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:

The Train Station is 4km from hostel. 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

  • BioBlitz for Seaweek 2015 (Mar 2nd - Mar 6th) The CoastBlitz event will be Blitzing Sumner Beach for Seaweek this year. The two main activities are a BioBlitz (all week) and a Beach clean-up and BBQ (March 4th, 4-6pm). The BioBlitz is something any school or ...
  • Women's Only Fitness Classes (Feb 23rd - Mar 25th) This class is a high intensity class to get you moving and to get your heart rate up while also working while working on getting leaner and stronger. This class involves a number of different exercises that you will do ...
  • David Cook: Meet Me In the Square (Jan 31st - May 24th) Where were you in 1980s Christchurch? (Or if you weren’t born yet, where was your Mum?) Dishing out generous servings of nostalgia and retro, Meet Me in the Square shows central Christchurch as we’ll never see it ...
  • Spectrum Street Art Festival (Feb 20th - May 10th) Hot on the heels of the unprecedented success of the Rise festival last summer, Oi you!, in partnership with the YMCA and Canterbury Museum, will present Spectrum, its latest street art extravaganza. With 2 venues, 8 ...
  • Whakapaipai - Jewellery as Pepeha (Nov 3rd - Mar 8th 2015) Whakapaipai means to ‘make beautiful, to adorn’. Whakapai, meaning to revise, to improve, to bless, to set as in a table and strengthens these ideas to a core Māori value - taonga tuku iho, to pass to the ...
  • Alliance Française French Film Festival (Feb 26th - Mar 15th) Proudly sponsored by L’Oréal Paris, the Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following a six-fold ...

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.