YHA Christchurch Rolleston House

Description

YHA Christchurch Rolleston House is a character home which has been converted into a comfortable hostel located opposite the Canterbury Museum, the Botanical Gardens and Hagley Park. Stroll along the willow-lined Avon River or enjoy Hagley Park's acres of green parkland.

This property is a small and homely hostel with a range of backpacker accommodation including multi-share, double, twin and ensuite rooms. The kitchen and dining areas are well equipped, modern and pleasant.

Rolleston House is centrally located and is handy to bus routes. It's the perfect home base for exploring everything Christchurch has to offer: the city, the beaches, the Port Hills and everywhere else you might like to wander.

Christchurch is the largest city and gateway to the South Island. It is currently recovering from the 2010/2011 earthquakes. This has revealed the enterprise and dynamism of its people. Visit pop up malls, markets and thriving regeneration projects and suburbs, such as Addington. A full range of activities and tours is still available close to the city. Every adventurous traveller should visit!

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Shuttle/Bus:

Buses stop about 600m from the hostel. Most shuttles pick up at the hostel.

Airport:

It is 8km from the Airport to the hostel. Super-Shuttle provides door to door transport.

Train:

Free shuttle service to Train Station (4km from hostel) each morning. Transfer in taxi / shuttle is about NZ$10 to return from the train station.

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  • Communal dining area
  • EFTPOS
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • WiFi
Discover the dynamism of a city rediscovering and rebuilding itself following the 2010/2011 earthquakes.

  • Discover Christchurch's unique earthquake tourism including: Gap Filler, Greening the Rubble and Hassle Free Tour's double decker bus tour
  • Explore quirky music venues that have popped up around the city and enjoy local musicians
  • New and old favourite shopping precincts have appeared around the city including: the Tannery, Re:Start mall and New Regent Street
  • Discover Christchurch's unique craft beer scene
  • Get your dose of adrenaline and try paragliding, white water rafting, sky diving, jet boating or canyoning nearby
  • Have a Maori cultural experience with Kotane at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • See the penguins and visit the Antarctic Centre
  • Punt down the Avon or hire canoes / pedal boats from The Boat Shed
  • Go dolphin swimming in Akaroa and Kaikoura
  • Enjoy the excellent mountain biking and walking nearby

Events

  • Cape Hallett Station and Ice Lab (Aug 30th - Feb 8th 2015) The Great White Continent of Antarctica reveals more of its secrets from September 2014. The Cape Hallett Station was a joint scientific base for the United States and New Zealand, built during the first International ...
  • Empire (Oct 21st - Nov 2nd) Direct from its world premiere smash-hit season at Times Square in New York City and sold-out seasons across Australia, Empire is the most jaw-dropping show ever seen on a spiegeltent stage. Smashing through the borders ...
  • Halloween Quiz Night (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) Calling all spooks for a Halloween quiz night. Fundraising Quiz Night for the Scottish Society of NZ Pipe Band. Teams of 4 to 6 people. Great prizes, plus raffles, coin toss, and spot prizes. Dressing up is ...
  • Closer (Oct 30th - Nov 7th) One of Christchurch’s newest independent theatre companies is back with another dramatic installment – Closer. A Little Box At The Top Of The Stairs – under the direction of founder Garry Thomas - presents the ...
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein and Friends (Oct 31st - Oct 31st) The hills of New Zealand will be alive with the sound of music on our national tour as we present the best of Rodgers & Hammerstein and other great music theatre composers of the 60s and 70s. Re-live those wonderful ...
  • Last Night of the Proms (Oct 31st - Nov 1st) This year's annual Proms presentation is making a musical nod to the colourful partnership of the most successful writers in the history of light music - Gilbert & Sullivan. Their wit, turn of phrase and brilliant ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.