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12 Hereford Street Canterbury, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand See on map
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Fitness centre
2 Star accommodation
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San Jose, California
Reviewed 2 days ago
This is a perfect hotel for budget travellers, and its location is perfect for short-time visit. Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Canterbury Museum are next to the hotel. Cathedral Square and Victoria Square are about 20-minute walking distance.

The hotel staffs are very friendly. They booked the next-day shuttle to the airport for us. The onsite restaurant is very convenient too.
Thank flying2chiefs
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 2 days ago
This place is clearly the most modern hostel that I have ever witnessed and would make good grades with hotel standards, as well! First of all, it was nice to have 24 hour check in because I never made it in until 2am. The reception desk is really helpful and usually have 2 staffed there, so you never have to wait long for whatever your needs are! This place is really new and modern, very clean, has a laundry facility, a bar, restaurant, gym, other fitness areas, conceirge area for tourist travel, good maid service, plenty of restrooms, very secure and safe, my room even has a balcony, the list can go on and on...! You could not be in a better location because you right across from the botantical gardens, which is beautful and has many bike and jogging trails! The cantebury museum is right across the street, and is a drop off and pick up point for most of your tours! If you go a few blocks the other direction you are in the heart of the christchurch downtown social district, right next to the scenic avon river! The entire city center is within walking distance, the city and its people are so beautiful!
Thank 682jeffl
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks agovia mobile
Great hostel in a fantastic location. I had a private room, the bed was super comfy and it was a nice little room. I have stayed in about 16 different hostels around NZ and this one had the best showers! Staff super friendly and helpful, and reception manned 24/7. Felt more like a hotel than a hostel
Thank jesssenior24
Mathilde K
Reviewed 9 Oct 2018via mobile
We spent two nights here. The bathroom was very modern and very clean. We had a large room with two beds, very comfortable beds. We was just across the hall from the kitchen which was a bor noisy, but that was fine. A bit small kitchen area, but nice and clean! Good value for your money!
Thank Mathilde K
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 Oct 2018
Myself and 2 girl-friends stayed 4 nights in a triple room. The beds were comfy with plenty of bedding to keep warm in winter (August). The electric blankets also worked great and so did the heater in the room. The Share bathrooms were always clean. Staff were helpful and friendly. We were happy to pay $5 for 24 hour wifi. Location was also good and close to walking distance to the main city streets.
Highly recommend this hostel for travelers.
Thank Rahbehkah
Situated in the most fantastic Central City location opposite the Arts Centre & Botanical Gardens. The extensive range of accommodation is low cost and you will be impressed by the high standards of More presentation. From Standard Rooms with shared bathroom, Deluxe Rooms with ensuite bathroom, to Apartments with full kitchen facilities, the YMCA caters for all needs & budgets. The YMCA Christchurch offers free on-site parking. All guests have access to extensive on-site facilities for a small additional fee. These include wifi, health and fitness centre, laundry room & conference room. WE OFFER 24 HOUR RECEPTION!! Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Dry Cleaning
Golf Course
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$ 20 - US$ 63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Christchurch Ymca Hotel Christchurch
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$ 20 - US$ 63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Christchurch Ymca Hotel Christchurch
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Traveller (99)
Room & Suite (50)
Dining (10)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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Dave M
5 September 2016|
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Response from PlesFam | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we arrived about 11.30pm, and left a few days later about 5am. There was a bit of a wait for the staff member to open the door when we arrived, but as we had told them our expected arrival times, they were expecting... More
26 April 2016|
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Response from TillyMillican | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but the reception in 24/7 and website is easy to find via google
28 September 2015|
Response from YMCAChristchurch | Property representative |
Good Morning Thank you for your inquiry We have a communal Kitchen on the First Floor. If you require a Kitchen in your room, we do have the 2 bedroom apartment, which is $220.00 per room per night, and sleeps up to 6... More
Room Tips
"Rooms with a view of botanic gardens"
25 Mar 2018
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"Breakfast not included and wifi not free."
9 Feb 2018
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"Being across the road from Hagley Park and away from the business/entertainment precinct means this..."
4 Jan 2018
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"Pick a refurbished room."
14 Jul 2017
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