Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

Why should you book your student housing with us?

Finding and booking your student home can be overwhelming, and we are committed to making it safe and easy. That is why over 5 million students from over 177 countries trust us each year to find a place suitable to their needs!

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No service charges or hidden fees - the rent is all you pay.

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With over 1.5 million student rooms, we have something to suit every preference. Studios, private rooms, shared apartments, shared rooms - we’ve got them all.

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Student Accommodation Options in Christchurch

Moving out to study and looking for some great options of student housing in Christchurch? Leave all your housing worries to us! With Unilodgers, you will be able to choose from tons of options of affordable and comfortable student housing in Christchurch starting from NZ$150. These apartments are well-equipped with all the amenities you will ever need to make you feel right at home. Your ideal student accommodation near the University of Canterbury and University of Otago awaits you! Ranging from housing options like ensuites, studios, shared rooms, student halls and student flats, you will be spoilt for choice for student apartments here. So scroll down and explore your options. We’re sure, you’ll find the perfect one!

Here are your accommodation options:

  • Shared rooms: Students share a bathroom, kitchen, and common space
     
  • Private rooms: Offer a personal study space and shared common kitchen and living room
     
  • Studio flats: Studio accommodation offers students complete privacy with a sleeping area, study space, bathroom, and kitchen
     
  • Entire flat: Offers a bedroom, study space, ensuite bathroom, and wardrobe

The houses for rent in Christchurch are expertly styled for different tastes and preferences, all of them cater to the needs of the modern student Our accommodations in the city come fully furnished to the highest of standards to ensure a comfortable stay. All our Christchurch properties are located close to public transport, have amazing facilities (like gyms, Instagrammable rooftop terraces, gaming lounges, and theatre rooms), and a range of apartments. Share your accommodations with roommates, enjoy the luxury of an en suite room or live solo in a studio.
 

Living in Christchurch as a Student

  • Cost of living: Christchurch is quite a pocket-friendly city to live in for students, especially when it comes to housing and the easy reach around the city. If you’re wondering about the living cost for students here to give you an idea, your internet/phone bill will come around $15-$35 and transport could be around $25. 
     
  • Student-friendly locations: The welcoming neighbourhoods like Ilam and Sonoda Village are preferred by most students and are perfect to settle in.
     
  • Rent for students: We understand the needs of a student. Keeping that in mind, our student flats to rent in Christchurch start from NZ$150 and have offers up to NZ$50 to make it affordable and convenient. 
     

Student Life in Christchurch

A unique and vibrant city on the rise, Christchurch is favoured for its appropriate location. The city’s mountainous location will make you go from taking a lecture to skiing in no time. The diverse culinary scene, art exhibitions, music festivals and sporting events will keep you entertained throughout the year. Christchurch also has an abundance of parks and gardens, restaurants, bars, farmers markets and vineyards!

  • Restaurants and Cafes:  Your evenings and nights are gonna thrive like never before in Christchurch housing, especially when it comes to eating out. The city is rebuilding itself with diverse eateries popping up. Head to Twenty Seven Steps, Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, Smash Palace and Penny Black Victorian Tearoom.
  • Supermarkets and Retail: Head for grocery shopping on a budget with fresh produce or indulge in some handmade crafts at Countdown, Pak'nSave and New World. Retail is a delight in Christchurch with South Island’s biggest mall Northlands Shopping Mall or Westfield Riccarton, to the boutique New Regent Street.
     
  • Outdoors: The appropriate location of the city is a visual treat in itself. The impressive natural wonders and outdoor adventures will never let you have a dull weekend! Visit the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Aoraki Mount Cook National Park to discover the natural beauty of New Zealand.

Student Travel in Christchurch

Getting around Christchurch is easy thanks to the various public transport options available. With buses being the primary mode of transport due to their easy availability, various private and rental transport options also make getting around a breeze. 

  • Buses: Buses are the most common way to get around with the Christchurch Metro bus network running frequently. It is recommended to purchase a MetroCard for cheaper and more convenient travel.
     
  • Biking & walking: The city layout is flat which makes it convenient for biking and walking. There are various dedicated cycleways, lanes and pathways making it a popular, eco-friendly and affordable transport option.
     

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