YHA Christchurch

Description

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.

YHA Christchurch is centrally located and is handy to bus routes. It's the perfect home base to enjoy and witness the Garden City rebound and regenerate from the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Explore Christchurch’s lively entertainment scene, pop up malls, markets and thriving regeneration projects and suburbs. A full range of activities and tours is available close to the city.

Please note: YHA Christchurch is currently undergoing additional improvements.
Shuttle/Bus:

Buses stop about 600m from the hostel. Most shuttles pick up at the hostel.

Airport:

It is 8km from the Airport to the hostel. Super-Shuttle provides door to door transport.

Train:

Free shuttle service to Train Station (4km from hostel) each morning. Transfer in taxi / shuttle is about NZ$10 to return from the train station.

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  • Activity booking
  • Book Hostelling International hostels here
  • Communal dining area
  • Drying room
  • EFTPOS
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Library Exchange
  • Limited free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • WiFi
Discover the dynamism of a city rediscovering and rebuilding itself following the 2010/2011 earthquakes.

  • Discover Christchurch's unique earthquake tourism including: Gap Filler, Greening the Rubble and Hassle Free Tour's double decker bus tour
  • Explore quirky music venues that have popped up around the city and enjoy local musicians
  • New and old favourite shopping precincts have appeared around the city including: the Tannery, Re:Start mall and New Regent Street
  • Discover Christchurch's unique craft beer scene
  • Get your dose of adrenaline and try paragliding, white water rafting, sky diving, jet boating or canyoning nearby
  • Have a Maori cultural experience with Kotane at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • See the penguins and visit the Antarctic Centre
  • Punt down the Avon or hire canoes / pedal boats from The Boat Shed
  • Go dolphin swimming in Akaroa and Kaikoura
  • Enjoy the excellent mountain biking and walking nearby

Events

  • Symposium with Francisco Torres, Rodger Fox and Ellen Barry (Oct 25th - Oct 25th) 2014 Christchurch Big Band Festival's Gala Concert featuring Christchurch's own acclaimed Symposium Big Band with special guests Francisco Torres (grammy award winning trombonist direct from the USA) with Rodger Fox and ...
  • Cape Hallett Station and Ice Lab (Aug 30th - Feb 8th 2015) The Great White Continent of Antarctica reveals more of its secrets from September 2014. The Cape Hallett Station was a joint scientific base for the United States and New Zealand, built during the first International ...
  • Belly Dance Extravaganza (Oct 25th - Oct 25th) Addendum: Please note that the show times have changed- the show now begins at 8pm, finishing around 10pm. Beloved by bellydancers across the globe, internationally acclaimed dancer Aziza is coming all the way to New ...
  • Geography of Loss (Oct 15th - Oct 25th) Written by Karen Zelas Director Martin Howells (The Secret Lives of Henry & Alice) Stuart Hoar (The Great Art War) has called Geography of Loss “a fascinating & beautifully written play.” Geography of Loss ...
  • Empire (Oct 21st - Nov 2nd) Direct from its world premiere smash-hit season at Times Square in New York City and sold-out seasons across Australia, Empire is the most jaw-dropping show ever seen on a spiegeltent stage. Smashing through the borders ...
  • FESTA 2014: The Present State (Oct 24th - Oct 27th) Plant Gang Supported by COCA 200 High St (access from 161 Manchester St) Friday 24 October–Monday 27 October, 8pm-late Experience the current state of our re-growing city. Plant Gang has created a contemplative ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.