Bathroom, TV
  • Family Room, Double & 2 Singles, Private Bathroom, TV
  • Family Room, Double & 2 Singles, Shared Bathroom
  • 6 Bed Female Dorm, Shared Bathroom (1 Single Bed)

What’s around Urbanz - Hostel


  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Christchurch Casino - 10 min walk
  • Cathedral Square - 4 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • New Brighton Beach - 5.7 mi / 9.3 km
  • Christchurch Gondola - 6.1 mi / 9.9 km
  • International Antarctic Centre - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Sumner Beach - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 14 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 7 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service

At a glance

Key facts


  • 53 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Check-in hours are from 6 AM until 1 AM on Friday and Saturday.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours)*


  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Playground on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese

In the room

Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features


Onsite venue - This bar serves breakfast and light fare.

Urbanz - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Urbanz Hostel Christchurch
  • Urbanz Christchurch
  • Urbanz
  • Urbanz - Hostel Christchurch
  • Urbanz - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Urbanz - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Christchurch


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 7 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 20 per person

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Urbanz - Hostel

  • Does Urbanz - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Urbanz - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Urbanz - Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Urbanz - Hostel?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at Urbanz - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Urbanz - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Urbanz - Hostel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include O.G.B Bar & Cafe (4-min walk), Bloody Mary's (5-min walk), and Venuti (6-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Urbanz - Hostel?
    Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is NZD 20 per person.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Urbanz - Hostel?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (10-min walk) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Urbanz - Hostel and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as skydiving. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Urbanz - Hostel also has an arcade.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,2 From 65 reviews

Very good 8,0
Way too hot in the rooms and asked for a parking permit to be saved for second night stay but when got back they had given them all out again. Other than that good
nz2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Very good location! For the price it was a very good deal however the private room could be in better shape with a better bed.
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Good stay
We had a private room for two nights. The facilities were fine at the hostel although the number of stoves to cook on was not enough given the number of guests. The shower facilities were fine however a shower was facing directly onto our bedroom wall so we were woken by the sound of the shower and anyone in the hallway, albeit the hostel was relatively quiet. Location was fairly good near the Main Street of Christchurch, although not a great deal to do in central Christchurch
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
We had a private, 4 person room with a shared bathroom. The room and bathroom, and entire facility was spotless and smelled clean. Our room had windows, which we kept open for airflow. We didn’t use the kitchen, but it looked like it had every amenity you would need, although guests need to diva better job cleaning up after themselves. Loved the location walking distance to town!
Pam, us1 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Well, it's a nice hostel but without any charm. The room are quite small, and kind of noisy (I was on the groundfloor). The kitchen area was not really clean, and the bathroom was just what you need for. However, the staff was very friendly and always happy to help, and the living room/sharing area was really cool. They also have a little terrace where you can enjoy the sun and the location is appreciable.
au3 night trip
Very good 8,0
Staff were very helpful without being intrusive. Kitchen could do with staff monitoring to ensure the minority don't leave it in a constant state of borderline filth which has the potential for disease and rodents.
Pete, au3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
You can have breakfast there for $6. We had an en-suite room. Walls are thin, you can here your neighbors. Bathroom doesn’t have a shower tub so water is flowing everywhere on the floor. Awesome location, very close to the #29 bus stop from the airport. Everything is walking distance.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
I have now stayed at two of the Urban hostels in NZ. I love them. Quiter than YHA or Nomads IMO. The bar is a nice touch, very affordable. Communal areas ate usually quite comfirtable and homey.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Safe close to city centre good value for money Room clean modern
gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Very clean. Friendly staff. Good location. Didn’t disappoint me at my second stay here this time.
Niceeee, hk1 night trip with friends

Urbanz - Hostel