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Overview of YHA Christchurch

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Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets

YHA Christchurch

2 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationChristchurch Public Hospital9 min walk
    Popular LocationHagley Park12 min walk
    Popular LocationPapanui Road17 min walk
    AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)19 min drive

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Room, Shared Bathroom (3 Bed Private)

  • 10 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed and 1 Single Bed

One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dorm

5/5 guest room rating
  • 17 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Double Private Ensuite

No guest room rating
  • 15 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

One Bed in 6-Bed Female Only Dorm with Ensuite

No guest room rating
  • 19 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Twin Single Private Ensuite

5/5 guest room rating
  • 15 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds OR 1 King Bed

3 Bed Multishare Female Shower

  • 9 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Single Private

5/5 guest room rating
  • 7 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Queen Private

  • 15 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

One Bed in 3 Bed Multishare Mixed

  • 10 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Room, Ensuite (6 Bed Private)

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Double & Twin Single Ensuite Private

5/5 guest room rating
  • 18 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

One Bed in 4-Bed Female Dorm with Shower

  • 14 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

One Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dorm

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • 11 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Room, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Private)

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Double Private

5/5 guest room rating
  • 8 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Twin Single Private

3.6/5 guest room rating
  • 8 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Double & Single Ensuite Private

5/5 guest room rating
  • 13 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Room, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Private)

  • 11 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

One Bed in 3 Bed Mixed Annex

  • 10 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Room, Ensuite (4 Bed Private)

  • 11 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

About this area


Located in Christchurch, YHA Christchurch is in the city centre. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park, while Christchurch Gondola and Orana Wildlife Park are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Wilding Park or AMI Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Christchurch Art Gallery - 4 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 4 min walk
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 9 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 12 min walk
  • Papanui Road - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 19 min drive


  • Cook 'N' With Gas - 3 min walk
  • Boat Shed Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Mumbaiwala - 5 min walk
  • Curator's House - 6 min walk
  • Pegasus Arms - 7 min walk

About this property

YHA Christchurch

Christchurch hostel in Christchurch City Centre, walk to Christchurch Public Hospital
Along with a microwave in a common area, this smoke-free hostel has a fridge in a common area and a meeting room. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include laundry facilities, express check-out and tour/ticket assistance. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and portable fans.
YHA Christchurch offers 43 forms of accommodation with portable fans and blackout curtains. This Christchurch hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a weekly basis and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi

Business services

  • 1 meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • Hairdryer (on request)


  • Soundproofing

Similar properties

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) and Monday - Sunday (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Thomas's Hereford Christchurch
Thomas's Hotel Hereford
Thomas's Hotel Hereford Christchurch
YHA Christchurch Hostel
YHA Christchurch
YHA Christchurch Christchurch
YHA Christchurch Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
YHA Christchurch Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Christchurch

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at YHA Christchurch and receive a full refund?
Yes, YHA Christchurch offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to YHA Christchurch cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at YHA Christchurch?
As of 11 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at YHA Christchurch on 2 May 2021 start from NZ$65, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is YHA Christchurch pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at YHA Christchurch?
YHA Christchurch doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at YHA Christchurch?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at YHA Christchurch?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is YHA Christchurch located?
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Christchurch Art Gallery and Christchurch Public Hospital. Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Christchurch Casino are also within 15 minutes.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 51 out of 134 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 45 out of 134 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 29 out of 134 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 134 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 134 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The shared bathroom was smelly and the room was hot. The staff members were friendly but it took time to call them as they are short in staff atm. Slow communication on website messages.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
They did not replace bed linen. I found there are new blood stains in the sheets in the middle of the night. The blood mark looks very new and it did not look washed. This means they did not change bed linen in my room after another guest used the room
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love how quiet it was as a backpackers/hostel. Impressed with the bed that was surprisingly comfortable. It was my first time sleeping in a room with strangers so it was an enjoyable, unforgettable event that I chose to have and I’m glad I chose the right place. Only the guy at the bottom moved a lot in his sleep, shaking the bed every time it woke me up every now and then.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

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