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Urbanz - Hostel

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Family Room, Double & 4 Singles, Private Bathroom, TV  | Premium bedding, free WiFi
Double Room, Shared Bathroom,TV | Premium bedding, free WiFi
Double Room, Shared Bathroom,TV | Premium bedding, free WiFi
Family Room, Double & 2 Singles, Private Bathroom, TV | Premium bedding, free WiFi

Overview of Urbanz - Hostel

Urbanz - Hostel

2-star property
Family-friendly hostel with restaurant, near Cathedral Square

8.0/10 Very good

150 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Restaurant
273 Manchester Street, Christchurch, 8011

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 14 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 7 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive


  • Sakimoto - 3 min walk
  • Table at Monks - 4 min walk
  • O.G.B Bar & Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Venuti - 6 min walk
  • Beat Street - 7 min walk

About this property

Urbanz - Hostel

Urbanz - Hostel is a great choice for a stay in Christchurch. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other features include a snack bar/deli and a terrace. The bar and location get good marks from fellow travellers.


Czech, English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Slovak

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 53 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Check-in hours are from 6 AM until 1 AM on Friday and Saturday.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Children's games

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Music library
  • Video library


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Czech
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Slovak

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This bar serves breakfast and light fare.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 8 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Urbanz Hostel Christchurch
Urbanz Christchurch
Urbanz - Hostel Christchurch
Urbanz - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Urbanz - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Christchurch

Frequently asked questions

Does Urbanz - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Urbanz - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Urbanz - Hostel?
As of 28 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Urbanz - Hostel on 30 Jan 2023 start from AU$100, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Urbanz - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Urbanz - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Urbanz - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Urbanz - Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Urbanz - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (10-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Urbanz - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as skydiving. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming.
Are there restaurants at or near Urbanz - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Table at Monks (4-min walk), O.G.B Bar & Cafe (4-min walk) and Venuti (6-min walk).
What's the area around Urbanz - Hostel like?
Urbanz - Hostel is in Christchurch City Centre, a short 2-minute walk from New Regent Street and 10 minutes' walk from Christchurch Casino. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.



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10/10 Exceptional

Great overal
Great stay, friendly staff, very comfortable.
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We stayed in the family room with our 4 children for one night and going it was exactly what we needed. It was very clean, ensuite did the job and the dining facilities were perfect. Staff and other guests were respectful of our young children. Thanks!
Jane, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly stuff
Chris, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Location
Great location in the heart of Christchurch. Close to lots of restaurants, river n tourist spots. Only issue is the double bed is too short. My toes hung off the edge of the bed and i am 5'5. My husband's feet hung off the bed. Other than that, room was clean n tidy, huge kitchen.
Victoria, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Reception advised me it was all fine and access card would be in lock box. I needed to change my card on file as I’m from Australia and now using a travel money card, I called reception 9 times and no one answered. Fast forward to 1:30am, female, alone in the street, open lock box and there was a note saying sorry we couldn’t charge card please call night manager. I had to ask a stranger walking out of the hotel for their phone to call. Called night manager who wasn’t going to come down and help/advised my story wasn’t “adding up” … I advised I’m happy to show the call logs of me trying to contact. He finally came down, was EXTREMELY rude, banging stuff on the desk, asked me to write my mobile down so he could check against the phone records. Only after proving I had tried to call 9 times he then helped me. Don’t stay here if you can avoid.
Jessie, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

William, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Yim Fong, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Family room very run down
Janaya, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Somewhat okay, but I’d rather not again
Decent for one night, but no control over the temperature settings and the staff didn’t enforce the no smoking beside the entry, so asthma attack nearly set in upon entry/exit of the building each time. Mattress and pillows were hostel low-end basic, and the USB power ports in the room didn’t work.
Thomas, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good spot for one or two nights, very central. super friendly and helpfull staff.
Ralf, 1-night trip
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