- Free Wi-Fi
- Late Check-out
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Bicycle Parking
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Fridge Freezer"
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reception (limited hours)
- Towels for hire
- Washing machine
Reception Opening Hours: 9:30 to 13:30 and from 15:30 to 21:30. Check-in time is from 1:00 pm. If you arrive at the time between 13:30-15:30 when the reception is close, please feel free to go into the sitting room or kitchen and have a seat. Our receptionist will come back at 15:30 to check you in.
Check-out is before 10:00 am. A late check-out fee of $10.00 applies.
All guests are required to have a valid passport (or driver license) for check-in.
Day rate: after check-out. A $10.00 fee is payable to use the hostel facilities (kitchen, bathroom, common areas, WIFI). Only for guests who checked out and want to stay in the hostel until their late bus or flight departs.
The hostel is only to be enjoyed by paying guests which means no visitors allowed.
After 10:00 pm all drinking should be moved to the pubs or done quietly in the kitchen. No more drinking in smoking deck area of the back garden. Smoking is prohibited inside the building but not in the back garden area.
WIFI: 1 GB per user per day for free.
After 21:30 the main door is locked. Enter through the back door with the code (please inform the hostel if check-in is after 21:30 beforehand to get the code).
Key deposit: a key deposit of $20.00 or $30.00 is required on arrival per key. The key deposit is returned during check-out when guests give back the key.
Free parking is available, first come first served
Cancellation policy: No charge if cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival date. Guests may cancel by processing directly on Hostelworld through the MyWorld account. When cancelled with less than 48 hours notice or in the case of a no-show the first night of accommodation is payable in full. Modifications: any change made within 48 hours prior to the arrival date is subject to a cancellation fee. If a modification or cancellation arrives too late, unfortunately no exceptions will be made according to this rule. If you are a Male who booked the Female Dorm a cancellation fee applies.
Evacuation procedure: familiarize yourself with the direct travel route to your nearest emergency exit point as indicated on the fire evacuation plan within every room. In an event of an evacuation please remain calm and move swiftly towards to the emergency assemble point located at the front of the driveway and follow instruction from the duty manager and fire brigade personnel
The hostel reserves the right to charge any damages to the property on the credit card used to secure the booking. Guests are financially responsible for any deliberate damage caused in the premises of the Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel.
Management reserves the right to randomly check all rooms anytime and evict guests if found to be disorder and disregarding the hostel policies.
The fine print
Please note that children under 15 years of age cannot be accommodated at this property. Children aged 16-17 can only be accommodated in the private rooms.
Pets are not allowed.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Check-in / Check-out
Earliest check-in: 14:00
- Age Restriction
- Credit Cards Accepted
- No Curfew
- Taxes Included
Group of 15 or more traveling to Christchurch?
Map and Directions
From the City Centre (Cathedral Square)
1. Walk 4 blocks north on Colombo Street
2. Walk 1.5 blocks west on Bealey Avenue
Or take any bus to the north west and get off at Carlton Corner
From the Airport there are 3 possibilities:
1. Bus 29: Leaves the parking outside the international arrivals terminal. It operates between 6AM and 10PM. The fare is around NZ$8. Get off the bus at bus-stop 52894 on Victoria Street. Walk back to Bealey Ave and turn right. Walk 1.5 blocks until you find us at 70 Bealey Avenue.
2. Shuttle Bus: Super Shuttle operates 24 hours and offers door-to-door service.
3. Grab a taxi