Christchurch Backpackers

from $29 /night
Dorm Rooms, Private Rooms, Apartment
Welcome to our premium Christchurch backpackers; Haka Lodge – one of the top rated Christchurch hostels on Tripadvisor! We offer quality, cheap Christchurch accommodation. We are located just outside Christchurch CBD and are close to attractions, shops, public transport, local beaches, and so much more!

Haka Lodge Queenstown
Our Christchurch hostel is a cosy sanctuary. While we offer budget Christchurch accommodation, we do it as a labour of love.
Brand: Haka Lodge
Premium Christchurch Backpackers

Our Christchurch hostel is a cosy sanctuary. While we offer budget Christchurch accommodation, we do it as a labour of love. Our staff are fun,  friendly, and ready to help. Haka Lodge Backpackers Christchurch lets you relax in what we like to call “hostel style luxury”! Unwind with our comfortable lounges, unlimited free WiFi, widescreen entertainment and our gorgeous eco-friendly garden filled with native plants. We love our city; come and let us show you around!

Why Stay With Us

We are a high end Christchurch backpackers, spread over 3 floors and offering a range of budget accommodation options. Our third floor loft style dorm area is bunk bed free, split into 3 semi-private areas and has a funky chill out area where you can relax or access our free unlimited WiFi.

Private rooms are hotel standard and include an LCD flat screen TV, DVD player and a private balcony. We also have a modern, high-spec two bedroom apartment unit that can sleep 4 with a new kitchen, bathroom and lounge – all at our budget prices. To check availability/prices, just use our simple widget on the right or give us a call.

Still not convinced? Take a look at these fantastic reviews. We have become the top rated Christchurch hostel on Tripadvisor by putting our customers first. Here are some reasons that guests choose us:

Great location – we are just 5-10 minutes drive from the CBD, with a bus stop right outside!

It’s a home-away-from-home – Full sized kitchen, bathrooms, BBQ outside and TV.

Free unlimited WiFi – While you’re browsing, why not like Haka Lodge on Facebook?

No bunk beds – Our dorm room features single beds with comfortable mattresses. Get a great nights sleep.

Eco-Friendly – We recycle and use compost to keep the NZ environment clean and green. We have a fantastic garden outside, featuring native plants for you to relax in.

Our office Hours – 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily – late arrivals by prior arrangement – Check in time after 2.00 pm – Check out time 10.00 am. Please advise us of your arrival time prior to your stay at Haka Lodge.


Please click here for our full terms and conditions.

Dorm Beds: from $29NZD p/n

Christchurch Dorm

Haka Lodge is a highly rated Christchurch backpackers on Trip Advisor and for good reason. We believe that cheap accommodation shouldn’t come at the cost of quality and luxury – and this includes our humble dorm beds! That is why when you stay in a dorm bed with us you won’t find yourself sleeping in a bunk bed – instead, you will get your very own, very comfortable single bed! Even better, you won’t be packed into a tiny room with lots of strangers. Our dorm room sleeps 7 people, but the beds are divided into 3 groups and separated with dividing walls. This gives you extra privacy – it's almost like sharing a room with a friend! We use top-quality mattresses and bedding, ensuring you get a great night's sleep. When you stay with us, you get so much more than just a dorm bed! We have high-quality shared facilities open for all of our guests to use. We have two lounges, with our downstairs lounge being particularly large and spacious. It features a huge flat-screen TV, with plenty of channels. We have a full-sized kitchen which is stocked with everything you need, including cutlery, cooking utensils, pots/pans, a stove, oven, microwave and more. We also have free coffee, tea and WiFi. Everything you need for your home-away-from-home!

Are you looking to stay long-term? We do long-term accommodation in Christchurch; this is perfect for people living/working here, such as workers taking part in the Christchurch rebuild or travellers looking for long-term accommodation. During the low season we offer long-term discounts for guests that stay with us for one week or more. Please get in touch with us to see availability & what we can do.

  • 1 dorm room with 7 beds
  • Beds are divided into groups of 2 & 3
  • Free unlimited WiFi for each night that you stay
  • No bunk beds, only single beds
  • Top quality shared facilities that are kept very clean!

Private Rooms:

Private Room in Christchurch

Are you looking for a high-quality private room in Christchurch but for a cheap price? At Haka Lodge we offer hotel-quality private rooms at budget prices! Our private rooms are equipped with very comfortable double beds (or 2 comfortable single beds in the twin room). With funky room designs and colours, you’ll be sure to fall in-love! Bathrooms are shared amongst just a few other bedrooms. Each room has its own flat screen TV with a DVD player, so that you can relax and unwind in your own personal, private space. At Haka Lodge, we are all about value; we have free coffee and tea, plus you get free WiFi for each night that you stay with us. Traveling on a budget shouldn’t mean you have to settle for less; and with Haka Lodge Christchurch, you don’t need too! When you stay in one of our private rooms, you have access to our premium shared facilities. You can relax and unwind from your travels in our large and spacious lounge. It features a huge flat-screen TV. For winter months we have a cosy log fire to relax in front of. We have a full-sized kitchen with all of the cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and appliances that you will need. We have shared bathrooms that are modern and cleaned daily. Our lodge is a highly rated hostel on Trip Advisor – come see why!

As a bonus, each of our private rooms has access to our balcony which overlooks our stunning garden. Our garden is filled with native trees and plants. We believe in giving back to our environment. We grow a worm farm, recycle our waste and we are very eco-friendly.

  • 5 Private rooms, with a max 2 capacity per room
  • 4 bedrooms contain 1 x double bed each
  • 1 bedroom contains 2 x single beds
  • Free unlimited WiFi for each night you stay
  • Top quality shared kitchens, lounges and bathrooms


Apartment in Christchurch

Are you looking for a self-contained apartment in Christchurch? Our 2-bedroom, spacious apartment is perfect for you. For the same price as a single hotel room, you can get access to a newly renovated, fully-equipped kitchen, a modern bathroom and a lounge area with two couches and a flat-screen TV featuring a DVD player. The apartment can sleep up to 4 people. There are two bedrooms. One bedroom contains a queen bed. The second bedroom has two single beds. It also has its own entrance separate from the rest of the hostel, giving you complete privacy and your own haven close to lots of facilities. Our Christchurch apartment is great for travellers and locals alike. As our apartment sleeps up to 4 people, it is a great budget option for visitors.

The apartment contains everything you need for self-contained short term accommodation. It includes a large fridge, an electric oven, stove, sink, microwave, full cutlery, utensils and crockery. With our apartment, short-term accommodation in Christchurch has never been more affordable.

  • 2 Bedrooms, 1 queen and 1 twin room - 4 people max
  • Newly renovated kitchen and bathroom
  • Full disabled access
  • Free WiFi for each night you stay
  • Great for families and small groups
Check-in is normally after 2.00pm. You need to check out by 10.00 am, but we are usually flexible to your needs as long as you let us know in advance. Our office closes at 5.00pm but we can leave a late-pack out for you so you can check yourself in; please let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you will be later than 5.00pm. You can stop by earlier than the check-in time of 2pm and drop-off your bags and you can leave them here on the day you check out.
Our office is open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily, if you are arriving after office hours please contact us 24 hours before your arrival so we can advise you of our late arrival procedures.
We do not have any parks on-property, but we are located in a well-lit cul-de-sac with plenty of off-street parking. Please let us know if you are bringing a car. Common sense applies, please keep your valuables out of sight and keep your car locked.
Yes! All of our lodges have slightly different facilities, however most of our amazing bunk beds have large under-bed storage lockers big enough to fit a large backpack or medium-sized suitcase. You must provide your own padlock (most lodges sell these) & all luggage is stored at the owner’s risk. All of our private rooms are accessed via key.
You are welcome to drink alcohol that you have purchased in the common areas. Please do not take alcohol into the bedrooms and we ask that you be mindful of other guests – we enjoy a drink or two but we aren’t a party lodge!
We have a strict policy of no-smoking inside the lodge, but you are welcome to smoke outside. Please do it away from the building to be considerate towards others.
We ask for your credit card details as a security measure, such as if you were to leave without paying or you were to set off the fire alarm. The fire alarm has a $1,500 fine – and if you are the cause of it, you will be charged! So please be careful with heaters and be careful in the kitchen.
At certain types of the year we offer long-term accommodation if it is available at a reduced price. The minimal period for long-term prices is 1 week or longer. Please get in touch with us to see what we can do for you.
  1. We require full payment upon check in. Credit card details are required to confirm a booking.
  2. A deposit is not required, except for bookings over $300, which will be charged the first night’s payment at time of booking. This is refundable for cancellations made 48 hours before arrival date.
  3. All prices quoted are per person, per night, unless otherwise stated.
  4. Double and twin rooms sleep two people, but may be booked for one person only. In this circumstance the room rate will apply.
  5. Prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars, are subject to change without notice, and all persons are obliged to pay the overnight price current at the time of reservation.
  6. Haka Lodge, its employees and contractors accept no responsibility for personal accidents, injury suffered or loss or damage to personal property while on hostel property. Travel Insurance is recommended.
  7. The minimum age of guests is 18 years old but the Hostel Managers may accept bookings for under 18’s at their discretion.
  8. Haka Lodge, Haka Lodge Managers and staff retain the right to refuse accommodation at any time.
  9. Should your plans change, please contact the hostel directly as soon as possible.
  10. Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
  11. Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in.
  12. Bookings made through a third-party booking site are subject to that site’s terms and conditions. Please be aware these may differ from ours.
  13. During special events, or for the duration of a special offer, different terms & conditions may apply.
  14. Haka Lodge Group are not responsible for any loss or damage to property during your stay with us. If you feel something of yours has been stolen, please report it to reception and we will take you through the necessary steps to report this to the authorities.
  15. If you are caught using or stealing any other guest’s property and/or food, you will be asked immediately to leave the premises and charges may be laid against you.
  16. All non-guest visitors to Haka Lodges must make themselves known and sign-in at reception on arrival.
  17. Non-guest visitors are NOT allowed on Haka Lodge premises between 8pm-8am. Non-guests found on the premises between these times will be served with a Trespassing Notice and reported to the authorities where appropriate.
  1. Check in time is 14:00. If you arrive early, we offer free luggage storage until your room is ready.
  2. Check out time is 10:00. If you fail to check out on time, you will be charged a $50 late check out fee to the credit card you checked in with.
  3. Valid ID will be required at check in. Passports, driving licenses or government issues ID will be accepted.
  4. Any voucher given when booking pre-paid accommodation (from iSite etc) must be presented at check in. Full payment will be required if you do not have a voucher.
  1. Amendments to the date of arrival cannot be made on the day of arrival and will be treated as a same day cancellation. This is regardless of the time of booking.
  1. We will take full payment for the first night of your booking & the rest of your reservation will be cancelled.
  1. For cancellations notified 48 hours or later – no charge.
  2. For cancellations within 48 hours – we will take payment for the first night of your stay.
  3. We will take full payment for the first night of your booking & the rest of your reservation will be cancelled.
  4. If you have booked through a third party site and wish to cancel, you must do so through that third party site. We cannot cancel third party bookings.
  1. If the number of people in one room exceeds the number of beds paid for, Haka Lodge reserve the right to request payment for the extra guests and a trespass notice may be issued for everyone involved. In this case, no refund will be given.
  2. Any damages to the room or Haka Lodge property will be charged to the credit card given on check in.
  3. We accept moderate, social alcohol consumption on Haka Lodge premises, but management reserve the right to ask overtly intoxicated guests to leave the premises and refuse them future accommodation where deemed appropriate.
  4. Alcohol may only be consumed in communal living areas, such the lounge, kitchen or outdoor deck area and we ask that most drinking be done before 10:30pm in respect of other guests.
  5. Drugs are not permitted on Haka Lodge premises.
  6. Guests who set the fire alarm off with excess use of aerosol, use of matches or smoking cigarettes, will be charged the full fire service call out fee of $1500.
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