Urbanz - Hostel

2.0 star property
Family-friendly hostel with restaurant, near Cathedral Square

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Urbanz - Hostel

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Lobby sitting area
Children’s play area – outdoor
Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Business centre

Overview of Urbanz - Hostel


Very good

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Child-friendly activities
273 Manchester Street, Christchurch, 8011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • Arcade/games room
  • Library
  • Reception fireplace
  • Communal living room
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
  • Arcade/games room

Room options

Family Room, Double & 2 Singles, Private Bathroom, TV

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

8 Bed M&F Dorm, Shared Bathroom (1 Single Bed)

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Family Room, Double & 2 Singles, Shared Bathroom

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Single Room, Shared bathroom, TV

  • 6 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Double Room, Shared Bathroom,TV

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room, Private Bathroom, TV

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room, Internal, Shared Bathroom, TV

  • 9 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

4 Bed Dorm,Shared Bathroom (1 Single Bed)

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Family Room, Double & 4 Singles, Private Bathroom, TV

  • 26 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Bunk Beds

6 Bed Female Dorm, Shared Bathroom (1 Single Bed)

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Hagley Park - 2 min drive
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 4 min drive
  • University of Canterbury - 8 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 20 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 24 min drive
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 14 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 7 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive


  • Little High Eatery - 11 min walk
  • Mediterranean Food - 14 min walk
  • King of Snake - 15 min walk
  • Cafe Valentino - 13 min walk
  • Kum Pun Thai Restaurant & Beer Garden - 10 min walk

About this property

Urbanz - Hostel

Urbanz - Hostel is a great choice for a stay in Christchurch. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other features include a snack bar/deli and a terrace.


English, French, Hindi, Japanese


Sustainability practices

Housekeeping on request
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 53 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Check-in hours are from 6 AM until 1 AM on Friday and Saturday.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Children's games

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Arcade/games room
  • Music library
  • Video library
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This bar serves breakfast and light fare.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Urbanz Hostel Christchurch
Urbanz Christchurch
Urbanz - Hostel Christchurch
Urbanz - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Urbanz - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Christchurch

Frequently asked questions

Does Urbanz - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Urbanz - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Urbanz - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Urbanz - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Urbanz - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Urbanz - Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Urbanz - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (10-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Urbanz - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as skydiving. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Urbanz - Hostel also has an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Urbanz - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Urbanz - Hostel like?
Urbanz - Hostel is in Christchurch City Centre, a short 2-minute walk from Isaac Theatre Royal and 2 minutes' walk from New Regent Street.



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10/10 Exceptional

Abigail, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Angella, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Misuzu, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Gavin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

First time staying and loved the cleanliness and closeness to work. Staff were awesome with all my queries. Definitely will be back for next year's Armageddon.
Francesca, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

The only reason I stayed here was because my tour group was meeting there early in the morning of the start date. Otherwise, I would’ve stayed in an actual hotel. I’ve only interacted with the staff at check in, and they were nice. But the cleanliness of the bathrooms was abysmal. The drains in the showers on the mezzanine level were clogged, one of which to the point where the water wasn’t draining at all. There was no soap in any of the bathrooms. Luckily I had Lysol so I sprayed the door knobs of the bathrooms before touching them. If you’re staying here, pay extra to get a private bath. Or pay extra to stay in a nicer hotel.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

stayed here a couple times now, it’s in a great location in Christchurch, and the facility is nice, it doesn’t have the super cramped feel of a lot of hostels. If you’re near the kitchen it can get noisy early am but it’s a hostel…Staff had been very helpful as well.
david, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I liked that the bathroom facilities were always clean. It felt homely & cosy. Really enjoyed my stay. Thank you Urbanz
Robyn, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peggy, 6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

glyn, 1-night trip
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