Second year+, self-catered. Facility provided by the University of Canterbury, and operated by UniLodge.

Hayashi is a purpose-built facility completed in 2018 of 16 two-storey townhouses to accommodate individual students and couples in their second year of study and beyond.  It is located on the Dovedale campus adjacent to Sonoda and approximately 15 minutes' walk to main campus facilities.  

Although identical in appearance there are two layouts totalling 90 rooms including 10 self-contained units. One layout contains five rooms on two floors. The second layout contains five rooms plus a self-contained unit. Three townhouses have wheelchair accessible facilities. Each house offers shared kitchen, living, bathroom, and laundry facilities and is thermally insulated with energy efficient appliances.  Depending on demand, alcohol-free and/or single-gender townhouses are available.

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 Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Bed Size Bathroom options Rooms Rent per week 2023 - 48/52 weeks (NZ$) Rent 48 weeks 2023 (NZ$) Rent 52 weeks 2023 (NZ$) Plus Deposit (NZ$)
King single Shared with one other room
(2:1 bathroom ratio)
15 $266/$253 $12,768 $13,156 $800
Double Shared with one other room
(2:1 bathroom ratio)
3 $276/$262 $13,248 $13,624 $800
King single Two bathrooms shared with 4 other rooms
(5:2 bathroom ratio)
30 $255/$242 $12,240 $12,584 $800
Double Two bathrooms shared with 4 other rooms
(5:2 bathroom ratio)
20 $266/$253 $12,768 $13,156 $800
Double Ensuite (own bathroom) 6 $287/$273 $13,776 $14,196 $800
King single Accessible bathroom shared with one other room
(2:1 bathroom ratio)
6 $266/$253 $12,768 $13,156 $800
Double Self-contained studio unit (couples only) 10 $324 - $16,848 $800

Students apply for:
Hayashi - Single room (5:2)
Hayashi - Premium single room (2:1)
Hayashi - Double room (single occupancy) (5:2)
Hayashi - Premium double room (single occupancy) (2:1)
Hayashi - Double ensuite room (single occupancy).  

Couples apply for the term "Couples/Family Accommodation" and indicate a preference for a room type in the online application form.

As the self-contained units are in high demand, contracts are not extended. Students must source accommodation in the private rental market beyond the contract end date. Accommodation is prioritised for international students new to New Zealand.

Total Fees

$13,040 - $14,576 (48 weeks) - 2023 Fees
$13,384 - $14,996 (52 weeks) - 2023 Fees

Facilities

  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury King single and double beds
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Bookshelves
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Wardrobe
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Desk
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Heating
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Living room and dining furniture
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Television
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Shared bathrooms (6 ensuites)
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Shared washing machine and dryer
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Wifi
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Secure bike storage

Internet

Unlimited for UC students - an internet account is activated on acceptance of formal enrolment offer.

Contract dates

Monday 16 January to Monday 18 December 2023 (48 weeks)
Monday 16 January 2023 to Monday 15 January 2024 (52 weeks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$12,240 - $13,776 (48 weeks)
$12,584 - $14,196 (52 weeks)

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$200

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Car parking (optional)
Student permit parking on campus
https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/life/parking/student-parking/apply-for-permit/

Meal plan to dine at University Hall (optional)
Breakfast - $10.00
Lunch - $13.00
Dinner - $16.00
Weekly dinner plan - $95.00
Weekly meal plan - $177.00

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Laundry
Included in fees

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$800 ($300 administration fee, $200 residential life fee, $300 contingency fee)

Payment 2 (16 January)
$1,275 - $1,435 (5 week's rent) - 48 weeks
$1,210 - $1,365 (5 week's rent) - 52 weeks

Fortnightly thereafter
$510 - $574 - 48 weeks
$484 - $546 - 52 weeks

Total Fees

$18,532 (2023 Fees)

Facilities

  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Double bed
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Bookshelves
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Wardrobe
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Desk
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Heating
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Kitchen with basic essentials
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Living room and dining furniture
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Television
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Own bathroom
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Washing machine and dryer
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Wifi throughout
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Secure bike storage

Internet

Unlimited for UC students - an internet account is activated on acceptance of formal enrolment offer.

Contract dates

Flexible start date (52 weeks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$17,732

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$200

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Car parking (optional)
Student permit parking on campus
https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/life/parking/student-parking/apply-for-permit/

Meal plan to dine at University Hall (optional)
Breakfast - $10.00
Lunch - $13.00
Dinner - $16.00
Weekly dinner plan - $95.00
Weekly meal plan - $177.00

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Laundry
Included in fees

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Five weeks paid upfront then fortnightly payments thereafter.

More information

Statement of Intent

"Live the UniLodge Life."

UniLodge has been providing pastoral care for students for over 20 years and our Residential Life Program aims to foster inclusive communities through a diverse range of events and initiatives to support residents to achieve academic success.
We understand that university is a transformative time in a student’s life, and we build our program around this to inspire development, build lifelong friendships, and support students through any challenges they may encounter.

All of our staff receive training and resources to be able to assist students to access the right support for them, ranging from helping residents adapt to living away from home, accessing financial support, or helping them find a counsellor to talk things through.
UniLodge has strong industry partnerships with universities and other institutions to help students navigate their options, as well as inform them of community-based resources.

Each resident is a unique individual and can expect from UniLodge, an environment that has clear, reasonable and effective practices, and that aligns with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary and International Learners.

Postal Address

UniLodge Hayashi
32 Dovedale Avenue
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
T: +64 (03) 266 0400
E: hayashi@unilodge.co.nz

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