Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Chester Street! We are a Long Term Hostel catering to Backpackers that are here to work in Christchurch. We are a wonderfully colourful kiwi villa with a warm atmosphere set in a quiet residential street only 8 minutes walk from the city centre.

We have been operating for over 20 years as one of Christchurch's favourite hostels.

Sunny verandah, gardens, fresh herbs, sunflowers, car-b-que and inside we have full kitchen facilities & lounge. Free unlimited fibre WIFI for all.

Also available - a selection of budget sleeper vans & cars for sale. Please enquire.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2019
    My husband and I originally planned to stay at Chester Street Backpackers for one week to transition into our new lives in Christchurch but, after stay a few days we decided to stay long term. The homey and quiet vibe coupled with the sweet kitty and welcoming staff allows for a relaxed and secure environment. It is so nice to be able to come back to a hostel after a long day, brew a cup of tea, and feel like you are at home.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2019
    Good location however it is cash only, so remember to bring cash. Wash and dry is only $2
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2018
    Loved this hostel!! Room was great, big bed and loads of space. Bathrooms were super clean. Kitchen was awesome and never too busy, plus so many extras like herbs from the garden, spices and oils, eggs to buy. Probably not the place if you’re looking to do lots of socialising and partying but if you need a quiet and relaxing place to stay in Christchurch then I highly recommend! Great price for a double room too.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Mar 2019
    * the host (from US) who was in reception was very helpfull and informed us about all we wanted to know and much more. * she advised about stay in Christchurch and also shared her ideas about travelling within NZ * very clean hostel * we were offered eco-eggs * very law price
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Oct 2018
    A beautiful friendly hostel that's got a great down to earth feel and fantastic staff. Highly recommended!
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Apr 2019
    Quite quiet hostel, staff were not that welcoming although attempted to answer questions. Quiet, clean and cosy. A small walk out of town but not a problem. Well stocked kitchen. Homey feel
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Jan 2019
    Nice being in a place that felt more home like versus typical hostel. A little far from the main stretch which can be good or bad depending on your preference. It was an okay place to stay.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    21 Feb 2019
    Was dissapointed to arrive and find no real reception the whole house is left open for people to roam freely from the street so was abit concerned about the security
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room