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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is your hostel from the City centre?

We are a 10-15 minute walk to the central City and Central Bus Station. We’ve got a bus stop from just around the corner if you would like to take the bus.

We also have 2 bikes available to hire, these bikes are ideal for getting around the city. These bikes come with a basket, helmet and lock. $10 for 1 hour $18 for half day (4 hours) $25 for full day (8 hours), contact the hostel to book.

What is a good place to get some food?

We just discovered the Little High Eatery and are big fans! It is a new and modern marketplace with 8 different local businesses. From wood fired pizza to sushi and don’t forget to try an amazing Bacon Brothers burger. It’s located on 181 High Street, about a 10-15 minute walk from ATW.

Beside Little High there are A LOT of restaurants and cafés in Christchurch to choose from.

Pomeroy’s, Comfy tavern with a traditional, UK-style vibe offering a vast beer selection & inventive pub grub is just around the corner from us. If you want to grab a quick something, Subway is only a 5 min walk away and Dominos Pizza delivers to our door.

What is the nearest supermarket?

Piko Whole foods is just up the road from us.

A smaller supermarket, Fresh Choice, is a 10 min walk away, near the bus exchange.

PaknSave, Countdown, & New World are a 20-25 minute walk.

Is there free parking at your hostel?

We have a few off street parking spots, first in, first served. Do not leave valuables in your car and keep it locked. Free on street parking is available on Barbadoes Street, a one way street.

How do I get to and from the airport?

Take a shuttle or Uber.

If you want to save some money you can catch the bus at the airport for $8.50 or just outside of the airport across the road from the Sudima Hotel $4.00. Get off the bus at the Christchurch Bus Interchange, we are about 15 min away by foot or you can hop on the Yellow or Orange line (using the same bus ticket) and get off at Stop 46339, Gloucester St near Barbadoes Street.

You can find more information about the metro bus service and timetables here.

Can I Check In after 4pm?

If you’re arriving after 4pm, we will email you our late arrival instructions.

What is there to do in Christchurch?

There is lots to do in Christchurch. We understand it is often difficult to find all the fun and interesting places and local hangouts so we have compiled a list of websites where you can find everything you would ever want to find and experience during your stay in Christchurch.

Can I use Union Pay at your hostel?

Yes you most definitely can use Union Pay as payment at our Hostel.

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    I liked their own style of the hostel. It has a backyard, a TV room very nice, but the computer room with a small library was the best part in my opinion. The rooms are good too. Each bed has their own light attached to the wall and a pocket where you can save your belongings.

    New Zealand

    The staff are super helpful & amazing. The location is quite good, walking distance to city centre & many tourist attractions as well. Definitely recommend for solo travelers. Thanks.

    United Kingdom

    Friendly people, meet backpackers from around the world and big kitchen area to cook and congregate, well kept, safe.