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YHA Christchurch Rolleston House for Groups


YHA Christchurch Rolleston House is one of the most historic buildings in Christchurch. It offers great kitchen and dining facilities and is a perfect 'hire a hostel' option if you'd like exclusive use. We provide quality, secure and affordable accommodation for education, sports and tour groups.


Continental breakfast can be served upon request for $10 per person. It includes:

  • A choice of cereals
  • Yoghurt
  • Fruit
  • Toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey, peanut butter)
  • Tea, coffee and fruit juice

Free booking service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including:

  • Interislander and Bluebridge ferries
  • Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains
  • InterCity coach travel and local shuttle services

Get in touch

If you have any questions Paul and Christina are happy to help: [email protected] or phone 03 366 6564. Or contact our National Group Coordinators, Rod and Courteney: [email protected] or phone 0800 278 299.

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Paul & Christina

Check in: 02:00 PM Check out: 10:00 AM

Contact: +64 3 366 6564 Email this hostel

Reception: 8am - 10pm

Location: 5 Worcester Boulevard,

Christchurch Central, Christchurch

Near museums, galleries, restaurants


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How to get here

YHA Christchurch Rolleston House is directly opposite the Canterbury Museum, Arts Centre, and Christchurch Botanic Gardens, with a short walk to the rejuvenating City Centre. Our central location means Hagley Park sports grounds, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Orana Wildlife Park, Ferrymead Historic Park and the International Antarctic Centre are all easily accessible.

We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!


Christchurch Airport is 9km from the hostel. The most convenient option for groups is to book a door-to-door shuttle - ask us for options.


The train station is 4km from YHA Christchurch Rolleston House. Talk to your Groups Coordinator about arranging a shuttle.


We have limited off-street car parking. Please talk to Paul and Christina if you require parking for your trip or get more information on the City Council website.

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Great for groups:

  • Exclusive use options
  • Breakfast options
  • 2GB free WiFi per day
  • Bed linen included
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Luggage storage options
  • Towel hire
  • Secure bedrooms
  • Free booking service

Shared facilities:

  • 2GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Outdoor area
  • Herb garden
  • Recycling stations
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Guitar
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Convenience items for sale
  • Breakfast items for sale
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Towel hire
  • Bicycle storage

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hostel capacity

We can host up to 53 people across 13 rooms. The hostel is spread over two floors with the majority of rooms on the upper level. As a heritage building we do not have an elevator. The large lounge and kitchen area and bathrooms are on the ground floor.

Exclusive Use

This cosy hostel offers great facilities for groups wanting a private experience with the hostel all to yourselves. Get in touch to enquire!

Shared rooms

  • 1 x 8 bed multishare room
  • 3 x 6 bed multishare rooms
  • 4 x 4 bed multishare rooms
  • 1 x 3 bed multishare room

Shared bathrooms are located on the ground floor and are split into single sex facilities. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.

Private rooms for group leaders and supervisors

  • 2 x twin private rooms with shared facilities
  • 1 x queen private room with shared facilities
  • 1 x queen or twin private ensuite room

These rooms include all bed linen, towels and TVs. Please let us know in advance if you'd like our private ensuite room set up with a queen bed or split into a twin; this room also has tea and coffee-making facilities.

Safety & Security

Safety and security is a top priority at YHA. You can download our Group Health & Safety information for your planning or school board approvals.

Bedroom doors lock automatically and require a key for access; this key is also required to access the hostel after hours.

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