There is some semi-enclosed areas with nice hot gas heaters, however during the colder winter months in Christchurch, you should wrap up warm! That said, the bar can lend you blankets and hot-water bottles if you need.
Look out for the Couch Surf sign on our table. We are located on the right-hand side of the bus when you come in the entrance -within the enclosed plastic area.
If you're lost, just ask at the bar.
Depending on the weather or cosmic alignment, some folks will show up a little late. We regularly see 10+ people trickle in at around 8:00, so if you're early please be patient, ask at the bar for the Couch Surf sign and relax; we'd hate to have people walk away dejected.
Smash Palace offer Couch Surfers $6 pints of Bodgie (a local 5% pilsner beer), and $6 house red and white wines.
There's also a nice hot menu available.
It's a cool (and cooler in winter!) environment, with a great mix of really interesting and fun people.
If you have just arrived in town, this is a great place to start and connect with others.
Johnny, the owner and his friendly staff, have been hosting Couch Surfers for a long time, so know how to make you feel welcome!