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$5 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

  • Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker (Feb 15th - Sep 28th) Powered by the excitement of seeing ordinary things transformed in unexpected ways, Christchurch Art Gallery’s latest exhibition explores the shape-shifting, experimental and seriously playful work of making art. ...
  • Beyond the Cordon – Through the Eyes of the NZ Police (May 3rd - Aug 3rd) The 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake triggered the largest emergency response operation ever seen in New Zealand. The task of visually documenting the rescue and victim recovery operation in the weeks following the ...
  • NZ Archaeological Association Exhibition: Resurface (May 24th - Aug 10th) Didn’t you want to be an archaeologist when you were little? Visit this exhibition to learn about what archaeology really is in New Zealand. It does not always involve Egypt and it really does happen in our own ...
  • Katchafire (Aug 2nd - Aug 2nd) Fresh from their International tours of the US and Australia, Katchafire return to New Zealand for their annual Winter tour! Don’t miss out on one of the biggest and best tours the band have undertaken as they ...
  • Steampunk Runway (Aug 2nd - Aug 2nd) Bring a blast from the past back into the light and win! Pick up a needle, hammer, clockwork, and create your own vision of steampunk fashion. If you’re a Christchurch City Libraries member, and full of ideas – ...
  • Ache (Jul 19th - Aug 9th) By Pip Hall Directed by Daniel Pengelly Featuring Amy Straker and Jono Kenyon (from Step Dave) Love doesn't run to a timetable Summer. A wedding. The smokers deck. He’s trapped in a modern day ...

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.