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

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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 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    Perfect location , great kitchen, interesting people, no noise, it was really very civil.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2020
    Enjoyed our stay at Urbanz, got a new location for myself around the year. Really a cool place, though darts are must to be renewed.... Though not really a after party place. Cheers
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Jan 2020
    Excellent hostel in a perfect location with an absolute breath of fresh air behind the desk who was very knowledgable and kind
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Jan 2020
    Spent one night here before heading to a friends place for my stay in Christchurch. The rooms and bathrooms as well as the common room were very clean, I found the kitchen to be clean enough. Staff were accommodating, common rooms had plenty of seating and room for socializing. Great location as it is less than a 10 minute walk to cashew street where there are lots of shops and dining options. Definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in Christchurch.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Jan 2020
    Beds are great for sleeping. All of the charging you need, people relaxing in the lounge watching movies. I wish security on the luggage closet was better, but still pretty great
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Jan 2020
    Stayed in a private room and it was a nice compromise between a hotel and hostel. The hostel is located very centrally and seems to have all the necessary facilities.
    Denmark, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    24 Jan 2020
    Great location, not far to walk from InterCity bus stop or to the centre of town. The whole place was quite clean, but clinical. I was there on a Friday night, they’ve got a happy hour 6-8pm with cheap beer. As a solo traveller, I was hoping to meet some people at the hostel bar, but there wasn’t a single soul there. The atmosphere is pretty dead here which is a shame as the hostel itself had decent facilities.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Feb 2020
    Overall, suited our needs. One night in Christchurch and there for a show. Location was perfect and right around the corner from the venue, great bars, and a good breakfast spot. Clean enough. Wee bit hot in the room in the summer and the small ceiling window made the room feel a bit like a basement. Chose the place because they offered free parking as an amenity. Upon arrival, the front desk informed us, a tad curtly, that it was full. Had to find on street parking a few blocks away.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    05 Feb 2020
    Showers were dirty and broken the room was dirty window broken
    Argentina, Male, 41+
  • 2.9


    29 Jan 2020
    Rooms are like ovens way too hot and noisy got no sleep would never recommend this property for anyone who need la sleep to function! Advice is do not stay here unless u are desperate and love been awake all night without a party!!
    Australia, Male, 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
  • 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