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Renovated in 2015, Urbanz offers accommodations in downtown Christchurch. The building features a range of rooms with either shared or private bathrooms. Free parking is located nearby ad free WiFi is provided throughout. Guests can play a game of pool or watch a show on the satellite TV while enjoying a drink at the on-site bar. There is a self-catering kitchen and there are guest laundry facilities available. Towels are available for hire. A flat-screen TV is provided in all double and most family bedrooms. Continental breakfast is provided for an additional charge. Transfers are available for an additional charge to the airport, using the Airport Bus 29, which stops outside the building. Urbanz is located next to New Regent Street, which has a range of bars, cafes, restaurants and an inner city tram. It is 2 minutes' walk from the cathedral, Theater Royal and The Piano performing arts center. It is 8 minutes' walk to Christchurch bus station and within 15 minutes' walk of a range of tourist attractions and a supermarket.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Urbanz has been welcoming guests since Sep 10, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

FREE parking!


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Room Type
1 full bed
2 bunk beds
1 full bed
2 bunk beds
1 full bed
4 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Skyler
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    i really enjoyed my stay at Urbanz! the hostel is really cute and clean which is so nice! the staff is super nice and the location is amazing! the hostel is right next to new regent street and so close to town! there are so many good facilities...
  • Hung
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location is great, all the main sightseeing spots are within 10-15 minutes walk. Facility is nice and clean. Staff are helpful and friendly.
  • Aysegul
    It was good, warm, place. very crowded, many travellers, cozy common room to chat people, kitchen was good as well. Clean bathrooms and toilets.
  • Bookthatticket
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I stay here quite often as I pass through chc frequently. Never been disappointed yet
  • Jason
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    the beds are larger than any other hostel I’ve stayed
  • Karen
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Location is Christchurch central which is perfect for people visiting with no vehicle but want to see the city. It's within walking distance to lots of great food and entertainment. Within walking distance to the bus terminal for travelling....
  • Nataly
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    This is hostel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Plenty of bathrooms and showers, large kitchen, large common areas, good location that’s walking distance to many things.
  • Christine
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Reception was always well manned during the hours posted and the stff was always friendly and helpful. The facility is well organized and clean. e.g. Staff can be seen vaccuming the hallway and stairwells on a daily basis. Bathrooms were clean...
  • Lindy
    Location was great…very convenient to downtown attractions and the transportation center. The facility had lots of room to relax when not out and about and the staff were very friendly.
  • Julia
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    outlets by the beds, kitchen was super clean, good wifi

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes, we offer Luggage storage its free for a few hours and $5 if you want to store it overnight.
    Answered on 7 September 2019
  • Hi there, Is late check-in possible? Our flight to Christchurch arrives at 10 pm so will probably arrive at the hostel around 11 pm. Thank you.

    Hi Dear You just need to follow our late arrival procedure. Thanks
    Answered on 10 April 2023
  • Hi, How about the parking at 5 min walk as u replied to one of the question? Is this on street parking? Parking location if possible please. Thanks

    Hi All the street parking on the other side of Madras street (Away from us) is free parking.
    Answered on 6 May 2021
  • do you have a lift or is the rooms on ground floor

    Yes we do have some room's on the ground floor as well.All our Double rooms are upstairs we only have 2 floors ground floor and 1st floor . Unfortunat..
    Answered on 11 January 2021
  • hi, do you have microwave and water heater for drinking in the private room?

    Hi we have a kettle in the private room for making Tea and coffee ,Unfortunatly We do not have microwave in the private room.
    Answered on 29 April 2021
  • hello, do you still include towels? thanks

    Towels are available for all guests. For some room types, the towels are provided in the room at no extra charge. For dorm rooms etc., towels are avai..
    Answered on 19 January 2023
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Area info *

Amenities of Urbanz
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry
  • Bar
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Darts
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Game room
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

House rules

Urbanz takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash is not accepted Urbanz accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Urbanz of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Urbanz

  • Urbanz is 1,150 feet from the center of Christchurch. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Urbanz is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Urbanz offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Darts
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Happy hour

  • Guests staying at Urbanz can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • The prices at Urbanz may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.