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Urbanz - Hostel

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Lobby sitting area
Children’s play area – outdoor
Double Room, Shared Bathroom,TV | Premium bedding, free WiFi
Business centre

Overview of Urbanz - Hostel

Urbanz - Hostel

2.0 star property
Family-friendly hostel with restaurant, near Cathedral Square
8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

167 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
273 Manchester Street, Christchurch, 8011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Reception fireplace
  • Communal living room
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Cathedral Square - 1 min drive
  • Christchurch Casino - 1 min drive
  • Hagley Park - 2 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 18 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 21 min drive
  • 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


  • Casa Publica - 2 min walk
  • Rollickin Gelato Cafe - 2 min walk
  • O.G.B - 5 min walk
  • Child Sister - 1 min walk
  • Sakimoto Japanese Bistro - 3 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.


English, French, Hindi

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

  • 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


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


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


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

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

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.
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.
What's the area around Urbanz - Hostel like?
Urbanz - Hostel is in Christchurch City Centre, a short 2-minute walk from Isaac Theatre Royal and 2 minutes' walk from New Regent Street. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.



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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

The only reason I stayed here was because my tour group was meeting there early in the morning of the start date. Otherwise, I would’ve stayed in an actual hotel. I’ve only interacted with the staff at check in, and they were nice. But the cleanliness of the bathrooms was abysmal. The drains in the showers on the mezzanine level were clogged, one of which to the point where the water wasn’t draining at all. There was no soap in any of the bathrooms. Luckily I had Lysol so I sprayed the door knobs of the bathrooms before touching them. If you’re staying here, pay extra to get a private bath. Or pay extra to stay in a nicer hotel.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

stayed here a couple times now, it’s in a great location in Christchurch, and the facility is nice, it doesn’t have the super cramped feel of a lot of hostels. If you’re near the kitchen it can get noisy early am but it’s a hostel…Staff had been very helpful as well.
david, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peggy, 6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

glyn, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Wayne, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Wouldn't stay here again
Squeaky metal beds, looks like a prison Location was the best part
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very central, helpful staff. Great very clean dining area
Robyn, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

David, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great overal
Great stay, friendly staff, very comfortable.
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

I am overall happy about my stay and would like to give an objective review of my experience. I like the cleanliness of the rooms, bedlinen and bathroom. The cleaning department does a great job, I reckon. The main issue I had was with the front office staff. I did not meet anyone whom I would see as "friendly, polite or helpful". When I checked in, I was assigned a upper bunk bed without considering my physical conditon, mainly weight and mobility issues. The ladder to the upper bed was too narrow and I found it extremely difficult to climb. This was brought to the attention of Monica and the other guy with long hair at the reception. They chose to laugh and not give a fair solution. This led to a health and safety issue for me as well as the other person sleeping below. Other things were ok, but they need to be friendly and welcoming, and many international visitors complained about this, despite feeling positive about cleanliness and facilities. It is location is also a major benefit. It is just walking distance from most city attractions. Hope the staff issue would be sorted and Urbanz would be a welcoming place for travellers from all regions, countries, ages and walks of life.
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