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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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512 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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There are no lockers at all. No poweroutlets in the bathrooms. "Fully stuffed kittchen has 1 Medium or bigger sized pott so I had to wait 45 minutes for 2 others to finish their cooking until i could have my turn. But the Worst: stuff is very unfriendly and does not seem to appreciate to work there. Instead of thinking whats possible and showing options, they give a Hard time and were not interested to help at all. Plus no free wifi?!?


Mean loved it

  • 10th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good location and helpful staff, although i think they have a lot to improve about the hostel's atmosphere. Being a huge place and taking dozens of guests, it should be expected more common areas where people could meet each other or simply read a book and checking some emails (there is a small living room in each floor but needs more light, more color e and some 'human touch' to make it cousy and pleasant). Not defending a party hostel, but just improve a bit more in its character.


We have been in NZ almost a year and so far, this is the best hostel we have ever stay in. Our room was tidy, clean and the beds were awesome! I'll totally go again.


Had a great stay here in a twin private room, great location: only 10mins away from town centre and the restart mall and just opposite the gardens. The staff were super friendly from check in to check out, and the rooms were spacious with comfy beds, I especially liked the electric blanket! Nice touch guys!


The hostel is fine, nothing special. Kitchen is a bit small.


Excellent place, all was cleaned and tidy, the people is kind and helpful, I recommend this hostel


The hostel has a very small kitchen and is always very dirty. Old food and dirty dishes everywhere. The livinrooms for watching tv or reading were always full of people and late at night was very noisy because of drunk people in the aisle. The room has really noisy beds. You can not move without weaking up the person on bed under you. One of the worst hostel i have ever been


Great stay in YMCA Christchurch! Clean, quiet and cozy amenities. Truly relaxing when staying there! $5 for unlimited wifi a day.


Great place to stay. Been back 3 times.


Only stayed for one night as stopover between buses. Excellent location in Central christchurch-perfect for us getting bus across the road but would be great for sightseeing as right opposite gardens, museum and isite. Room was clean, beds comfortable. Kitchen was pretty dirty and so had to wash up everything before we used it but this is probably more fault of other guests rather than the hostel!


You should put sponge in the kitchen to keep hyigene.

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The overall stay was great, however the room service didn't clen my room for two days even after I put the sign out to do so.

  • 23rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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.

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