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Vagabond Backpackers

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Apartment, 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Apartment, 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Vagabond Backpackers

Vagabond Backpackers

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Christchurch

7.0/10 Good

30 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
232 Worcester Street, Christchurch, 8011

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 22 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 15 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 21 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 27 min drive


  • Beat Street - 4 min walk
  • Table at Monks - 7 min walk
  • Mediterranean Food Company - 8 min walk
  • Sakimoto - 8 min walk
  • O.G.B Bar & Cafe - 9 min walk

About this property

Vagabond Backpackers

Vagabond Backpackers is a great choice for a stay in Christchurch. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. The accommodation gets good marks from fellow travellers for being overall comfort.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • 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 daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival 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
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Television in common areas


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Weekly housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 20 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Vagabond Backpackers Hostel Christchurch
Vagabond Backpackers Hostel
Vagabond Backpackers Christchurch
Vagabond Backpackers Hotel Christchurch
Vagabond Backpackers Christchurch
Vagabond Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Vagabond Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Vagabond Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Vagabond Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Vagabond Backpackers?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Vagabond Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (18-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Vagabond Backpackers and nearby?
Vagabond Backpackers has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Vagabond Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Beat Street (4-min walk), Table at Monks (7-min walk) and Mediterranean Food Company (8-min walk).
What's the area around Vagabond Backpackers like?
Vagabond Backpackers is a short 9-minute walk from New Regent Street and 18 minutes' walk from Christchurch Casino.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

good hostel in good central location
Good location to centre. We were arriving outside office hours but they left a hand written note and map that we appreciated with the key. Private room was comfortable but outside walk to toilets and showers. Good hostel stay.
Nicholas, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The railing on the steps to the 2nd floor was loose. There was a bed mattress in the hallway The place was well vacuumed
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

It probably hasn’t been cleaned I feel like they just make the bed after you (without fresh sheets) The smell was overwhelming the minute you walk in and there is literally crap everywhere.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Conveniently located. Very helpful, friendly manager - flexible and willing to accommodate our needs.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay with great hosts
This hostel is very warm and welcoming where the all the receptionists are friendly and helpful. It is in a great location close to the city and shops. It is also very clean with all the amenities required
Robert, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Caio, 2-night trip with friends
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