10 Best Budget Accommodation in Christchurch

© Southwark Apartments

Where to Find Budget Accommodation in Christchurch

Save money on your trip to Christchurch with these affordable accommodation options in Christchurch. Whether you’re a solo traveller, couple or a group of friends, this list will have at least one budget accommodation in Christchurch for you. We’re talking holiday parks, motels, apartments and hotels all under that NZ$130 price tag for your own private room in Christchurch. If you’re looking for something cheaper, consider checking out these Christchurch Hostels instead.

These are the Christchurch budget accommodation that we consider some of the best offerings in the South Island city. This is based off inclusions such as WiFi, parking, kitchen facilities or something a little extra. Of course, price is a huge factor too, as is the location. We try to feature locations from all over the city to suit most travellers needs.

To accompany your budget stay in Christchurch, why not try these 15 Free or Cheap Things to Do in Christchurch?

1. BreakFree on Cashel

Super central location? Check! Affordable private rooms? Check! Sleek and modern rooms with a private bathroom? Check check check! That’s why BreakFree on Cashel makes it to the top of the list for those travellers, perhaps without a car or want a classy but affordable place to stay in the heart of Christchurch. There are a huge range of double rooms varying in bed size, plus family rooms. The first 500mb of WiFi is free and parking is an additional charge.

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2. New City Hotel

Half hotel, half hostel, New City Hotel provides some of the cheapest private rooms in Christchurch. Plus, the hotel is well within walking distance of the city centre. Whether you’re a solo traveller, couple or a few friends, there is a super affordable room for you here with en-suite bathrooms and fridge. There are shared kitchen and laundry facilities should you want to save some money on food and cook for yourself. Get some inspiration for quick, easy and cheap meals to make here. WiFi is also included.

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3. Southwark Apartments

We wished we lived here. Not only are the Southwark Apartments are within walking distance of the city centre, but the studios or apartments also have everything you need for a self-contained stay in Christchurch. Kitchen, TV, lounge, free WiFi (3GB, not bad) and more are included.

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4. Sandy Feet Accommodation

Base yourself in the beach suburb of New Brighton and get that local experience. Sandy Feet Accommodation offers twin and double rooms at an extremely affordable price with either a patio, garden or balcony view. Free parking and free WiFi are available too, plus, don’t pass up on the full English breakfast for just NZ$10!

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© Sandy Feet Accommodation

5. Airport Silver Fern Accommodation

After or before a long flight, stay at the Airport Silver Fern Accommodation. This homely accommodation provides private single, double and triple rooms for travellers. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and airport shuttle pick-up and drop-off.

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© Airport Silver Fern Accommodation

6. North South Holiday Park

Right on the edge of the city and only 5 minutes drive away from the airport, North South Holiday Park is well worth considering for your stay in Christchurch on a budget. There is a huge range of cabins, studios and cottages available for solo travellers to families. Enjoy modern facilities, either a private kitchen or communal kitchens. Plus, have a dip in the pool.

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7. Johns Motel & Holiday Park

If you have your own transport and prefer to stay out of town, then consider Johns Motel & Holiday Park. Johns Motel is right next to the Willowbank Reserve for seeing native wildlife. Plus, free parking, private double rooms, chalets and studios are available. Some rooms have a private kitchen and lounge facilities, or you will need to make use of the communal kitchen and other facilities.

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© Johns Motel & Holiday Park

8. South Brighton Holiday Park

Stay in the popular beach suburb of New Brighton. South Brighton Holiday Park offers super cheap double and twin rooms. Enjoy proximity to amazing coastal views and walks. Kitchen, bathrooms and laundry are shared facilities.

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9. 53 Southern Comfort Motel

Situated on the popular Bealey Avenue, 53 Southern Comfort Motel is ideal for travellers with a car thanks to free parking and a close drive to the city centre and the airport. They offer studios and apartments so you can have your own space for you or your and your partner to relax and prepare your meals. What’s more, did we mention the swimming pool?

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© 53 Southern Comfort Motel

10. 136 On Bealey Motel

Finally on our list of best budget accommodation in Christchurch, 136 on Bealey Motel is at the higher price point of affordable accommodation for a touch of luxury. The spacious studios and suites are ideal for travelling couples and families who want to treat themselves. Spacious rooms, private patio, kitchen facilities (what’s included varies with each room), free parking and free WiFi, who’s complaining?

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© 136 On Bealey Motel


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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