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Sonoda Village

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Living area
Living room
In-room dining
Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Sonoda Village

Sonoda Village

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
32 Dovedale Ave, Christchurch, Ilam, 8041

Explore the area

  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)10 min drive
  • Popular LocationOrana Wildlife Park21 min drive
  • Popular LocationNew Brighton Beach26 min drive
  • Popular LocationSumner Beach29 min drive

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About this area


Sonoda Village is located in Christchurch. Riccarton Park and Russley Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Margaret Mahy Playground and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Horncastle Arena or AMI Stadium.

What's nearby

  • University of Canterbury - 6 min walk
  • Bush Inn Centre - 18 min walk
  • Orana Wildlife Park - 21 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 26 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 12 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 10 min drive


  • Tandoori Palace - 18 min walk
  • Hachi Hachi - 19 min walk
  • Coriander's - 19 min walk
  • Foo San - 19 min walk
  • Zab Thai - 20 min walk

About this property

Sonoda Village

Christchurch hostel in Ilam with fitness centre and business centre
This smoke-free hostel features a fitness centre, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a business centre, a meeting room and laundry facilities are on-site. All 550 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus coffee makers and showers. Guests will also find desks and free toiletries.
Sonoda Village offers 550 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. This Christchurch hostel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a fitness centre.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • A meeting room


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Desk

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and Union Pay; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system

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

Christchurch Campus Summer Stays UCA Hostel
Campus Summer Stays UCA Hostel
Christchurch Campus Summer Stays UCA
Campus Summer Stays UCA
Sonoda Village Christchurch
Christchurch Campus Summer Stays UCA
Sonoda Village Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Sonoda Village Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Christchurch

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 0 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 0%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 3 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 3 reviews
2 - Poor 33%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 3 reviews
1 - Terrible 33%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Poor environmental hygiene and unfriendly services provided by the female staff: 1) Towel of the precedent was displaced on the corridor to ny room. Nobody did any warship in the pantry and bathroom. 2) I had requested for the login and password of the WiFi for several times but the unhelpful female staff in the reception of the office insisted to offer any assistance. Then I asked her if there was any pillow case provided. The female staff replied that pillow case should be bought but is was out of her working hours. Then why was she still in the office? On the second day, I asked the same staff for the login and password for WiFi . After making several requests, she then got one piece of paper slip from the basket consisting piles of prepared slips. Then I understood that everything was ready for distribution but only the staff refused to offer any assistance. What kind of service did she offer me in an university! Really very disappointed.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good place to stay if you're travelling alone. Comfortable room in quiet setting. About 15 mins. from the airport and about 20 mins. from the city centre by bus.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not a hotel, this is a hostel.
This was another hostel run by a college, this is not a hotel.