Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to New Zealand’s newest YHA!

Featuring 2 guest lounges and a communal kitchen, YHA Christchurch is located opposite the Arts Center, just 150 m from the Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park. You can enjoy a meal and relax in the lovely BBQ and garden area. There is a guest laundry on site. The guestrooms are clean and comfortable. Some rooms feature private bathroom facilities, others offer access to a shared bathroom. YHA Christchurch is a 5-minute walk from Cathedral Square and the RESTART Container Mall. 

YHA Christchurch's Policies and Conditions:

Reception closes at 10 PM throughout the year. If you think you will be later than 9 PM, please call us for information on late check in.

Guests 17 years or younger are not permitted to stay in dormitory accommodation unless that dormitory is privatised, where all beds are booked in the room and a minimum of one adult is part of the booking party. All guests 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult for any booking and that adult is responsible for actions of all the youths within that booking party.

Government issued photo identification is required for each guest upon check in

To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction. The guest can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before the time of check-in. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 72 hours prior to check-in. If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.

Bed and Room Movements

Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Jul 2019
    Really enjoyed our stay here! We stayed for a day, and even came back after going to Queenstown. Cleanest facilities with good kitchen, good location, security lockers, and charging port with light by each beds. Free parking not too far, short walk to attractions, people/staff were friendly and helpful. Kitchen does get busy, but there is another small kitchen to use as well. They really set the bar high for other hostels!
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2019
    I think the best thing you can say about any backpackers is that you would stay there again and you would reccomend it to your friends. I rated them accordingly, with a high satisfaction score.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    09 Jun 2019
    Comfortable beds, good location. A bit of a maze inside and the wifi seems to reach its daily limit suspiciously quick but really good hostel
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Jun 2019
    Great hostel as always with the yha, the only thing it’s lackong isn’t a bit of atmosphere. The backpackers here don’t seem to be the friendliest, but that’s certainly no fault of the hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    24 Jun 2019
    Rooms were Really good. Sockets and Lamps with every bed. Clean washroom. Would love to Visit again for sure
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 Jun 2019
    Great place to stay, nice and spacious. All that we needed. Really handy location for getting around the city. Pretty noisy, but no different to other youth hostels. Comfy beds!
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    29 Jun 2019
    Clean kitchens with plenty of seating
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    16 Sep 2019
    It was fine. But in terms of YHA my experience was a bit lacklustre. Staff were friendly but when I saw the supposedly free beds in my room were being used as storage for these two slobs, they didn't offer to move me or anything. A bit annoying. Room was musty and not clean. Also location was quite far away. And the vine of the hostel was subdued. But that might be more the city than the hostel.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    17 Jul 2019
    This hostel was comfortable: the beds were nice, showers clean, many games and a good location on a calm area. Every bed had its own socket and shelf as well as a locer that could be locked. Kitchen was a tad too small and often very crowded. Would definitely stay again!
    Finland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Jul 2019
    My room was not serviced with clean towels etc during my entire stay... the staff were very apologetic... overall i enjoyed my time spent at YHA Christchurch
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi