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Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

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Individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets
Individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets
Individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets
Individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
130 Racecourse Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, 8042

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRiccarton Park3 min walk
  • Popular LocationAir Force Museum of New Zealand3 min drive
  • Popular LocationBush Inn Centre3 min drive
  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)8 min drive

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About this area


Located in Christchurch, Racecourse Backpackers Hostel is connected to a shopping centre. Riccarton Park and Russley Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Bush Inn Centre and Riccarton Road. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Addington Raceway or Horncastle Arena.

What's nearby

  • Riccarton Park - 3 min walk
  • Air Force Museum of New Zealand - 3 min drive
  • Bush Inn Centre - 3 min drive
  • University of Canterbury - 4 min drive
  • Canterbury Agricultural Park - 7 min drive


  • Southern Spices - 12 min walk
  • Sakura - 3 min drive
  • Seven Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Monster Chicken - 3 min drive
  • Joe's Garage - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 7 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 8 min drive

About this property

Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

Hostel connected to a shopping centre in Sockburn with free parking
Along with a business centre, this smoke-free hostel has laundry facilities and multilingual staff. Self parking is free. Other amenities include a garden and a picnic area. All 14 rooms provide in-room 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. This Christchurch hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Extended parking on site (surcharge)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free off-site parking
  • 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 any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Shared bathroom


  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Individually furnished

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


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

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.

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 may be 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 guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

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

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Racecourse Backpackers
Racecourse Backpackers Christchurch
Racecourse Backpackers Hostel
Racecourse Backpackers Hostel Christchurch
Racecourse Backpackers Hostel Christchurch
Racecourse Backpackers Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 122 reviews
5 - Excellent 3%
Rating 4 - Good. 21 out of 122 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 27 out of 122 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 40 out of 122 reviews
2 - Poor 33%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 30 out of 122 reviews
1 - Terrible 25%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
i dont like anything and i dont recommend this property very untidy but its cheap too
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
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

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family, Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Sheets were dirty. Had to go out and buy blankets because of how dirty they were.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019