Ymca Christchurch Hostel

12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011  show map
 2 stars
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Ymca Christchurch Hostel

Paid Wi-Fi

NZD 5 per day


On-site parking

Kitchen facilities


Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area



Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center


Flat-screen TV


The central Ymca Christchurch Hostel is set in the center of Christchurch. Ymca Christchurch Hostel features modern décor throughout the property.

Setting next to a railway station provides an easy access to Hagley Park, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Orana Wildlife Park. A variety of dishes are served in Boatshed Cafe and Cook'n' With Gas, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

The great location of Ymca Christchurch Hostel enables direct access to Christchurch International airport.


This property has 105 guestrooms including Standard Double Room, Deluxe Double Room, Standard Room and Apartment appointed with a private balcony, a work desk, a wardrobe, a mini bar and a refrigerator. The fashionable rooms have beds with electric blankets, pillowcases and foam pillows. Rooms are fitted with single beds, twin beds and queen size beds. Ymca Christchurch Hostel provides guests with en suite bathrooms. Hairdryers, towels and free toiletries are also available.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The unique restaurant serves tasty meals. Guests can relax in the café bar serving complimentary drinks.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of NZD 10 per person per night.  The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of NZD 15 per person per night. 


The hostel offers a designated smoking place, a meeting room, a storage room and an elevator as well as multilingual staff.


Owing to a gym and aerobics classes, guests can exercise.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel at NZD 5 per day.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   105.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Aerobics


  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer


  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Electric blankets


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

hostel Ymca Christchurch Hostel Christchurch location
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Hostel Address:

12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011

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City Center
  • Christchurch
    2300 ft
  • Duo Dining Room & Bar (cuisine: South American, Asian, International)
    100 ft
  • Curator's House Restaurant
    300 ft
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
    500 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Ymca Christchurch Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Christchurch Arts Centre400 ft
  • City Center2000 ft

Places of interest

  • Christchurch City Council700 ft
  • Christchurch City Council700 ft
  • Christchurch City Council700 ft
  • Christchurch District Court1400 ft
  • House of Travel Group2000 ft
  • Canterbury District Health Board2000 ft
  • ASURE New Zealand Limited2000 ft
  • Foodstuffs - South Island2000 ft
  • LWR Industries Limited2000 ft
  • AMI Insurance Ltd2000 ft
  • Ryman Healthcare Limited2000 ft
  • Fulton Hogan Headquarters2000 ft
  • Izone Business Park2000 ft
  • Foodstuffs Limited2000 ft
  • High Court Christchurch2000 ft
  • New Zealand Brain Research Institute2000 ft
  • Southern Institute of Technology2000 ft
  • Waterloo Business Park Christchurch2000 ft
  • Portlink Industrial Park2000 ft
  • Cavendish Business Park2000 ft
  • Anzco Foods Limited / Canterbury Meat Packers Ltd2000 ft

Shopping areas

  • Cashel Street Shopping Area1700 ft
  • Re:START1700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Bridge of Remembrance1400 ft
  • The Chalice2000 ft


  • Canterbury Museum700 ft


  • Botanical Gardens1700 ft


  • Christchurch Art Gallery1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Earth and Sky1.1 mi
    PO Box 112, Lake Tekapo
  • Riccarton House & Bush1.5 mi
    16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch
  • Rutherford's Den2.2 mi
    Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch
  • Mona Vale1.3 mi
    63 Fendalton Rd, Christchurch
  • Westfield Riccarton1.5 mi
    129 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton

Near the hostel

  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens500 ft
    Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
  • Peacock Fountain500 ft
    Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch
  • Cramner Courts Building1900 ft
    Cramner Square, Christchurch
  • Southern Encounter2000 ft
    33 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
  • Canterbury Museum600 ft
    Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
  • Christchurch Art Gallery 800 ft
    Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch
  • Canterbury Provincial Buildings1900 ft
    Corner Durham and Armagh Streets, Christchurch

Restaurants nearby

  • Duo Dining Room & Bar100 ft

    Address: 12 Hereford Street
    Phone: 03 423 1212

    79% likes this, based on 19 reviews
    Cuisine: South American, Asian, International
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 26

  • The Coffee House Restaurant & Cafe700 ft

    Address: 290 Montreal St
    Phone: 03 365 6066

    80% likes this, based on 162 reviews
    Cuisine: New Zealand
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 24

  • Boatshed Cafe600 ft

    Address: 2 Cambridge Terrace
    Phone: (03) 366 6768

    66% likes this, based on 28 reviews
    Cuisine: International

  • Curator's House Restaurant300 ft

    Address: Rolleston Avenue
    Phone: (03) 379-2252

    63% likes this, based on 85 reviews

  • Cook'n' With Gas500 ft

    Address: 23 Worcester St
    Phone: 033779166

    64% likes this, based on 53 reviews
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 35

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:

Ymca Christchurch Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ymca Christchurch

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 274 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single

    I like staying at the YMCA primarily because of its location.. I used to be a student when the University was at the Arts Centre, and like like to go back there. Also to walk in th gardens. It is an excellent value of money deal.

  • Single

    Friendly efficient office staff. Clean, comfortable room at an affordable price. Good laundry facility, again at a reasonable rate.

  • Single

    walked around cathederal sqare and avon river , parks and flower dispays and admiring buildings from a bygone era and did shopping around city

  • Single

    handy to conference location, cheap and cheerful but safe and quiet. Was only there to sleep virtually so met my needs for a quick trip to chrsitchurch. Taxi much cheaper if you book at reception to go to the airport or prebook before the visit - a great service - only $25 out versus the $55 i paid coming in from another company!! Would not have thought to stay here but someone at work said The CHCH YMCA was very good and was cheaper than hotels closer to the venue

    Sharing the bathroom with others but i knew that before i booked. Was disappointed there was not a shower in the bathroom beside my room

  • Older travelers

    As budget type accommodation it is excellent, superb shower and the location close to CBD is excellent.

    For our purposes it was excellent.

  • Older travelers

    The room was comfortable and clean and it was nice being close to Hagley park as well as the Art centre. The airport bus was only just around the corner. Good value

  • Couple

    the area it was in and close to alot of places and the prices compared to other places

  • Family with children

    aese of coming and going as i please ,central location

    kitchen neets to be clean at all times ,dirty pots

  • Family with children

    location, free parking, helpful staff e.g. room changes to keep our group together

    the kitchen is very small and gets a bit crowded, but there is a cafe on site

  • Older travelers

    well priced comfortable room god breakjfast and handy to town

  • Group of friends

    Close location to city centre and Art Centre

    Difficult combination lock on the first floor kitchen

  • Older travelers

    Stayed at YMCA Christchurch as it was familiar surroundings and we like the cafe and restaurant across the road. Easy to walk to the centre.

    Breakfast not worth the money

  • Family with children

    Great location and value. Free parking right downtown as well. After checking in, we decided to upgrade from a standard to a "luxury" room, which had ensuite and in-room tea/coffee, and a nice view. Definitely would stay in a luxury room again.

    No wi-fi available. Communal kitchen was cramped and the fridge quite full. Would not recommend a long stay here if self-catering is essential.

  • Single

    Staying at YMCA Chch, when earthquake in feb 22nd, the employes were very helpfull trying to find rooms for people who could not get to their hotels, Also Great food.

    Noisy neighbours!!! Was only one internet computor!!!!!

  • Group of friends

    It's position in the city area and single room availability. Good breakfasts at a reasonable price in the restuarant.

    Shower rooms not serviced very well with discarded towels left lying about. Evening meals in the restuarant not very appetising.

How to reach hostel

hostel Ymca Christchurch Hostel Christchurch location
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Hostel Address:

12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011

Get directions
City Center
  • Christchurch
    2300 ft
  • Duo Dining Room & Bar (cuisine: South American, Asian, International)
    100 ft
  • Curator's House Restaurant
    300 ft
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
    500 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms: