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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
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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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Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.4
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel is a budget traveller lodge in the centre of Christchurch, New Zealand - a friendly alternative to a cheap hotel or a large Youth Hostel (YHA). Come and relax in our small, friendly hostel with a sunny private garden and BBQ area. Choose from dorms, doubles or twins. All beds are fully made up and dorm rooms have lockers for your security. Free wifi is available throughout the property and there is a coin-operated computer if you don't have your own device. Prepare your meals in our well-equiped kitchen or cook on the barbecue. Use our guest laundry to machine or hand wash your clothes. Machine dry or air dry laundry in the garden.

Reception Opening Hours: 9:30 to 13:30 and from 14:30 to 20:30. Check-in time is from 14:30. If you arrive at the time between 13:30-14:30 when the reception is close, feel free to inside and have a seat in our TV room, kitchen or back garden.
Our receptionist will come back at 14:30 to check you in.

Check-out is before 10:00 am. A late check-out fee of $10.00 applies.

All guests are required to have a valid passport (or driver license) for check-in.

Day rate: after check-out. A $10.00 fee is payable to use the hostel facilities (kitchen, bathroom, common areas, WIFI). Only for guests who checked out and want to stay in the hostel until their late bus or flight departs.

The hostel is only to be enjoyed by paying guests which means no visitors allowed.

After 10:00 pm all drinking should be moved to the pubs or done quietly in the kitchen. No more drinking in smoking deck area of the back garden. Smoking is prohibited inside the building but not in the back garden area.

WIFI: 5 GB per user per day for free.

After 20:30 the main door is locked. Enter through the back door with the code (please inform the hostel if check-in is after 20:30 beforehand to get the code).

Key deposit: a key deposit of $20.00 is required on arrival per key. The key deposit is returned during check-out when guests give back the key.

Free parking is available, first come first served

Cancellation policy: No charge if cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival date. Guests may cancel by processing directly on Hostelworld through the MyWorld account. When cancelled with less than 48 hours notice or in the case of a no-show the first night of accommodation is payable in full. Modifications: any change made within 48 hours prior to the arrival date is subject to a cancellation fee. If a modification or cancellation arrives too late, unfortunately no exceptions will be made according to this rule. If you are a Male who booked the Female Dorm a cancellation fee applies.

Evacuation procedure: familiarize yourself with the direct travel route to your nearest emergency exit point as indicated on the fire evacuation plan within every room. In an event of an evacuation please remain calm and move swiftly towards to the emergency assemble point located at the front of the driveway and follow instruction from the duty manager and fire brigade personnel

The hostel reserves the right to charge any damages to the property on the credit card used to secure the booking. Guests are financially responsible for any deliberate damage caused in the premises of the Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel.

Management reserves the right to randomly check all rooms anytime and evict guests if found to be disorder and disregarding the hostel policies.

The fine print:

Please note that children under 15 years of age cannot be accommodated at this property. Children aged 16-17 can only be accommodated in the private rooms.

Pets are not allowed.

There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 7.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Apr 2019
    Great little hostel! Really added to my Christchurch experience!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Jan 2019
    Third best hostel ever! Great backyard with a grill. Pretty wood slab tables. Kitchen was clean with lots of cooking implements. Staff was very friendly, good-looking, and smelled real nice ;)
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Dec 2018
    We stayed at the Rucksacker for a total of 10 days and would highly recommend staying. It was so amazing I didn't want to leave and had to be dragged out. The atmosphere was top class and we met many great people. It has everything you need from a hostel which includes a spacious garden perfect for summer drinking and BBQs. A shout out to the manager Anna, who did an amazing job, even though it was her first week during a busy period. The only downside was the toilet roll holders, sort it out!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Mar 2019
    F****** loved the place, I miss it already. Such a nice homely feeling, not like any of those big annoying places. this is so cosy and charming, has a real nice chill area, great for meeting people, staff is really nice and well.. probably best hostel I’ve stayed at in NZ. Just go there...
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    11 Feb 2019
    Hostel was pretty good! Staff were not the most friendly when we arrived, but improved throughout the stay. All facilities were good and everything was clean. Good distance from the city. Would definitely recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    09 Jan 2019
    A nice small hostel with a friendly atmosphere.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 May 2019
    Everything was ok, stuff very helpfull
    Argentina, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.1

    Rating

    09 Jan 2019
    Yes it is a lovely, cosy backpackers with a nice back garden area. The beds are super comfy. But the staff are the rudest, most arrogant people I have ever came across and we have stayed in many backpackers. They don't make you feel welcome one single bit and sit in there wee group and stare at you all day which is super uncomfortable. They also seem to have rules of their own, we were told no drinking outside after 10pm but the staff were drinking after then and being extremely noisy.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 2.9

    Rating

    17 Jan 2019
    Very unclean, smelt musty and damp, kitchen was good but showers were very small and not what we expected for the kind of money, stayed at jucy snooze a week before for about the same price and this compared to that was filthy and gross
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0

    Rating

    04 Jan 2019
    I never got to check into the hostel. I emailed them multiple times regarding my late arrival at 1am. They never emailed me back regarding the code to the door to get in. I still showed up hoping someone would be there and no one was. I had to drive around trying to find where to sleep that night. They finally emailed me saying they were going to charge my card even though I didn’t show up. But I didn’t get an answer of why my emails weren’t answered. I don’t recommend this place!!
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Entertainment
  • DVD's


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