Foley Towers hostel is probably one of the best places in Christchurch for indepenedent backpackers that wish to avoid the big noisy groups that are more common to the bigger hostels around the city center. Although quiet and small, it is pretty much centrally located and is a good place to start your trip in NZ's southern island or to 'recharge your batteries' before moving on. Owners are extremely nice and helpful. Caters mostly to young backpackers, but in my opinion should also be considered as a solid option for mid-range budget travellers that are looking for somewhat friendlier / less detached experience ( in comparison to those that the bigger motels / hotels usually offer) . Discounts are available if you have your BBH club card with you!
Tasman Bay Backpackers is a a really nice hostel found not to far from the city center on Weka st, and we stayed there for 1 night so we can get a nice shower and a more comfy bed before we continue trekking in Nelson Lakes National Park. Personally, this place is memorable because of two reasons: