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YMCA Christchurch Reviews

12 Hereford Street Christchurch 8011, P O Box 2004 Christchurch 8140, Christchurch, New Zealand

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365 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Very basic place. Not much of an atmosphere. Staff is friendly and location is pretty good.


Very noisy as the walls are a bit thin


Staff were unhelpful, room was very noisy and cramped, ceiling was only 6 inches above the top bunk bed. Nothing happening in the locality, no bars or restaurants. Wifi was expensive. Not my favourite.

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good rooms and restaurant but kitchen is shocking for amount of guests the hostel holds

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It is a really nice hostel that i usully stay at in christchurch, all rooms have almost always a toilet nerx dorr. Sadly the times i have been there havnt been up to a good standared. I also like that there is a "sportcenter" as well with rockclimbing wall and badminto


The restaurant attached to the facility does not match a Hostel philosophy


Awesome nights stay thank you.


Hi, . Thank you for cancelling my booking. My son arrived from England and we booked directly with the YMCA, which we have done many times before. We were sad that the excellent breakfasts are no longer available. That was the only thing that we did miss. Thank you again Pauline

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


First off, you can't beat the location. Right in the middle of the city, yet still nice and quiet. Directly across from the Botanical Gardens, it doesn't get any better. Only real downside is that there's no central 'hub' for everyone to gather, save for little living room-esque areas on each floor. So there's not to much socializing going on. Other than that, really enjoyed this place. Had all the amenities, and for a great price.


Big hostel in a quite boring town. But a very good place to stay when in Christchurch - bathrooms are very good and clean, the only bad thing is that they don't have breakfast included...


the kitchen is so small and there are just two fridges for too many people!


The rooms smell and the beds are uncomfortable, also the lockers are broken. The kitchen is tiny and in no way suitable for the size of hostel. The staff are the only good thing about this place. You'd be better off heading one street over and staying at the YHA....


Nice Hostel, with a good location. Quite expensive, but in Christchurch you havo no other choice, i guess. It's not really cosy and the kitchen is bad. Like, really bad.


A brief stay for one night but would have happily stayed longer Great location and facilities


Really nice place to stay. Very warm


The place itself is good, but the staff is terrible. The woman who received me and my friends was in a terrible mood, didn't even with us a good night, and she spent a lot of time complaining and telling us the dos and don'ts was if we were kids. I understand her role, she is paid for that, but she definitely could do the same in a more polite and friendly way. Need a hostel to stay in Christchurch? Go to All Around the World Backpackers. The place is cleaner, safer and the staff is amazing!


따뜻하이불,친절한직원,완벽한위치, 체크아우이후의친절한서비스 좋았습니다.


Very clean, super comfortable beds, good situated in the city

  • 21st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


All round good hotel / hostel for those on a budget.


If the so called "Guest Kitchen" was the only kitchen in the house, it is too less for so many people.

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