Temporary accommodation is usually a private fully-furnished room paid for on a daily or weekly basis.
Temporary accommodation options
Options in Christchurch include hotels and motels, hostels and backpackers, bed and breakfast, or privately rented rooms, houses and apartments. Temporary accommodation may be required if you are visiting UC, if you are travelling with a partner or family while searching for permanent accommodation, or if your hall of residence is not able to check you in when you arrive in Christchurch ie you arrive outside office hours or at weekends.
Short-term accommodation on campus
Temporary accommodation may be available for individual students at the self-catered Sonoda Christchurch Campus. Rooms are fully-furnished in shared apartments. The cost is:
- NZ$283 per week (NZ$289 in 2020) for a single room, minimum stay of two weeks.
Short-term accommodation off campus
Christchurch Student Accommodation offers short to long term accommodation for individual students, couples and small families. Located at 252 Riccarton Road, they are a short 10 minute walk to campus.
- NZ$265 per week for a twin studio unit or double studio unit, NZ$430 per week for a two-bedroom unit.
Walking distance to UC
- Academy Motor Lodge
From NZ$89 per night, on Creyke Road, directly opposite UC
- Aroha Bed and Breakfast
From NZ$78 per night (Sept/Oct), 5 minutes' walk to campus
- Apollo Motel
From NZ$110 per night, 8 minutes' walk to campus
- 298 Westside Motor Lodge
From NZ$115 per night, 10 minutes' walk to campus
- Christchurch Motel
From NZ$121 per night, 10 minutes' walk to campus
- Thistle Guest House
From NZ$60 per night, 15-20 minutes' walk to campus
- Anne and Tony Fogarty Homestay
From NZ$70 per night, 15-20 minutes' walk to campus
- Coachman Motel
From NZ$96 per night, 15-20 minutes' walk to campus
- 162 Kings of Riccarton Motel
From NZ$116 per night, 15-20 minutes' walk to campus
- Alumni House - Bed & Breakfast
From NZ$145 per night, 15-20 minutes' walk to campus
- Ashleigh Court Motel
From NZ$120 per night, 2 km from campus
Close to Christchurch International Airport
- Juicy Snooze Christchurch
From NZ$30 per night, free airport shuttle
- Airport Lodge Motel
From NZ$124 per night, free airport shuttle
- Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
From NZ$129 per night, free airport shuttle
- Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
From NZ$186 per night, free airport shuttle
Hotels and motels
Hostels and backpackers
Bed and breakfast
Privately rented rooms, houses and apartments
Contact Accommodation Services/Te Ratonga Nohonga or view the Accommodation Noticeboard located in the Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight Library (outside the UCSA Offices).