YHA Christchurch
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8.8
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Excellent location - Inside city center
  • Cave Rock Gallery90 m
  • Christchurch Arts Centre100 m
  • Canterbury Cheesemongers100 m
  • Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)150 m
  • Fiddlesticks150 m
  • Galleria190 m
  • Worcester Boulevard210 m
  • Canterbury Museum220 m
  • Botanic Gardens220 m
  • Antigua Boatsheds220 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    YHA Christchurch

    36 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand - See map
    "90 NZD combo ticket is good which provides the shuttle to Gandola ,tram, botanical garden trip, Pun itong."
    ARIF - November 21, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    • 630 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Blackout curtains

    • Garden

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    Location score
    8.8/10
    Review score - United States
    8.1/10
    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Better than
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    Value for money8.5
    Distance to city center0.7 km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportChristchurch International Airport (CHC)
    Distance to airport8.7 km

    Rooms available at YHA Christchurch

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Queen Shared Bathroom
    Queen Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Quad En-Suite Room
    Quad En-Suite Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single
    Single
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    What people love about YHA Christchurch

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Great stay here, very clean and great location."

      conor

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      January 27, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Great stay!!!!"

      james

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      February 14, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Will definitely come back again next year!!"

      michell

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      September 29, 2018

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    7.6
    Very good

    "the beds are okay and the kitchen is nice."

    Jaya

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    April 6, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff was really helpful and friendly at the front desk!"

    michell

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    September 29, 2018

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    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.5
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    9+ Exceptional (52)
    8-9 Excellent (34)
    7-8 Very Good (30)
    6-7 Good (9)
    <6 Below Expectation (13)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kesha from Philippines
    Group
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    there's one staff that's really not friendly. she's a bit old.”

    everything's amazing except some staff are not very welcoming. but still love this place.

    Reviewed July 25, 2019
    6.0
    Samuel from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double shared bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

    Great Stay”

    Great stay, location is not far from city Although bathroom is sharing but is spacious enough

    Reviewed July 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Martin from New Zealand
    Group
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    excellent”

    excellent customer service

    Reviewed July 08, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    michell from Malaysia
    Group
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    AWESOME ”

    The staff was really helpful and friendly at the front desk! But the only thing is that there’s this noise I guess it’s from the kitchen- the smoke filter thingy, it is quite annoying especially at night ( from room 343 ). And I’ve never seen a backpacker stay like this clean! Saw the staff working late at night to clean the towels and stuff. Thank you guys for making our last night in NZ this good. Will definitely come back again next year!!

    Reviewed September 29, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jordan from United States
    Couple
    Double shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    Great and Clean but by the book”

    We stayed in a private room with a double bed. The room and bathrooms were extremely clean. The building was very nice and the staff were as well. The hostel is a little too by the book though. Not even a little bit of an early check in even if the room was ready, seemed like a very sterile environment for a hostel, but that is kind of what yha is known for. It was by no means a bad stay, and the staff were very kind and helpful to the point they could be. Very quiet neighborhood at night, not much to do.

    Reviewed September 04, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Tessa from United States
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in October 2014

    Great hostel”

    Clean, good beds, good location

    My friends and I really enjoyed our stay. The hostel was well-kept and clean. There were multiple bathrooms to use, all private. We appreciated not having the shower stalls. The hostel building reminded me of an old English countryside home. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped - even had a French press. The sitting/common room area was nice as well. It is near the botanical gardens in Christchurch. Out of the eight hostels we stayed in during our time in NZ, this was probably our top pick. (We stayed in the six-person dorm room)

    Reviewed October 13, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    ARIF from India
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

    All things are very close.”

    I was here 5 nights 4 days and I discover many places in Christchurch by Hassekfree tour, Tram tour and by walking. 90 NZD combo ticket is good which provides the shuttle to Gandola ,tram, botanical garden trip, Pun itong.

    Reviewed November 21, 2018

    Kia Ora Arif, It’s wonderful to see you enjoyed you time in Christchurch and at the hostel. We are so lucky to be right in the middle of town where you can visit all these great attractions. We hope you have a great time travelling around New Zealand and hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Luke Tarplett, Hostel Manager.

    Responded November 25, 2018
    YHA Christchurch
    8.4
    Excellent
    WOORAM from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    All good”

    It is small backpackers than other YHA But cozy and clean.

    Reviewed January 03, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    WAN-TING from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    comfortable ”

    clean kitchen free 2GB wifi per day not warm enough in room washing machine and dryer 4.5 per use friendly staff

    Reviewed September 10, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Jaya from Netherlands
    Couple
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    very gross bathrooms and uninterested staff”

    I had to search long to find a bathroom that wasnt so gross I had to vomit. Everything smelled bad and the staff didnt seem to care. Other than that, the beds are okay and the kitchen is nice. It's a nice hostel but they really have to change their way of cleaning...

    Reviewed April 06, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    conor from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Queen Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

    nice but VERY hot in summer”

    Great stay here, very clean and great location. However the rooms are SO HOT! We stayed end of January, we asked for a fan for our room but apparently they are only allocated to certain rooms as they are even hotter than the room we are in! They did however manage to find a fan, which was great! Brilliant stay just a very Hot and sweaty room!

    Reviewed January 27, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Josephine from Singapore
    Group
    Quad En-Suite Room
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2017

    Good Hostel For The Young”

    We arrive very late at night and there was no staff at the recep. The person was inside somewhere. We tried knocking but to no avail. Fortunately a guest turned up and he has the code to the door. This needs improvement. Ok for everything and there are 2 kitchens, great! A word of caution for seniors. If you can't carry your luggage up one floor, I suggest you don't risk your back. There is no lift. The staff are not allowed to help lest they injure themselves as they are not insured.

    Reviewed December 12, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    YOON from Malaysia
    Couple
    Quad En-Suite Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Very helpful front desk and good location”

    The front desk is very helpful as he give us a warm welcome and provide us some good dining area around the place and also pointed us the direction to the nearest grocery store so that we can stock up on our provision for the trip. The room is reasonable size and it is value for money. The location is superb as it is close to almost everything.

    Reviewed September 16, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Rachel from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Quiet, fairly central location”

    We stayed one night and slept very well. Good kitchen and lounge area. Bathrooms everywhere but I always came to them when they were full, which was strange but walk to another corridor and success! Christchurch is still going through a fair bit of change but easy enough to walk around, 10-15min to worldwide. 10min to bus station to airport if you don't go the wrong way!! Beautiful city, would love to visit again and happily stay here again. The botanical gardens is a fantastic place to loose several hours too. We went both days we were there and saw new things every time! Will definitely be back again. Fallen for its artful character and quirky areas! Staff are great too, super friendly. We came early and couldn't check in but stored our luggage and even when we checked out the next day we still used kitchen and lounge area. Free wifi and quite a few other friendly travellers.

    Reviewed April 28, 2017
    8.3
    Excellent
    Olia from New Zealand
    Business traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

    Superb location, 5 min to the heart of the City ”

    Nice staff, warm room - central heating is excellent, facility to cook own food if needed

    I felt cold at the first night because was not sure how to use central heating. Next night was super comfy, as I managed to keep room warm. Internet was enough to check email and download photos to Facebook. (500 MG free) Nice people at reception, very helpful and knowledgeable. I probably will stay there again, price is very reasonable.

    Reviewed May 21, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Mike from New Zealand
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in April 2014

    Value for money stay”

    Centre of town. Friendly staff. Ease of booking.

    Hotel was easy to book. Easy to find. We booked a double room with ensuite. They have varying rooms and prices. If you ride a motorcycle talk to reception about parking behind the gate. Had a good night sleep, comfy and quite. What more can you ask for.

    Reviewed April 18, 2014
    2.0
    Peter from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Cleanliness”

    The bathrooms and toilets were very dirty, lack of car parking too

    Reviewed December 13, 2018

    Kia Ora Peter, I am sorry to see you found the bathrooms dirty on your visit. The bathrooms are cleaned multiple times per day so it is disappointing you found them in an unclean state. We will see how we might address more regualr checks throughout the day. Unfortunately we do not have onsite parking at the hostel, we do have two parking spots that can be used for check in purposes just outside the door and our team normally helps guests with information about all the parking options in Christchurch. Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback, it does help and we do hope you have an enjoyable trip around New Zealand. Kind Regards, Luke Tarplett, Hostel Manager.

    Responded December 14, 2018
    YHA Christchurch
    10.0
    Exceptional
    james from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Exceptional”

    Great stay!!!! Really good value for money, very clean, staff were great and in a really good location !! Very modern hostel

    Reviewed February 14, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Maggie from Hong Kong
    Group
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Excellent”

    Close to Rose Garden

    Reviewed December 11, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    MING from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Quad En-Suite Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Great accommodation”

    Great staffs, comfortable bed, good kitchen facilities and cosy dining room

    Reviewed April 06, 2017
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