We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch

165 Cashel Street, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (422)
Room & Suite (208)
Dining (21)

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#48 of 150 hotels in Christchurch
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Innovative, stylish and in the centre of Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island, you’ll find BreakFree on Cashel the ideal place to stay. Offering all of the facilities that you would expect in a modern hotel, BreakFree on Cashel is ideally located in the Christchurch CBD so you can walk to many of the city’s sights then retreat back to your cosy hotel room after a busy day exploring the area. BreakFree on Cashel features several pod style rooms which include the latest amenities such as wireless internet (WiFi) with the first 30 minutes free (fee applies thereafter), in room movies, LCD smart TV with paid digital channels (Sky TV), along with a fridge and bathrooms with shower and mood lighting. Fresh and unique, with eclectic features that set this hotel apart, BreakFree on Cashel’s interiors have sleek and stylish surfaces, which speak of the energetic nature of Christchurch. **Please note: NO CANCELLATIONS OR AMENDMENTS** This hotel does not accept cash as a payment method. Credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted to buy goods and services.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Street parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
3493Reviews16Q+A100Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 1,105
  • 1,418
  • 572
  • 208
  • 191
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
Yvonne P wrote a review 13 Feb
Coventry, United Kingdom53 contributions34 helpful votes
Bar/ reception area modern & bright with free WiFi. Staff VERY helpful and friendly. Room spotlessly clean. This hotel was booked as part of a package a travel agent had booked. It was 10m2. We are a middle aged couple on a round the world trip to celebrate our retirement. We are both slim & with our 2 medium sized cases and 1 travel bag, both of us couldn’t stand on the floor in the room together. The bed was attached to the wall on 3 sides and my husband had to climb over me during the night with a 3 ft drop off the bed. We were booked for 2 nights & moved to another hotel for the second night. If we’d been in our twenties & on a budget holiday - then maybe but not for us now.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Yvonne, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At BreakFree, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore, your feedback is very important to us. As well as the Inner Urban Double room, we also have queen and king rooms which are much larger in size. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Aaron Winder General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Tania M wrote a review 10 Feb
1 contribution
Great price for the room. Location was excellent and lobby space a good area to do some work. The mattress was damaged, so felt like I was going to fall out the bed most of the night. For that reason, didn't get a good sleep unfortunately. Very simple set up, but all in all pretty good value for money.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora TaniamR682ORP, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch. We appreciate your feedback and I will have maintenance look into the mattress in your room. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused and thank you for bringing this to our attention. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Su & Ron wrote a review 6 Feb
Auckland, New Zealand74 contributions27 helpful votes
Just one awesome hotel. All the staff were so accommodating and could not do enough for their quests. Right in the heart of town with the tram 150m away. Beautiful little cafes, restaurants and bars with in walking distance (Flat walking) Hany handy to buses. Lots of interesting shops jus a stones throw away. Good value hot buffet breakfast
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: every room is quiet. You can have windowless or window
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora 726sum, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch. It is always a pleasure to receive reviews as an encouragement to all of our team as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Katherine MW wrote a review 4 Feb
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom11 contributions20 helpful votes
Hotel provided everything we needed for a very affordable price and was perfectly clean and well maintained. Would recommend for couples or families visiting Christchurch who want something more than a hostel but don't want to pay normal hotel prices.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora Katherinemw209, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch. It is always a pleasure to receive reviews as an encouragement to all of our team as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Curiosity52774180989 wrote a review Jan 2024
3 contributions
The room is rather small, but it is cozy and sparkly clean. Located in the heart of the city, made us so easy to explore the town. Really close to the cafe, shopping center, and everything that you need to see. It's a good choice for an affordable hotel in the city center.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded 16 Jan 2024
Kia ora Curiosity52774180989, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch. It is always a pleasure to receive reviews as an encouragement to all of our team as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
선정 손 wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
It was too small size room, no window, but not cheap price at all. It was terrible to stay there for 7 days. We couldn’t take a rest in our room at all. Because no where to rest properly. It is just 10m for 2 people) We always try to find somewhere to take a rest(cafe, library, restaurant). I don’t understand why they made this kind of room. So disappointed. It is better just make big, charge more.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded 7 Jan 2024
Kia ora _S1931GO We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch. The Inner rooms are just one of the room types we have available at the Hotel with the likes of the queen, king and premium rooms all being larger in size and offering a window. Thank you again for sharing your experience. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Gerard F wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is very close to the main CBD. Very clean and tidy. Value for money. The mattress is very high, better maintain to the standard height. Shower cubicle is bit small not comfortable for a good shower.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded 7 Jan 2024
Kia ora 213gerardf We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch. It is always a pleasure to receive reviews as an encouragement to all of our team as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Julian R wrote a review Dec 2023
3 contributions61 helpful votes
Worst hotel i have ever stayed. Double bed accessible from one side only. Good for a chicken or a dog. Not an adult couple. Room is tiny. Toilet cramped verging on unusable.Breakfast items empty and not replenished for 30 minutes.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Find a different hotel unless your a single hobbit.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded 11 Dec 2023
Kia ora julianrS4231GY, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At BreakFree, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Aaron Winder General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Michael wrote a review Dec 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean, comfortable and quiet with friendly staff. Good restaurant meals and breakfast. Very convenient location a short walk to the main Christchurch bus interchange. Also easy walking to any central location. Definitely recommend. The small rooms are small, but have everything you need good beds and pillows, and we really only slept and showered there.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded 13 Dec 2023
Kia ora Tworetired, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch. It is always a pleasure to receive reviews as an encouragement to all of our team as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Trail39888304468 wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
I am glad I only had to stay for 1 night. Windows sealed/glued shut, 'King Bed' was 2 x singles pushed together. No parking available, no electric blanket, no extra blankets, no lid on the toilet or the rubbish bin, no microwave or kitchen sink. Had to try and manoeuvre kettle under tap in small handbasin sink to fill, right beside the uncovered toilet! Totally unhygienic! Possibly a coincidence, but I did end up being very unwell for two days after my stay. The wear and tear on the rooms is quite apparent and the cleanliness is average at best. Absolutely would not recommend!
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Try to get the correct advice about parking, otherwise be prepared for a large fine!
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded 7 Dec 2023
Kia ora Trail39888304468, Thank you for choosing BreakFree on Cashel. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations and we appreciate you taking the time to submit your review. As we are a hotel we do not offer rooms with kitchens or cooking facilities as we have a fully licensed restaurant and bar on the ground floor to cater for our guests. The windows do not open however this is by design and they are not glued/sealed shut. As our rooms are individually air conditioned with both hot and cold air, there is no need for electric blankets on the beds and. Please accept our apologies for the uncomfortable bed and I will look into this. Thank you again for your feedback. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Christchurch area.
PRICE RANGE
$113 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
263
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

BREAKFREE ON CASHEL CHRISTCHURCH - Now $107 (Was $̶2̶2̶0̶) - UPDATED 2024 Hotel Reviews & Price Comparison (New Zealand) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Which popular attractions are close to BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Nearby attractions include Escape Artists (0.3 km), Cardboard Cathedral (0.3 km), and New Regent Street (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dosa Kitchen, Rascal, and Jaba Grill and Bar, City.
Are there opportunities to exercise at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Christchurch.
Are any cleaning services offered at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (3.2 km), Mona Vale (2.9 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (6.4 km).