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YHA Christchurch Rolleston House for Groups


One of the most historic buildings in Christchurch and right in the heart of the city. Ideal for medium-large groups, YHA Christchurch Rolleston House is now available for full-hostel hire! Private hires have exclusive access to the large kitchen, dining and lounge area. It's the ultimate standard of privacy and safety, perfect for school camps, excursions and sports tournaments. 
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Continental breakfast bookable 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

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If you have any questions Paul is happy to help: [email protected] or phone 03 379  9536. Or email our National Group Coordinators, [email protected]

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Paul Maivan

Check in: 2:00 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. Our Group Coordinator Paul can help to arrange a shuttle.


We have limited off-street car parking. Please chat to Paul 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
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Communal lounge
  • Breakfast options
  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Bed linen included
  • Luggage storage options
  • Towel hire
  • Secure bedrooms
  • Free booking service

Shared facilities:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • 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. The large lounge and kitchen area and bathrooms are on the ground floor. As a heritage building we do not have an elevator.

Exclusive Use

Rent the entire property for a unique group experience in central Christchurch. With the entire facility to yourself you can look forward to your groups own space at the end of a busy day. 


June-September: $1200 pn
October: $1500 pn
November onwards: $POA

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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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