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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Situated in the most fantastic central city location next to the Arts Centre & Botanical Gardens. The extensive range of accommodation is low cost and you will be impressed by the high standard of presentation.

Keeping fit in our gym or challenging yourself on our climbing wall are experiences that could only enhance your stay. We also have our very own cafe, fully lisenced restaurant and travel desk.
Please note we have 24 hour reception so checkin time extends through to 6am with a standard 10am checkout time.

YMCA is a Charitable Trust Organisation. Your patronage supports Youth development View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2019
    Definitely would recommended ! 10/10
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Oct 2019
    If you are over 25 DO NOT stay there! I have stayed countless times before and have never experienced problems. Middle of the night corridor parties, shouting, banging on doors, vomiting on carpets in corridors, and in bathrooms. When reported to reception was told that only one person on duty overnight, until other staff arrive at 7am. Police not called. No other security firm notified. 3 such events in 9 nights there, which is a truly dreadful %. I strongly suggest a refund of 3 days' charges
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    21 Sep 2019
    This hostel was amazing!! My friend and I stayed in many different hostels throughout New Zealand, and the YMCA was by far the best! We enjoyed having a room to ourselves, the cleanliness of the place was fantastic, the heated beds were cozy and comforting, and the staff was very helpful and kind!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    03 Jul 2019
    Very clean rooms and comfy bed! 24 hours reception was very useful! Especially it was our first day in Christchurch!
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 May 2019
    Extremely clean, well maintained and with friendly staff. Close to the city but in a quiet area at night. Little atmosphere in the hostel itself as there were only a few people there on several of the nights I stayed - would book again.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    06 Sep 2019
    Brilliant place, great relaxed kiwi atmosphere.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    24 Jul 2019
    We stayed in a double room here - the room was massive and so was the bed which was great. Staff were friendly, location was decent, kitchen an adequate size and there’s a bar within the hostel too. Would recommend.
    Northern Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Jul 2019
    The only reason I will give lower rate for this hostel is because they charged you for the internet. Everywhere else internet is free including all fast food restaurants, shopping centres, supermarkets, etc. I don’t understand why they don’t provide free internet to the people who stay there.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 May 2019
    They lock the main doors at 10 or 10:30pm and don’t give you a key to get in. Sign says to ring a buzzer which doesn’t work resulting in me being locked out at 2am for 20 minuets in freezing temperatures. When I was eventually let in the man was very rude. Beds also have beams above them so the person on the top bunk can’t sit up and I bumped my head multiple times a night.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    18 Sep 2019
    My room was a total mess when I arrived - people had their stuff all over the floor. The kitchen was also pretty dirty. My sheets had a horrible stain on them. I also resent having to pay $5/night for WiFi - most places that charge this much for a dorm will include it in the price. The only redeeming features are the bathrooms and location.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines