Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

Hotel Class
2 out of 5
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2.4 / 5
122 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Air Force Museum of New Zealand
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Riccarton House
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    University of Canterbury
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)
    8 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Quad Room (double bed + double deck bunk)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Quad Room (bunks + 2 singles)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Quad Room (Double + 2 Singles)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Quad Room)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Quad Room with hand basin)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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About this area


Located in Christchurch, Racecourse Backpackers Hostel is connected to a shopping centre and near the airport. The area's natural beauty can be seen at New Brighton Beach and Hagley Park, while International Antarctic Centre and Canterbury Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Horncastle Arena or AMI Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Air Force Museum of New Zealand - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    AMI Stadium - 6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Horncastle Arena - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Riccarton House - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    University of Canterbury - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 7 min drive
  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 8 min drive

About this property

Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

Hostel connected to a shopping centre in Christchurch with free parking
A business centre, laundry facilities and multilingual staff are available at this smoke-free hostel. Self parking is free. Other amenities include a garden and a picnic area. All 14 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and LCD TVs.
Racecourse Backpackers Hostel offers 14 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors. Each accommodation is individually furnished. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.



Check-in between 2 PM - 2 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: NZD 50 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Alcohol is not served at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Racecourse Backpackers Hostel Christchurch
  • Racecourse Backpackers Hostel
  • Racecourse Backpackers Christchurch
  • Racecourse Backpackers

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free nearby parking
  • Extended parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking spaces
  • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Return train station shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Guest services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English

Business services

  • Business centre


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Individually furnished

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


i dont like anything and i dont recommend this property very untidy but its cheap too

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019


Cheap. 1 bed made for 4 guests. But 3 beds in room. Only 2 pillows, 2 Towells, 2 blankets. Stank of smoke. Blanket had cigarette holes. Minimal heating - 1 heater didn’t work. The other was a small fan screwed to wall that couldn’t be moved to point anywhere other than at the desk.

Stayed 1 night in Aug. 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in May 2019


Very cheap price. In the suburbs of Christchurch. A small supermarket and fish and chips shop located just in front which is very convenient. The hostel has seen better days. Mattress was in a bad state and the sheets smelled strongly. Wifi worked fast and the TV has plenty of channels. Overall not great.

Stayed 1 night in Apr. 2019


Sheets were dirty. Had to go out and buy blankets because of how dirty they were.

Stayed 1 night in Mar. 2019

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