NZD 25 per night
NZD 25 per night
Racecourse Backpackers Hostel, Christchurch, New Zealand

Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

Christchurch, New Zealand - 130 Racecourse Road, Upper Riccarton

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Description - Hostel

Welcome to Racecourse Backpackers Hostel. We offer affordable budget accommodation close to the Christchurch Airport, malls, parks and the CBD, and transportation service could always be arranged at competitive rates. Operated by knowledgeable staff with a foundation in the real estate industry that is positive, professional and solution-driven to provide the very best service.

Racecourse Backpackers Hostel - the former Racecourse Horse Stables in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Racecourse Backpackers Hostel was opened in the early 2000s with the goal of creating a home away from home like haven for our guests! Operated by knowledgeable staff with a foundation in the real estate industry that is positive, professional and solution-driven to provide the very best service. Our staff are licensed agents and property managers (Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008) in the Real Estate industry.

We have private and dorm rooms available.
UPDATE 16 Sept 2010:
1st Dorm/quad room: 2 bunks for up to 4 people.
2nd Dorm/quad room: 1 bunk and 1 double bed for up to 4 people.
Some private rooms have hand basins. Shared facilities.

Private room types: single/twin, twin double room, double, triple, queen and quad.
Triple room: one double and one single bed.
Single/twin room: 2 single beds at $50 for 2 people
Twin Double Room: 2 double beds at $60 for 2 people
Queen Room: 1 queen bed at $60 for 2 people

Bed sheets and linen are provided with all rooms. All rooms are also equipped with built-in heaters, mini-fridges, TV, desk, chair.

Racecourse Backpackers Hostel is clean, warm and friendly with comfortable beds, close to a wide range of Christchurch attractions. We are the closest budget accommodation to the Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market and Christchurch Airport. Close to the City Centre, restaurants and cafes, University of Canterbury, Lincoln University, good schools, bus connections, closest shopping malls to our hostel are Westfield Riccarton, Bush Inn Centre, The Hub Hornby, Church Corner, and Peerswick.

Whether you are in Christchurch studying, working holiday, on business or here in the Garden City for some rest and relaxation, Racecourse Backpackers Hostel is located just minutes away from the Central city, the beautiful Hagley Park, and some great shopping malls.
* Important notice: We are open 24/7. But please let us know your estimated time of arrival. We do early and late check-ins.
We look forward to meeting you at our mini motel styled backpacker hostel in Christchurch soon. We hope you enjoy your stay with us!

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 11
  • Renovated: 2010
  • Public classification: 4
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: NZD 25 (New Zealand Dollar)

Double Mixed Dorm Quad Single Standard Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 10:00am
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

24-hr front desk Airport pickup Children permitted Group services Handicap access Laundry/valet service Linen included Multi-lingual staff No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (extra charge) Parking (free) Pets allowed Room service Smoking permitted Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (extra charge) WIFI (free)

Room amenities

TV, built-in heater, bed linen provided, desk, chair, wardrobe, bar-fridge.

Backpacker facilities Kitchenettes Microwave Non-smoking rooms Refrigerator Shared bathroom Showers without bath Telephone Television WIFI

Points of interest
  • Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market at Riccarton Racecourse on Sundays from 10am
  • Cathedral Square
  • Botanic gardens
  • Christchurch Tram
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Christchurch Museum
  • Christchurch Arts Centre
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Botanic Garden and Hagley Park
  • Avon River - enjoy a punt ride or canoeing
  • Hot air ballooning and paragliding
  • Christchurch Museum
  • Yaldhurst Museum of Transport & Science
  • Orana and Willow bank wildlife parks
  • Port Hills Gondola

Price details

NZD 25 - 50 per night (New Zealand Dollar)

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Cancellations or changes to bookings must be made at least 48 hours prior to the check in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the booking.

Location - Hostel

130 Racecourse Road, Upper Riccarton
New Zealand  8042

Latitude: -43.533, Longitude: 172.5498

How to get there

Updated 27 September 2010:

If you are driving we are located at 130 Racecourse Road (Between Epsom Road & Racecourse Road), Riccarton, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand.

  Take bus 3 from airport to Riccarton Road, then take bus 83 going towards west of Christchurch. Get off the bus at bus stop along Epsom Road.

  We provide shuttle service for just NZ$25* directly to our hostel, and another NZ$25* from our location to the airport. Maximum of 4 passengers per vehicle per trip.

From Central City: Take bus 83 from bus exchange on the Corner Colombo and Lichfield Streets. Check with the bus driver that it is going to Racecourse Road. We also do transportation service from the City Centre to our hostel for NZ$25*.

Directions to Hostel by car from the Christchurch International Airport:

1) Head northeast on Durey Rd
2) At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Memorial Ave
3) At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Russley Rd
4) Turn left at Yaldhurst Rd
5) Turn right at Racecourse Rd - Destination will be on the left
6) Once you see a double storey building with the Racecourse Backpackers Hostel and RoomsToLetNZ signs, come to our office. Ring the door bell and we will see you there.

Directions from the Train Station*:
1) Head west on Troup Dr toward Whiteleigh Ave
2) Turn right at Whiteleigh Ave
3) Turn left at Blenheim Rd
4) At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Epsom Rd
5. Continue straight onto Racecourse Rd
Destination will be on the right - number 130 Racecourse Rd

* Please note that $25 per trip for 1 to 2 passengers, $5 extra for each additional passenger to a maximum of 4 passengers per vehicle per trip (plus parking, airport and/or waiting/other fees if applicable).

If you require this transportation service, kindly email, phone or text your confirmation to us so that separate arrangement could be made prior to the date of arrival. Please also state whether it is a domestic or international arrival.

We are only walking distance to bus routes.

Nearest airport: Christchurch International Airport, approx 7050 metres and 8 minutes drive