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Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel

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Front of property
Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Double Room | Free WiFi
Mixed Dorm (1 Bed out of 6) | Free WiFi

Overview of Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel

Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Christchurch City Centre

7.0/10 Good

13 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
70 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, 8013

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 17 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 13 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 27 min drive


  • Vic's Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Hachi Hachi - 4 min walk
  • Sun Dog Diner - 4 min walk
  • Thai Container - 4 min walk
  • Pepperberry - 5 min walk

About this property

Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel

When visiting Christchurch, Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel is a great choice to consider. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking.


Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (9:30 AM - 1:30 PM) and Monday - Sunday (2:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (14 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike storage


  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Bike parking


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 20 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (9-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel and nearby?
Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Vic's Cafe (4-min walk), Hachi Hachi (4-min walk) and Sun Dog Diner (4-min walk).
What's the area around Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel like?
Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel is a short 9-minute walk from Christchurch Casino and 10 minutes' walk from Hagley Park.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Fair

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Stayed 2nights in private double. Late check in email stated room would be unlocked - it wasn't. Nobody answered the phone. We had to stretch in the window to unlock the door. The room stank. Really horrible old damp smell. Next day we were locked out of our room with our belongings inside "pending payment" - payment had been taken online already. Took 5 phone calls to get keys to our room sorted.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

2/10 Poor

Worst hostel I've ever stayed in
The check-in system is non-existent and if you are a traveller you have to conjure up a phone to call someone who may not even be in the same building. I was only shown one set of toilets and didn't find out about the rest until the next day when I discovered each bathroom is closed for an hour at some point during the day. Not secure at all, as anyone could walk in the front door and then into any of the rooms that don't have a lock. Add to this that if you wish to use one of the pitiful lockers in your room, you will need an additional padlock as combination lockers were apparently too difficult to source. Contrary to the self-written description the beds are of awful quality and rickety, and I repeatedly got up in the morning covered in tiny bite marks. Fellow guests had no respect and would play music, talk, smoke, and drink until all hours of the morning. Plus the tidy room policy was not enforced at all. Free wifi and free parking are gross over-exaggerations given that they are both extremely limited. Mouldy food was left in the fridge and not cleared out by staff, and I didn't feel comfortable with leaving anything in there. At no point was it mentioned before arriving that I wouldn't be able to extend my stay as there is a maximum one-week policy, but the area was convenient, even if I hated it. To have a 7-night policy is completely ridiculous given that backpackers would probably have an extended reason to be needing a bed.
It was never attended.
'Clean room policy'
Could staff not bin stuff like this?
Katherine, 7-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

multiculturalism at its best
Lots of youthful energy from different parts of the world
hinengakau, 9-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Not the best place to stay in the city , but what can you say for the money it’s a good value,
3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hostel
Great hostel , clean & good location
Ashleigh, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was nice the people were nice and helpful who were staying there, the people who worked the reception was nice and helpful as well! A place to stay indeed
1-night trip
Verified guest review