There are a number of motels located along Riccarton Road which is within walking distance of the venue. There is also a cluster of motels on Memorial Avenue, near the airport.

Academy Motor Lodge On Creyke Road, directly opposite UC

Apollo Motel 10-15 minutes' walk to campus

162 Kings of Riccarton Motel 15-20 minutes' walk to campus

Ashleigh Court Motel 2 km from campus

Bed and Breakfast

Unfortunately most B&B's don't offer online booking so it's harder to us to give you an indication of availability. We will update this section as we investigate availability further. In the meantime, this site offers a good start for those of you looking for a B&B.

Aroha Bed and Breakfast 5 minute walk to campus

298 Westside Motor Lodge 5-10 minutes' walk to campus

Thistle Guest House 15-20 minutes' walk to campus

Alumni House - Bed & Breakfast 1 km from campus

You might also be interested in using AirBnB to find a place to stay.

Hostels / Backpackers Accommodation

Another option is cheap backpackers in Addington ie. Jailhouse, yes, it is an old jail house :)


A number of accommodation providers have offered Kiwi PyCon attendees discounted rates during the conference. Mention the super-secret password "Kiwi PyCon" when you are booking.

315 Motel Riccarton is offering a 10% discount.

Both Ashley Hotel and Towers on the Park offer a Studio Room @ $119 (inc gst) / night.

Metropolitan Executive Motel on Riccarton are offering the following discounts:

Room Special Rate Normal Rate
King studio with shower $125 $150
King studio spa $135 $160
Twin studio shower $145 $180
One bedroom apartment $170 $210
Compact two bedroom $190 $225
Two bedroom with spa $210 $240
Self-contained two bedroom house $220 $250