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Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

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 Quad Room (double bed + double deck bunk) | Individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel in Christchurch, connected to a shopping centre

122 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
130 Racecourse Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, 8042
Main amenities
  • Business centre
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Area shuttle
  • Casino shuttle
  • Shopping centre shuttle
  • Train station pick-up service
  • Train station drop-off service
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sockburn
  • Hagley Park - 8 min drive
  • Christchurch Casino - 11 min drive
  • Cathedral Square - 12 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 31 min drive
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 19 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 8 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 7 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 14 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)


  • Burger King - 3 min drive
  • Avonhead Tavern - 3 min drive
  • Carscouplands Bakery - 10 min walk
  • Golden Boat Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • Couplands Bakeries - 3 min drive

About this property

Racecourse Backpackers Hostel

Racecourse Backpackers Hostel is only 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from the airport and offers drop-off service (available 24 hours). Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers like the WiFi.


Chinese (Mandarin), English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • 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 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site extended parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport drop-off on request(available 24 hours a day)*
  • Train station shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*
  • Shopping centre shuttle*
  • Casino shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Working away

  • Business centre


  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: NZD 50 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Local area shuttle, casino shuttle and shopping centre shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 per cent


  • Extended parking is available for an extra charge


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.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Racecourse Backpackers Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Racecourse Backpackers 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.
Are pets allowed at Racecourse Backpackers Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Racecourse Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Racecourse Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Racecourse Backpackers Hostel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
Is there an on-site casino at Racecourse Backpackers Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (11-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Racecourse Backpackers Hostel and nearby?
Racecourse Backpackers Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Racecourse Backpackers Hostel like?
Racecourse Backpackers Hostel is in Sockburn, a short 8-minute drive from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) and 3 minutes' walk from Riccarton Park.






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Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Fair

i dont like anything and i dont recommend this property very untidy but its cheap too
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
DC, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
Daniel, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Sheets were dirty. Had to go out and buy blankets because of how dirty they were.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

it was ok. it could have done with another shower cubicle and a tidy up of the grounds as there was not much room left under the veranda otherwise it was a good place to stay.
2-night family trip
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