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Hotel Description

YHA Christchurch puts you in the heart of Christchurch, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Public Hospital. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy portable fans and safes, featured in all 43 soundproofed rooms.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and a garden. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 4.5-star Christchurch City Centre hostel, attractions include Christchurch Casino and Hagley Park.

Double Private

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$71* Per night/room 20 Dec. - 21 Dec.

One Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dorm with Shower Facilities

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dorm

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Private Ensuite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

One Bed in 6-Bed Female Only Dorm with Ensuite

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double & Single Ensuite Private

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

YHA Christchurch ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for YHA Christchurch

Everyone (7)
2 out of 5
We couldn't get the room warm, even with the heater on max. This heater wasn't working well, there were no small extra heaters available and the staff member never came to the room to inspect the issue. The toilet and shower weren't clean - as a matter of fact the shelf in the shower was disgusting and the toilet had clearly been forgotten

Posted by on 18 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Jun. 2019

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3 out of 5
Noisy room on street front. Dirty kitchen because some don't wash, dry and put away. Overpriced compared to YMCA in same street. Ensuite bathroom too small.

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
The staff were helpful. The music was annoying in the lounge as we were watching a movie. The bathrooms were not up to standard at all and needed to be cleaned more regularly. Will not be staying again.

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Comfy and warm

Inn the middle of winter it was good to have a warm room to come home to

Posted by on 1 Jul. 2017

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4 out of 5

Comfortable and friendly place

Pros: Warm, comfortable, convenient
Cons: Showers
Location: Close to Arts Centre, Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens and downtown
I had an ensuite room at the YHA, and it was very clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly, and brought up a free-standing heater when there was a problem with the central heating, before I even realised there was a problem. The only issue was that the shower had a pretty weak stream of water, but it was hot and consistent. The location is great, and I would definitely recommend it and stay there again.

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Great hostel that has two lounge areas to relax
Great location upon where you can walk to most places

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 11 Jan. 2015

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Property Features

As a guest of YHA Christchurch, you'll find a terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ. WiFi is free in public spaces. YHA Christchurch also features a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. This 4.5-star Christchurch hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 43 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1930
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (10 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

YHA Christchurch offers 43 forms of accommodation with a safe and portable fans. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating
  • Portable fan

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 10:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in all accommodation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts

Hotel Names

  • Thomas's Hereford Christchurch
  • Thomas's Hotel Hereford
  • Thomas's Hotel Hereford Christchurch
  • YHA Christchurch Hostel
  • YHA Christchurch
  • YHA Christchurch Christchurch
  • YHA Christchurch Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • YHA Christchurch Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Christchurch

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 5 stars, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.