Cashel Street, Christchurch
(4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Christchurch's imaginative response to a natural disaster, Cashel Street contains a series of shipping containers housing a community of small but thriving shops. Pedestrianized since the 1980s, this neighborhood suffered severe damage in 2011, when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake caused facades and entire buildings to collapse. Rejuvenated since then, this busy shopping street in the central business district now serves as a major tourist attraction, drawing shoppers and sightseers with its funky stores, food trucks, and weekend markets. Stop by the area to witness Christchurch's spirit of renewal and shop for designer clothing, shoes, food, and handmade souvenirs. Use our Christchurch itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Cashel Street and other attractions in Christchurch.
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  • very interesting the creativity that these people had to redo the damage of the earthquake through the use of containers to reopen their shops more quickly, today that's spreading around the world
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  • Every time I visit this street, I love it. There is a good range of shops here, including the Restart Mall which has been made from shipping containers. There is also a great food court area here with...  more »
  • Imaginative and Creative. The earthquakes caused so much damage but some clever, forward thinking people came up with the idea of using empty sea containers as shops and restaurants. Well worth a look...  more »
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  • Do Not Stay Here if You Have a Car! With only 20 spots for Residents you will be forced to leave your car out in the open in paid parking areas or on the street... If you are robbed your insurance will cover you only if it was left in a safe area.... which on the street is not.... If you have to go out during the day and had a park, you will probably loose it by the time you get back. The staff expect you to leave your car in these dodgy areas. Construction Sites start at 7.30am, No Warning, so set alarms before this (About 2 years to go on the area) The room is small but quirky, it was good. But No Park and Lack of sleep remove the purpose of this building...
  • Our stay was amazing! The rooms were clean and very comfortable. Loved the coloured lights in the shower and the alarm system. The staff were all very friendly and I would 150% stay again!
  • We booked an internal room by Internet. It was the smallest room we have ever being. I'm not a tall person (1.72 meters) but my feet stayed out of bed. They sell Beer at the ground floor, but I couldn't finish the bottle I had bought on the Street inside before I order another from them, and I was invited to go out and finish it (in a very unpolited way). Has Good prices but we will never return. We don't recommendd it to anyone.
  • Rooms are pretty small, shower doors don't close all the way so the water leaks out into the actual bathroom area. But pretty cheap accommodations and the food at the restaurant is really good.
  • A very interesting take on what a hotel should be. Good value for the price. Modern furnishings and mood lighting make a great impact. Excellent location. The bathroom *inside* your bedroom is a bit odd. If the space for the toilet wasn't so small, I'd have given 5 stars.