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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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330 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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The hostel was comfortable and well looked after, although the kitchens were untidy and dirty. This was unexpected when compared to the bedrooms, bathrooms and general shared areas.

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I choose to stay here for 1 night based on the fact that there was a 24 hour reception and that it was so close to the nakedbus stop. It had more of a feel of a budget hotel than a hostel. The shared bathroom was not clean at all and I did see a lot of workmen around so again not so much a hostel feel. The guy on reception though was very nice and printed my bus ticket free of charge and gave me directions.


Staff were very good and very helpful. enjoyed my stay.

  • 4th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


This was great for the 24 hour reception. However there was little atmosphere as everyone was there own rooms and the cleaning products they used had a weird smell


Staff were pretty unhelpful but otherwise no complaints. Very clean and good location


Fine place next to Botanical garden and easy to walk the city from there.


Very nice kitchen, big clean and with television. Very near Naked bus stop and Botanical Garden. Top bunk didn't have side pipes, challenging.


If here for the rebuild, you cannot stay in dorm room longer than 7 nights which is not noted anywhere and cause hassle when you try extend your stay, better places around to be honest as this is more of a hotel with bunk beds, no hostel atmosphere just people visiting for weekend or stopping over ! Some of the staff are very rude and grumpy like hospital receptionists, the cleaners were the nicest people in the place ! Kitchens small not enough fridges, clean but that's about it 3/10

  • 25th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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