Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Stay in the centre of Christchurch in our beautifully renovated loft style building - easy walk to all city sights including Cardboard Cathedral, Tram, historic New Regent Street, Avon River, entertainment venues and the best bars and restaurants. FREE UNLIMITED wifi. Onsite bar with cheapest beer in town. Big lounge with pool table, SKY satellite TV, and fireplaces.

Huge guest kitchen and dining room. Airport bus number 29 stops 50 metres away (leaves airport every 30 minutes, $8.50 adult one way) and central bus station is less than 10 minute walk. All Dorms have king size bunk beds, thick mattresses, lockers, plus USB and power-up points. All Double rooms have TV, plus USB and power-up points with shared and ensuite bathrooms available. We provide accommodation for workers, and those with working holiday and student visa’s. Free onsite jobs board and staff who can assist in completing tax applications etc

Reception is open from 6am to 2am Everyday from Christmas until Easter. Rest of year 6am to 2am on Friday and Saturday and 6am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday. After hours check in available with door code - sent by e-mail once booking made View House Rules


Set in a loft-style building that's been recently renovated, Urbanz hostel has a massive kitchen and dining room for amping up your trip to Christchurch. We've also got a spacious lounge with SKY TV, a pool table and a fireplace, as well as an on-site bar with cheap beer. Time it right to catch one of our regular happy hours! We also put on events like free film nights (popcorn and chips included) – a great excuse to spend time with the new mates you just met in the dorms. If you want something to keep you going on that next bus journey, grab a new read from the book exchange.


We're a central hostel under a 10-minute walk to city sights like the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral, made wholly of cardboard! The Botanic Gardens are a 15-minute walk away. Bus number 29 stops a couple of minutes away by foot – this is where you'll get dropped off from Christchurch International Airport (the journey takes about 30 minutes). Just get off at the corner of Gloucester Street and Manchester Street and stroll back the way you came. The Christchurch Bus Exchange is a 9-minute walk away.

Rooms and Dorms

Mixed and female-only dorms have king-size bunks with extra thick mattresses and lockers, plus USB and plug points. Single, double and family private rooms have TVs and either shared or en-suite bathrooms. Bedding's included, so you won't need to pay extra to bed down on our clean, crisp sheets.

Extras and activities

If you've come on a working holiday, you're welcome to stay with us for the long haul. We've got a jobs board and Wi-Fi to help you find the perfect position, and our staff can help you fill in those tricky tax applications. The laundry facilities will definitely be handy if you're here for a while! Any night you don't fancy heading out for food, you can order meals at the hostel or pick up snacks from the vending machines.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Dec 2019
    basically good location , clean and friendly
    South Korea, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2019
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff who saw to all my family's requests. Clean room and toilets. Certain rooms are not wheel-chair friendly though.
    Singapore, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    03 Dec 2019
    Great rooms, functional kitchen, lots of clean washrooms and showers divided by gender was really great. Excellent location too!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Nov 2019
    Great spot, lots of barf in the bathroom everywhere but obviously not their fault.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Nov 2019
    Stayed for one night, had a nice time.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Nov 2019
    It's a great hostel.. very nice and super clean facilities.. The common area is really nice with the pool table, the darts game and TV, like the computers to use and the coffee machine.. The kitchen/dinner room is very complete and spacious. The bathrooms are good too. The lockers in the room are big.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    18 Nov 2019
    It had really nice facilities and kitchen and everything but there was no lounge area and it felt like everyone was there with people they already knew so it wasn’t very social. Can’t fault the hostel for that but I ended up finding somewhere else to stay the second night
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    06 Dec 2019
    Big hostel with lots of rooms and space in kitchen / lounge areas. Nice bar area with pool table, darts and games. Fast free wifi. A lot of the people staying seem to be "long-term" residents staying weekly, and not backpackers. Good location close to shops, bars and restaurants.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    30 Nov 2019
    I stayed at Urbanz for 5 nights. The entire trip I literally did not speak to anyone in the hostel. I’ve stayed at hostels before where there has been such a good vibe that I’ve been able to talk and make friends with people literally the moment I walked through the door. If you are after a vibe like that, don’t book here. Pros: - giant kitchen - pretty well located Cons: - doesn’t cater for women’s only - wasn’t very clean (bathrooms were disgusting most of my stay) - no vibe
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    16 Nov 2019
    A pretty standard hostel, did the job but I marked it down for little things like the bins were overflowing, no soap in bathrooms, common areas not that comfortable. About a 5/10 min walk to city centre which was good, and staff were nice.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table