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

  • Ayla's Angels Halloween & Day of the Dead Burlesque Ball (Nov 1st - Nov 1st) Come and celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead with the Angels of Ayla's Angels Burlesque Dress up in your scariest outfit and dance the night away with the angels Where ? Huxley Room, Sandridge Hotel, Sydenham, ...
  • The Juke Joint (Nov 1st - Nov 1st) Celebrate Halloween 1947 style! It's the era of swing dance, big band music, the golden age of Hollywood and... Roswell! So come dressed as your favourite deliciously dead diva or divinely dapper dude, even if they're ...
  • Pete Majendie: Comedy & Cake (Nov 1st - Nov 1st) An award winning stand-up comedian who performed for several years in the International Comedy Festival and various other festivals throughout New Zealand and overseas in Australia and USA. Comedy & Cake includes a ...
  • Girl Rising Premiere (Nov 1st - Nov 1st) Presented by the Christchurch Branch of Save the Children. Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education. And yet, when you educate a girl you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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.