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YHA Christchurch

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Alberta
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel is clean and in a good location. The only real complaint is that the room was incredibly hot. We tried opening a window to get some air in the room, but it didn't help. Otherwise, it was a good stay.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora, So pleased to see that you've left us such a great review. We do offer fans in the rooms and are available from our reception team. I hope you enjoy the rest of New Zealand and hope to see you stay with us in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Maivan Assistant Manager

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good location about 5 mins away from the intercity bus stop. Rooms are pretty small with squeaky bunks, but beds have their own lights and charging point, and also charging points in the lockers which is handy. Clean shared bathrooms.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora Emily, I'm please to see that you enjoyed our recently brand new lockers with charging points inside them. They are great to charge your devices in a safe and secure place while your out and about. We have passed the message onto our team regarding the squeaky bunks and will be sure to tighten them all up to...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The location is right in the city centre and close to all the activity. I also loved the common room!! As a solo traveller I found it was a nice open space with lots of games, TV and comfy sofas, so it was easy to meet new people! Not to mention the free WIFI! The staff were nice and the...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you so much for leaving us such a great review. I'm extremely pleased to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your hostel experience and our newly furnished communal areas. I wish you the best with your NZ travels. Kind regards, Paul Maivan, Assistant Manager

Speyer, Germany
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The YHA in Christchurch is located perfectly if you arrive by Intercity bus. It’s about a 5 minute walk from the bus station. The building is quite big and a bit of a riddle to me, but it’s definitely a lovely, renovated building.The beds are very comfortable and I had a plug for charging at my bed, what was also...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora Lisa, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Im really pleased to read that your really enjoyed your time with us and that our staff were helpful with all your needs. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Kind regards, Paul Maivan, Assistant Manager

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Modern clean rooms with shared or on suite bathroom. Nice Common room where the TV is on subtitles for everyone's bliss!!! Kitchen might be just a tad too small if it gets busy but is definitely well equipped. Right in the town center and only a stone throw from the Botanical Gardens with it's majestic trees. Can't go wrong with...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora milensb, Thank you for choosing to stay at the YHA Christchurch, I am very happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us and found the spaces we provide and the room met your needs. We do have a second kitchen on site at the very front of the hostel great for those busy periods. We do hope...

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Very solid hostel. Well-located near the gardens as well as the bus stop for places like Queenstown (leaves from in front of the museum). Big lockers in the rooms with plugs inside to charge electronics. Comfy beds. The kitchen and lounge are massive with plenty of room for everyone. Friendly enough staff. I'd definitely recommend staying here if you're looking...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora Sarah, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. Our team have worked hard over the past two years to improve our rooms and communal space and its great to see it's showing. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand. Kind Regards, Luke Tarplett, Hostel Manager

Reviewed 29 January 2017

The place doesn't look like the photos. The rooms were small with no room for my stuff. Our room was right next to the restaurant next door which played loud dance music all night even though no one was in the bar. It was unreasonably loud. The room was clean except the bathroom smelled like pee.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora, I think you have not selected the correct property. Your comments related to a Restaurant and Bar next door and we do not have one in close proximity to the hostel. Kind Regards, Luke Tarplett, Hostel Manager

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This hostel is in a great location to explore Christchurch CBD. The staff were great...the girl who checked me in was so cheerful and helpful. Stayed in female only dorm which had its own bathroom, everything was clean and dorms had lockers with plugs to safely charge your electronics.

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Köln, Deutschland
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed in this YHA for the first time and really enjoyed the great location near to town centre and botanical gardens. Booked a triple (external) via phone and got a room in the backyard, which was totally fine for us and finally we knew what "external" means. There are toilets/showers out there, but we could also use the facilities...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora Leolinchen, It is lovely to see that you enjoyed your stay in our annex (external) room and that the facilities all met your need's. We do have a second kitchen at the front of the building for those very busy times, I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip around New Zealand. Kind Regards, Luke Tarplett, Hostel...

Reviewed 8 January 2017

The hotel is greatly located, very close to the city centre and the botanical garden. Staff members are friendly and really helpful. The wide living room is furnished with comfortable sofas, where it is nice to relax. The weaks points: the doors of the bedrooms (we were staying in a twin room on the ground floor) and the shared bathrooms...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora Jose-Marie, I sorry to see that you did not enjoy your stay at our hostel. Due to high demand over the summer season, we have taken on new cleaning staff to alleviate cleanliness tasks throughout the building. Regarding our fire doors, they shut automatically due to fire regulations to secure the entire building if one ever occurred. We...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA New Zealand welcomes its newest hostel into the network - YHA Christchurch! YHA Christchurch is a homely, comfortable, 100 year old building currently undergoing upgrades due to new ownership. The hostel is located near the Christchurch town centre, the Canterbury Museum, the Botanical Gardens and Hagley Park. A wide range of comfortable backpacker accommodation is available including multi-share, female only, double, twin and well-appointed ensuite rooms. YHA Christchurch also accommodates families and groups. All rooms have flat screen TVs. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas hob stoves and plenty of storage for your groceries. The communal lounge and dining is updated and modern. Enjoy the outdoor garden, BBQ and fire pit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Christchurch

Address: 36 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand (Formerly Thomas's Hotel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: ₹ 1,357 - ₹ 5,171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Christchurch 5*
Number of rooms: 41
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“Twin rooms on the ground floor to be avoided!”
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“You take what is available as the place is very popular.”
gjpeg, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Probably quietest in the back due to the front street.”
niklasu2013, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Bring earplugs (just in case, especially if you are sensitive to noise)”
paigec730, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try to avoid being under the stairs.”
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