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 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

$200 deposit to be paid in order to confirm the booking (non-refundable). Credit card details of person responsible for the group to be provided for security purposes in event of damage, etc.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Minimum of 15 people paid for at group rate of $31 per person per night. Non refundable deposit of $200 to be paid to enable confirmation.

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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2019
    This was a great place to stay in Christchurch. It was within walking distance of most of the tourist attractions and is located right next to the botanical gardens and museum. There is a really nice cafe on the reception level of the hostel including a gym. The staff were so helpful, friendly and efficient. I had so many travel documents to be printed and they did this for me straight away. Overall a very good experience and I would definitely recommend this to a friend!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Apr 2019
    So good and clean hostel!! Rooms, showers and kitchen etc was in really good standard! Only negative was that internet was not free!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Mar 2019
    Great hostel, perfect location, clean and tidy. We booked a shuttle through the hostel for our early morning flight which made it a lot easier. The only complaint is that there was so free WiFi anywhere in the hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 Apr 2019
    I stayed in a private room here. Great location next to the gardens, although Christchurch is quite small anyway. The kitchen was pretty well appointed. Unfortunately some other guests cooked up a meal and left all their dirty dishes for others to clean up. Noise travels A LOT here, so if you have loud people around, you'll need to pop in your earplugs! Heater in my room didn't work, so the extra blanket provided came in handy! Good for a short stay. Friendly staff. Not a social atmosphere.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    27 Mar 2019
    Sehr schönes Hostel. Ruhige Lage direkt am Park aber trotzdem sehr schnell zu Fuß in der Stadt. Die Zimmer sind groß und hell. Die Küche ist recht klein aber gut ausgestattet. Badezimmer sind sauber und großräumig. Ich würde jederzeit wieder kommen.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Mar 2019
    Nicest bathrooms I’ve ever had in a hostel! Stayed in a private room and it was very spacious. Nice lounge area with tv for chilling. Woman on front desk was a bit rude - made a huge fuss when we asked to go and get our food after we had handed in our key
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 Apr 2019
    We stayed in a 4 bed dorm. One of the nicest hostel bathrooms we have had! Rooms were very clean.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Mar 2019
    For the most part, our experience at YMCA Christchurch was a positive one. However, the incompetence and wholly unhelpful attitude of one of the staff members definitely cast a shadow over the experience. Through our booking process, there had been some miscommunication regarding check-in time, so when we arrived bleary-eyed after a red-eye flight to be greeted by a staff member who was completely uninterested in offering us any assistance or even in talking to us, we were severely unimpressed.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    30 Mar 2019
    For a short stay in Christchurch this was fine. The bathrooms were clean and the beds were comfy. I didn’t find the staff friendly at all, and were usually dismissive about any queries I had. It sucks that I had to pay for WiFi daily as well, you would think that in 2019, a hostel would have found a way to give customers free WiFi, even in the communal areas.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    18 Mar 2019
    My room was next to the kitchen and people were really noice there in the evenings and mornings.
    Finland, Female, 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