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4.1 out of 5

"We stayed in a double room with shared bathroom - in room number 5. Would recommend people to not request room 5 as I can imagine other rooms would ha ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 08 Dec 2018

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Hotel Description

At Haka Lodge Christchurch - Hostel you'll be within a 20-minute walk of Avon Heathcote Estuary and 1.7 km (1 mi) from Eastgate Mall. Highlights at this hostel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

All 12 rooms feature satellite TV and DVD players. Bathrooms are shared.

This hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and a microwave in a common area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this Woolston hostel include Christchurch Gondola and New Brighton Beach.

Exclusive Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Economy Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Haka Lodge Christchurch - Hostel ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Haka Lodge Christchurch - Hostel

Everyone (9) Couples (2)
4 out of 5
We stayed in a double room with shared bathroom - in room number 5. Would recommend people to not request room 5 as I can imagine other rooms would have been more comfortable. Room 5 is kind of isolated, right next to the reception room and quite far from the toilets/showers in that you have to go downstairs then up different stairs. Room lighting was also quite dark. There are signs to keep quiet after 10.30pm but it was the manager and his friends who were the noisiest after that time which was ironic. Generally though it was a comfortable stay and felt clean.

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Dec. 2018 by Haka Lodge Christchurch

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback - we've already put a brighter bulb in the room thanks to it :-) Our Economy Double room is indeed further from bathrooms than our standard Doubles, but does mean we ask less for it for those prioritising their budget. Whilst we do like being a small and sociable lodge, making sure our guests get a good night's sleep is absolutely a priority and we do take it very seriously so it's not alright that it carried to your room and we're sorry we could've done better! Glad you liked our clean and comfy home-away-from-home though and hope we can welcome you in again some day!

5 out of 5

Great friendly staff, room comfortable.

Pros: Terrific staff, lovely building ... very comfortable. We saw hedgehogs on our first night and this was a cool experience for us.
Cons: Cannot think of anything to improve, heaps of hot water and both guests and staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Location: This was a great starting off place to our NZ trip ... plenty of things to do around Christchurch including the gondola. Very pretty spot.
We enjoyed so very much our first night in Christchurch staying in Haka Lodge. The staff were excellent, friendly and accommodating. The lodge is close to facilities such as shops etc, and is quite lovely inside. We found it very warm and inviting. There were many brochures to enable travellers to find local points of interest, together with further suggestions for more distant areas in New Zealand. Very highly recommend this lovely spot ... would stay there again anytime!

Posted by , from New South Wales, Australia on 16 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Dec. 2017 by Martina Mestek

Hi Pat. I am happy you had a great time at our Lodge! and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.We do try and make the best of our location and size. We are all friends and see our guests as such too :) Kind Regards

3 out of 5

Nice place but as alcohol allowed for teens !!

Separate portion was good but as I need a single room & they insisted to have twin including lounge so out of my limited budget..

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Aug. 2017 by Sheryl Botha

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about our lodge. As we do not allow guests under 18 years of age there is no concern around under age drinking at this hostel. As we are a very popular, small establishment we cannot guarantee the room of your choice or budget will be available unless you book in advance unfortunately. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.

3 out of 5

Good value for the price.

It was just a room. No ensuite. Shared bathrooms of which one was not working. Guess it's good value for the price tag. The shared kitchen, living room etc was good and chilled out. You'll love the place provided you are in the <30 age bracket! I would definitely recommend it to my younger friends.

Posted by , from SYD on 14 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5
My partner and I enjoyed our stay immensely. Highly recommend.

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Helpful staff, very cosy and clean
Cons: The weather on both occasions i stayed
Facilities: Home away from home; Cleanliness: Spotless; Second time I have stayed here. I wanted somewhere to chill and watch tv in bed before my flight back to Australia. Highly recommend.

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Regional QLD on 1 May 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Very clean kitchen
Cons: Too far from everything
Location: Too far from cityairport
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Affordable, Economical; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Beautiful;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 2 Feb. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: The view was fantastic, trees and more trees
Cons: Cleanses of bed sheet. Smell like someone wore intense perfume and it he smell lingered
Location: Tranquil
Value: Reasonable; Cleanliness: Neat;

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: No traffic noise
Cons: Untidy outside need warmer bedding
Location: Tranquil
Facilities: Typical; Value: Average price; Service: Basic; Cleanliness: Pleasant; car parking on open street

Posted by , from New Zealand - Otago on 17 Nov. 2013

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3 out of 5
Location: didnt stay here
Value: didnt stay here; we were. booked into alternate accommodation without consultation, had to followup about refund of accommodation cost difference

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 20 Oct. 2013

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About the Haka Lodge Christchurch - Hostel

Location 518 Linwood Ave., Christchurch, 8062

Property Features

As a guest of Haka Lodge Christchurch - Hostel, you'll find a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. WiFi is free in public spaces. Haka Lodge Christchurch - Hostel also features a garden, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Christchurch hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1993
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) (14.9 km / 9.3 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (8.2 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Haka Lodge Christchurch - Hostel offers 12 accommodations with DVD players. 22-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. This Christchurch hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (on request)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 5:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Haka Lodge Hostel
  • Haka Lodge Christchurch - Hostel Christchurch
  • Haka Lodge Christchurch
  • Haka Lodge Christchurch - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.