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YHA Christchurch

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All round great stay, no complaints aside from it being really busy during our stay. Very helpful receptionists. One english lady gave us some good advice on must see locations in the south islands. We're on our way to Marlborough sounds now. :)

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Karlstad, Sweden
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had an excellent stay at YHA. The best thing with our stay was definitely Stewart. He was so genuinely helpful, polite and kind. He really offered us his best recommendations of where to go, where to shop etc. He was incredibly helpful and understanding and took care of us as much as he possible could. He is a man...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it deserve a 5 stars because it is very clean and very modern. i stayed solo in a room that was steps away from a very large bathrooms. the queen bed was very comfortable. it had a flat screen with about 10 channels. although i didnt use any of the 2 dining rooms, the both had all the amenities one...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Allow me to thank you very much for having the time to leave us such a pleasant review. I'm extremely pleased to read that not just your first stay, but also your second stay, were both equally enjoyable. We do strive ourselves to make sure all who stay are safe, comfortable and most importantly feel at home. I...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the private ensuite room for 3 nights, 2 separate occasions,... one night on Feb 22 when we landed in CC from Auckland and then 2 nights on March 5 and 6 before we took the flight back to Auckland on 7th. Free car parking is available down the block at Glouceser street. Great kitchen, nice room. For...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora IndFamTraveler, Please let me take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback about your stay. It is lovely to see that you enjoyed your time with us. We are aware of the issues relating to the shower, we have had a redesign done to combat this issue. This should be implemented...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm always leery of a hostel or a holiday park because a lot of times you get people who don't care and they make a mess and leave things a disaster. In this particular case it was awesome. We had a great room with a private bath and it was fairly clean. The kitchen had every accessory needed and everyone...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Allow me to thank you so much for leaving us such a wonderful review. I'm extremely glad to read that you really enjoyed your time with us, from our ensuite rooms, newly furnished communal facilities and our reception team. I hope you enjoy your remaining time in New Zealand and we would love to have you stay with...

India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel was about 5 minutes walking from the rolleston avenue bus stop when I arrived but 20 minutes walking away from the main Lichfield street bus terminus when leaving. Stayed 2 nights in the ensuite 4 female dorm 227 on the first floor, had to carry my bag up and down the stairs. Checkin and checkout were quick and...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora, I would like to thank you for having the time to leave us a great review. I'm extremely happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your hostel experience with us, from our newly updated communal facilities, to our brand new lockers and bunk beds. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and hope to see you...

Alberta
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hostel is clean and in a good location. The only real complaint is that the room was incredibly hot. We tried opening a window to get some air in the room, but it didn't help. Otherwise, it was a good stay.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora, So pleased to see that you've left us such a great review. We do offer fans in the rooms and are available from our reception team. I hope you enjoy the rest of New Zealand and hope to see you stay with us in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Maivan Assistant Manager

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Good location about 5 mins away from the intercity bus stop. Rooms are pretty small with squeaky bunks, but beds have their own lights and charging point, and also charging points in the lockers which is handy. Clean shared bathrooms.

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora Emily, I'm please to see that you enjoyed our recently brand new lockers with charging points inside them. They are great to charge your devices in a safe and secure place while your out and about. We have passed the message onto our team regarding the squeaky bunks and will be sure to tighten them all up to...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The location is right in the city centre and close to all the activity. I also loved the common room!! As a solo traveller I found it was a nice open space with lots of games, TV and comfy sofas, so it was easy to meet new people! Not to mention the free WIFI! The staff were nice and the...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you so much for leaving us such a great review. I'm extremely pleased to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your hostel experience and our newly furnished communal areas. I wish you the best with your NZ travels. Kind regards, Paul Maivan, Assistant Manager

Speyer, Germany
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The YHA in Christchurch is located perfectly if you arrive by Intercity bus. It’s about a 5 minute walk from the bus station. The building is quite big and a bit of a riddle to me, but it’s definitely a lovely, renovated building.The beds are very comfortable and I had a plug for charging at my bed, what was also...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia Ora Lisa, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Im really pleased to read that your really enjoyed your time with us and that our staff were helpful with all your needs. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Kind regards, Paul Maivan, Assistant Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA New Zealand welcomes its newest hostel into the network - YHA Christchurch! YHA Christchurch is a homely, comfortable, 100 year old building currently undergoing upgrades due to new ownership. The hostel is located near the Christchurch town centre, the Canterbury Museum, the Botanical Gardens and Hagley Park. A wide range of comfortable backpacker accommodation is available including multi-share, female only, double, twin and well-appointed ensuite rooms. YHA Christchurch also accommodates families and groups. All rooms have flat screen TVs. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas hob stoves and plenty of storage for your groceries. The communal lounge and dining is updated and modern. Enjoy the outdoor garden, BBQ and fire pit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Christchurch

Address: 36 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand (Formerly Thomas's Hotel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: RM85 - RM342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Christchurch 5*
Number of rooms: 41
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