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YHA Christchurch

36 Hereford Street, Christchurch, 8013, New Zealand

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This beautiful historic building is situated in the arts district. Our friendly staff will be happy to give you all the information you need for Christchurch and beyond.

  • Dorm
    From $20.04
  • Private
    From $50.11
10 or more people?

Christchurch Hostel

Hostel Christchurch

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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. 


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 1 night you will be charged for 1 night.
  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 2 nights you will be charged for 2 nights.
  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 3 or more nights you will be charged for 3 nights.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - Charges Apply
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 22:00
From 14:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Canterbury Museum (Less than 500m)
  • Re Start Mall (500m to 1km)
  • Botanic Gardens (Less than 500m)

See the full list of attractions



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Fri 03 Jan 2020

Douche froide et absence de papier toilette à deux reprises malgré une demande de ma part au personnel.


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Mon 02 Dec 2019

I loved my stay at YHA Christchurch. It was clean, comfortable and very conveniently located in the CBD to everything I wanted to see. I have already recommended it to friends still traveling in New Zealand. Well done!


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Tue 05 Nov 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (500m to 1km)
  • Golf course (500m to 1km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (5 to 10km)
  • Local market (500m to 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (500m to 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m to 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m to 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Approx 10km from Christchurch International Airport.
The Airport Bus operates from 7am - 10pm approx. Please ask the Bus driver to indicate the Cambridge Tce / Worcester Street Bus stop and get off at this stop. Walk up 1 block to Hereford Street and turn right. You will find us through the next set of traffic lights on the left hand side - approx 5 min walk from the Bus stop. If your Bus takes you to the Central Station please ask the helpful information desk for directions to the YHA on Hereford Street
Shuttle Buses operate 24 hrs and depart regularly from outside the International Arrivals and are the preferred choice to get into the City Center as they charge a set rate per person. They operate a door to door service. As we have 2 hostels in Christchurch please advise you are going to YHA Christchurch on Hereford Street
Christchurch is busy repairing and rebuilding our city as a result of the 2010 / 2011 Earthquakes. This means that road closures and detours are very common. Download the YHA New Zealand travel app from the iTunes app store or on Google Play for Android phones to keep updated and find the easiest way to our hostel.
The Train Station is approx 3km from YHA Christchurch. Shuttle Buses meet the services and are the preferred choice to get you to the city center as they charge a set rate per person. From YHA Christchurch to the Train Station we can arrange you a free transfer. Please contact the hostel direct or arrange this service when you arrive.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Rugby
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

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