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; please get in touch with hostel staff for advice or to book. The main Bus Interchange in Christchurch is approximately a 15 minute walk from the hostel, which provides an easy transport link to popular destinations including Sumner Beach, New Brighton, and Riccarton Bush's Saturday morning market.
It is 8km from the Airport to the hostel. Taxis are readily available from the door of the terminal. Public buses depart from the terminal to the City Bus Interchange approximately every half hour during the day (once per hour on weekends); these accept cash, or have discounted fares for those with a Metrocard. Please see metroinfo.co.nz for up to date timetable and fare information. Note that the Central Bus Interchange is approximately a 15 minute walk from the hostel.
Shuttle options are available and hostel staff are happy to book these for you. We recommend Steve's Shuttle. Super-Shuttle also provides door to door transport and can be pre-booked via their website or by phone.
The Train Station is 4km from hostel. Transfer in taxi / shuttle is about NZ$10 to return from the train station.
We have a very limited number of parking spaces on site, but lucky for you our staff are in a great position to recommend the best places in town to park! Street parking is available nearby and is free from 6pm until 9am.
YHA Christchurch Rolleston House is one of the most historic buildings in Christchurch; it offers great kitchen and dining facilities a perfect option for our hire a hostel option. The hostels provide quality, secure and affordable accommodation for education, sports and tour groups. Please email us to discuss your requirements before making a booking.
YHA Christchurch Rolleston House can host up to 53 people across 13 rooms.
Room types available are:
Please let us know in advance if you require our queen private ensuite room to be split into a twin room.
If you have any questions Paul and Christina are happy to help:
Group members are accommodated in comfortable 3 to 6 bed rooms. Shared bathrooms have single sex facilities. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.
Group leaders can be accommodated in double or twin rooms with private or shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen, towels and TV’s. Ensuite rooms have tea and coffee making facilities.
Please note that we have a limited number of private rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.
This cosy hostel offers great facilities for groups wanting a private experience with the hostel all to yourselves. The hostel is spread over two floors with the majority of rooms on the second floor. The large lounge and kitchen area is on the ground floor.
Continental breakfast can be served upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of cereals, yogurt, fruit, toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey and 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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YHA Christchurch Rolleston House is directly opposite the Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Botanic gardens with a short walk to the rejuvenating City Centre. The 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 is Airport is 9km from the hostel. The most convenient option for Groups is to book a door to door shuttle.
The train station is 4km from YHA Christchurch. Talk to your Groups Coordinator about arranging a shuttle.
Off-street car parking is very limited, talk to Paul and Christina if you require parking for your trip.