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.

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Come and stay in the centre of Christchurch in our beautifully renovated loft style building, Urbanz. It's an easy walk to all city sights including Cardboard Cathedral, Tram, historic New Regent Street, Avon River, entertainment venues and the best bars and restaurants.

We offer FREE UNLIMITED WiFi. Free car parking next door and nearby. No hidden charges or credit card surcharge.

We have an onsite bar with cheapest beer in town. Big lounge with pool table, SKY satellite TV, Netflix 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 our dorms offer king size bunk beds, thick mattresses, lockers, plus USB and power-up points. All Double rooms offer TV, plus USB and power-up points with shared and ensuite bathrooms available, come and relax with us.

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 7am to 10pm. 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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Sep 2020
    Cosy with everything I needed ... best cost for value
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2020
    Great experience. Very nice,tidy and affordable place to stay in christchurch. Highly recommended.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2020
    Stayed for a couple of nights on my way south. It was helpful being central to the city. Stayed in a 4 bunk dorm. The beds were comfy and the heater worked well, which was a plus, since it was rainy and cold. The showers were hot and there were plenty of toilets and sinks available. It’s a large hostel with plenty of space. The lounge downstairs is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and listen to music. Overall it was enjoyable. Would definitely stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Oct 2020
    Friendly attentive staff Helpful and available Clean tidy rooms, bathrooms Great power points for WiFi Modern spacious lounge/decor Thank you
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    06 Aug 2020
    It was really amazing, clean and the perfect location. The bedRoom was comfortable even when we shared it.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Mar 2021
    Staff lovely ,really helpful. Room was clean and had Everything I needed. Convenient and centrally located. I would recommend others to use your hostel and will use it myself again. Thanks.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    26 Dec 2020
    Decent place to stay. Ideal location and free parking nearby.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    24 Sep 2020
    Nothing overall wrong with this hostel, I would stay here again for another short break. The kitchen wasn't clean but you can't control how other people treat the kitchen. Stayed in a double room which was nice - maybe a little small if you are going to stay for weeks and unpack your life. Location and value for money make this place worth staying.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Oct 2020
    We were very disappointed with the kitchen area. We never saw it clean. There should be an expectation that guests clean up after themselves to a good standard, knowing other people are using the kitchen. We have never seen a kitchen area like this before in camping grounds/hostels. I would not recommend it as a place to stay for that reason.
    New Zealand, Couple, 41+
  • 5.1


    26 Sep 2020
    The bedroom was too hot and noisy. The air vent super noisy and we could not turn it off. We did not rest. The toilet was dirty, the corridor smelly and the guests didn’t clean the tables after eating.
    Spain, Couple, 25-30
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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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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