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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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480 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Clean, helpful and friendly. No climbing wall though.


The twin room was great but the kitchen could be better. It is too smal and not very clean. Th cleanliness is not the fault of the staff, but the students who stay there.


Not enough power points in the rooms... Difficult when trying to charge your phone and camera.


Good hostel but atmosphere in the hostel was horrible. Felt like a boot camp rather than a hostel. Wifi was a bit iffy but facilities and staff were nice so can't complain too much. Wouldn't stay there for more than a night or two.


I stayed at YMCA just for one night. Everything was as I expected: descent.


Squeakiest, shakiest bunkbed set I've ever slept in. Couldn't move a muscle all night for fear I'd wake the whole dorm. Location-wise it's very handy for transport links, but very little atmosphere and not a nice place to chill out in.


Staff were very and helpful. Good on site with gym and a cafe. Stayed in a triple room which was spacious and clean!!


Brilliant location for bus transfers but that's about it


Not the best value for money or atmosphere we found in Christchurch.


I stayed in the 10 person dorm it was like I was in army barracks! I think it would be nice if they could put up pictures or paint the walls different colors


Great location, great staff, great facilities. Beds are a bit unstable and a very low ceiling means you are getting a knock on the head if you're on the top bunk.


Nice hostel to say. Because it's so big atmosphere is a little bit off. For the rest very clean, helpfull staff, a lot activities in and around christchurch. And a good exhibition about street art until may 15


Nice spacious dorms. Lots of facilities.


Good hostel but one of the only ones so not much choice. Rooms were basic and clean but we're a bit overpriced primarily down to being the only hostel in the area. Location was good and facilities were ok too.


Close to the bus stop and a great place to have a solid night's sleep before flying home early the next day.


Room was basic but well equipped. Couldn't get tge heater to work. Staff very helpful. Nice location, tho a bit far from CBD. Very handy having two cafes on hand. Hated bathroom arrangement, having toilet, handasin and shower in one a rea is insane. Floor of shower base was stainless sreel and very slippery.


Good location. Close to buses in and out of the city. Unfortunately the kitchen is too small at times for all the people who want to cook - can be quite messy.


Great location, lovely staff and really nice rooms!


When I was there the place was rammed full there was an extra bed thrown in my 6 person dorm which to be fair wasn't an issue. The bunks are pretty old and squeaky and I was always concerned I was waking people up when getting out of bed to go the toilet. There was a bit of a lack in plug sockets in the room as well. The kitchen was tiny but hey if you have to use it to cook you make friends quickly!


Excellent hostel. Very well maintained. Lovely stay

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