• Garden
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Private Bathroom
  • Key card access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Baggage storage
  • Heating

Experience World-class Service at YHA Christchurch

Featuring 2 guest lounges and 2 communal kitchens, YHA Christchurch is located opposite the Arts Center, just 492 feet 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, the Riverside Market and The Terrace.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

YHA Christchurch has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 31, 2009
Hotel chain/brand:
Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Sebastian
    Lovely place to spend some days while you are looking for a room for a long term or while you visit the city. The place was very clean, good location, staff really kindly, good facilites for guests.
  • Kate
    I like the welcoming staff. They made me feel right at home. The building itself was beautiful, and the room was very well appointed and comfortable. Everyone was mindful of the quiet time rules so it was peaceful at night.
  • Stéphanie
    Very good value for money. Well-located, friendly staff and clean facilities.
  • B
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    if you are French, you will right at home. 90% are French and German and lovely people
  • Jeanne
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location is tops, close to the botanical gardens, shops & restaurants. Couldn’t be any better! The dining areas were nice and kitchen well stocked.
  • Lily
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    staff are very nice and helpful. central location.
  • Sarah
    Perfect for one night in a shared room. Nice staff and good location.
  • Ofri
    the rooms were very clean and nice the girl dorms were just what I needed when I landed here
  • Anna
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Stuff was very friendly and helpful, especially given that it was such a busy season.
  • Laufer
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Good lounge area and good facilities. Beds were comfortable and room size (4 bed dorm) was appropriate.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is it quiet at night?

    We are generally are quiet hostel and work to keep any noise in the communal spaces. If you have any issues with noise during your stay please talk to..
    Answered on 11 September 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    We offer free luggage storage on the day of check in (from 8am) and check out (until 8pm). If you are looking to store items while traveling around Ne..
    Answered on 11 September 2019
  • do you have free carpark for the guest?

    YHA Christchurch does not have its own carpark, we can however provide parking options both paid and free on arrival all subject to availability.
    Answered on 5 October 2020
  • Hi! I am wanting parking and am happy to pay, where would the parking location be and how much per night?

    Hi there, once you get to the hostel we can show you on a map where the free parking is, also where the paid parking will be located. we have 2 free 5..
    Answered on 11 December 2020
  • Do you have parking available

    The YHA Christchurch does not have parking onsite, there is street parking directly outside the hostel (paid) and a couple of blocks away there is als..
    Answered on 7 April 2021
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Fresh clean linen is included in all of our rooms, free towels are provided to guests staying in our private rooms. Guests booking our dorm rooms can ..
    Answered on 11 September 2019
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Amenities of YHA Christchurch
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • BBQ facilities
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

YHA Christchurch takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Cash YHA Christchurch accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests 17 years or younger cannot be accommodated in a shared dormitory room. All guests aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult, and that adult is responsible for actions of all the youths within that booking party.

Please note that all alternative bedding configurations cannot be accommodated when booking less than 48 hours prior to arrival.

Please note that there is a 2.5% charge when you pay with Credit Card.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform YHA Christchurch of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about YHA Christchurch

  • The prices at YHA Christchurch may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at YHA Christchurch is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • YHA Christchurch offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • YHA Christchurch is 1,950 feet from the center of Christchurch. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.