A low-cost option is accommodation in Bishop Julius Hall, 90 Waimairi Road. The Hall is a pleasant 8-10 minute walk from the Law School. Single rooms (shared facilities) are available at $69 ($60NZ+GST) per night for room and continental breakfast. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone + 64 3 364 2747 for all bookings and enquiries.
As this is a busy time of year in Christchurch and hotel accommodation is at a premium since the Canterbury earthquakes, we have not secured a conference rate for any hotel. Recommended options are:
Chateau on the Park – Christchurch. This is the closest good hotel to the University (About a 20-25 minute walk but on a good bus route).
City centre hotels
There are very good bus connections to the University from the centre of the city; the Crowne Plaza is further from the main bus exchange.
The closest motel to the University is the Academy Motel on Creyke road. As there is a lot of construction work going on on that side of the campus, it may not be the quietest, but usually rooms are in high demand.
Next best choices may be one of the many motels (of varying quality and price) on Riccarton Road. Those with a street number between about 200 and 350 are convenient walking distance to the University; there are frequent buses which go from the city centre along Riccarton Road and then along Ilam Road to the University.
An alternative is to book a hotel or motel in the accommodation clusters near the intersection of Bealey Avenue and Papanui Road. From there take a bus into the central exchange and then another bus to the University or the (less frequent) route 29 to walking distance of the University.