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YHA Christchurch

City-center hostel within easy reach of Christchurch Public Hospital

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ZAR 668

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8,0.Very good.
  • The shared bathroom was smelly and the room was hot. The staff members were friendly but…

    Jan 4, 2021

  • They did not replace bed linen. I found there are new blood stains in the sheets in the…

    Mar 5, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 43 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Weekly housekeeping provided

What’s around

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 9 min walk
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 10 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 11 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 12 min walk
  • Christchurch Art Gallery - 4 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Private Ensuite
  • Twin Single Private Ensuite
  • Double Private
  • Twin Single Private
  • Double & Twin Single Ensuite Private
  • Double & Single Ensuite Private
  • One Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dorm
  • One Bed in 4-Bed Female Dorm with Shower
  • One Bed in 3 Bed Multishare Mixed
  • 3 Bed Multishare Female Shower
  • One Bed in 6-Bed Female Only Dorm with Ensuite
  • One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Queen Private
  • Single Private
  • One Bed in 3 Bed Mixed Annex
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (3 Bed Private)
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Private)
  • Room, Ensuite (4 Bed Private)
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Private)
  • Room, Ensuite (6 Bed Private)

Location

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 9 min walk
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 10 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 9 min walk
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 10 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 11 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 12 min walk
  • Christchurch Art Gallery - 4 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 4 min walk
  • The Arts Centre - 4 min walk
  • Bridge of Remembrance - 5 min walk
  • Cashel Mall - 6 min walk
  • Cathedral Square - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 19 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 21 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 29 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 43 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Monday - Sunday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • One meeting room

Services

  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1930
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Weekly housekeeping provided

Small print

Also known as

  • 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

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, YHA Christchurch does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at YHA Christchurch.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cook 'N' With Gas (3-min walk), Boat Shed Cafe (5-min walk), and Mumbaiwala (5-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (11-min walk) is nearby.
  • YHA Christchurch has a picnic area and a garden.
8,0.Very good.
  • 4,0.Fair

    I didn't like the service at reception. No welcome, no smile, curt and mumbled questions. Didn't offer a towel when he knew I hadn't got one. No help with bag up stairs, I am lame. Altogether a complete lack of people skills.

    1 night family trip, Feb 17, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    I love how quiet it was as a backpackers/hostel. Impressed with the bed that was surprisingly comfortable. It was my first time sleeping in a room with strangers so it was an enjoyable, unforgettable event that I chose to have and I’m glad I chose the right place. Only the guy at the bottom moved a lot in his sleep, shaking the bed every time it woke me up every now and then.

    Feliza, 1 night trip, Feb 10, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Lovely. Would return.

    Thanks YHA CHCH. You folks are doing a lot of things right. I had a lovely stay and slept really well. The vibe was nice and my room mates were friendly. The female staff were consistently delightful and always willing to help. thanks! Generally really happy thank you for a wonderful stay.

    2 night trip, Oct 25, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great budget accomodations. Had a private room which was clean and quiet and cozy. Staff were very helpful.

    Sarah, 2 night trip, Oct 17, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    7/10

    Used a private room. Room is spacious, bed is comfortable. Dinning place/ lounge can get a little crowded at dinner time. Some bathrooms are undergoing renovation, but finding a working one is of no problem. Hostel is close to all amenities.

    Tak, 2 night trip, Oct 8, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Pretty good

    One of my favourite hostels in New Zealand, great location, always clean, nice kitchen and utensils (plus they have coffee and plungers, extra point) rooms are in good condition, clean, friendly guests, independent and enough toilets and showers. Completely recomended. The only thing I would change is the heating in the lounge area, it’s always too warm (for me) but just that.

    2 night trip, Sep 22, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Nice and clean. Very well located. I would recommend for a stay.

    3 night trip, Aug 4, 2019

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  • 4,0.Fair

    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

    1 night trip, Jul 16, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    VERY COMFORTABLE AND THE STAFF OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY.. THANKS FOR MAKING MY STAY PLEASANT

    1 night trip, Jun 24, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    My stay was excellent. The staff were amazing and friendly.

    1 night trip, May 31, 2019

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