YHA Christchurch Rolleston House


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!



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


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


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
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • WiFi
  • Get your dose of adrenaline and try paragliding, white water rafting, sky diving, jet boating or canyoning in nearby locations.
  • 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.


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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.