YHA Christchurch


YHA Christchurch is a homely, comfortable, 100 year old building with a friendly, modern atmosphere. 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 and there is an outdoor garden and BBQ.

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.


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


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


The Train Station is 4km from hostel. 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
  • 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


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  • Gish vs. Mincer (Mar 5th - Mar 7th) The Bro's are on the run in the South Island and heading to Christchurch for a 3 night run during the Te Matatini festival. Gish: The Rockstar of New Zealand Comedy is without doubt one of the funniest bro-fessional ...
  • BioBlitz for Seaweek 2015 (Mar 2nd - Mar 6th) The CoastBlitz event will be Blitzing Sumner Beach for Seaweek this year. The two main activities are a BioBlitz (all week) and a Beach clean-up and BBQ (March 4th, 4-6pm). The BioBlitz is something any school or ...
  • Elite6 Business Networking (Jul 1st - Jun 25th 2015) Hi, I’m Maria Gold the facilitator of the Tower Junction Elite6 group since October 2009. Day: Every Thursday Time: 7:30am - 8:30am (Arrive 7.20am to order a drink and/or breakfast) Venue: Spectators Bar & ...
  • Sol3 Mio (Mar 5th - Mar 5th) Following the unprecedented success of their album tour earlier this year and a whirlwind of international releases, Civic Events is proud to present the return of opera sensations Sol3 Mio to New Zealand. Sol3 Mio ...

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.