Kiwi House

373 Gloucester StreetChristchurch8011New Zealand
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About Kiwi House

Located just off of the major street of Fitzgerald Avenue, Kiwi House offers homely hostel accommodation in central Christchurch. On-site facilities include a sauna and free parking.

Private single and double rooms are on offer, alongside five and eight-bed dormitories. Accommodation comes with access to private lockers, whilst all bathroom facilities are shared.

The property includes an in-house living room with sofas and a TV, plus complimentary Wi-Fi. Self-service laundry, ironing facilities and a drying rack are also available at this hostel, as well as a local information board and coin-operated computer use.

A shared kitchen is available on site to enable self-catering. The facilities include an oven, stovetops, microwave, kettle and toaster. Plus, there is an outside BBQ area and herb garden.

Canterbury Museum and Hagley Park are located around two and a half kilometres to the west of Kiwi House, whilst Christchurch Art Gallery is under two kilometres away. AMI Stadium is just over five kilometres from this hostel.


373 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)3779287 | Fax: +64(3)3779282 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna


  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Welcoming and helpful staff

The staff of this property are consistently praised by guests for presenting an excellent standard of customer service. Reviews state that their friendly and helpful nature creates a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere on site, something greatly valued by guests.

On-site communal facilities

Significant praise is directed at the communal facilities on site at this accommodation. The shared kitchen area and guest lounge are both felt to add further convenience to the property and provide guests with a homely and social atmosphere.

Good cleanliness levels

Most reviews find that the cleanliness levels of this hostel are good. Guests suggest that regular housekeeping is undertaken in both the bedrooms and communal areas of the property, ensuring a hygienic environment throughout.

Negative Reviews

Distance to the city centre

This property is often criticised for being quite far from the direct centre of Christchurch. Guests report that it is a significant walk to many of the key points of interest and shopping areas of the city.

Small rooms

Both the private and shared dormitory rooms of this hostel are consistently labelled as particularly small. This is felt to decrease the comfort of the accommodation, with the dormitories felt to lack enough personal space for the amount of occupants it provides beds for.

Slow Wi-Fi service

Guests frequently suggest that the Wi-Fi service provided by this hostel is not of a good-enough standard. Reviewers are frustrated at the speed of the Wi-Fi and state that at peak times it is almost impossible to use. A quicker service would improve the convenience of the property in the opinion of many guests.

Rating Overview

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8 out of 10 based on 206 reviews