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YHA Christchurch Group Accommodation


This beautiful historic building provides all the modern features your group could need with two fully equipped kitchens and lounge areas. YHA Christchurch provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation for education, sports and tour groups.


Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes:

  • A choice of three cereals
  • Yoghurt
  • Fruit
  • Toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey, peanut butter)
  • Tea, coffee and fruit juice

A packed lunch or onsite lunch and dinner options are also available upon request.

Free booking service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including:

  • Interislander and Bluebridge ferries
  • Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains
  • InterCity coach travel and local shuttle services

Get in touch

If you have any questions Luke is happy to help: [email protected] or phone 03 379 9536. Or contact our National Group Coordinator Rod on [email protected] or phone 0800 278 299.

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Luke

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 3 379 9536 Email this hostel

Reception: 9am – 8pm (10pm Fridays and Saturdays), if front door is locked please call 03 379 9536

Location: 36 Hereford Street,

Christchurch Central, Christchurch

In the heart of the city


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How to get here

YHA Christchurch is a stone's throw from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, and the rejuvenating City Centre. Our central location means Hagley Park and sports grounds, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Orana Wildlife Park, Ferrymead Historic Park and the International Antarctic Centre are easily accessible.

We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!


Christchurch Airport is 9km from the hostel. The most convenient option for groups is to book a door-to-door shuttle - ask us for options.


The train station is 4km from YHA Christchurch. We can help to arrange a shuttle.


Unfortunately we do not have our own car park. There is street parking near the hostel and 5 minute drop-off zones immediately outside. Get more information on the City Council website.

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Great for groups:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Breakfast options
  • Towel hire
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Lunch options
  • Bed linen included
  • Secure bedrooms
  • Communal lounge
  • Free booking service

Shared facilities:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Recycling stations
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Guitar
  • Book exchange
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Convenience items for sale
  • Breakfast items for sale
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Bicycle storage

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hostel capacity

YHA Christchurch can cater for up to 121 people across 41 rooms. The hostel is spread over two floors with the majority of our multishare rooms in one area on the first floor. A private group lounge and dining space may be offered to groups of 30 or more if requested.

Shared rooms

  • 2 x 6 bed multishare rooms
  • 2 x 6 bed multishare ensuite rooms
  • 3 x 4 bed multishare rooms
  • 3 x 4 bed multishare shower and basin ensuite rooms
  • 2 x 4 bed multishare ensuite rooms

Single unit bathroom facilities are situated in all areas of the hostel. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each.

Private rooms for group leaders and supervisors

  • 18 x twin and double rooms
  • 2 x single rooms
  • 5 x twin and double rooms with ensuite facilities
  • 1 x 3 person family room (1 x double + 1 x single bed)
  • 1 x 4 person family room (1 x double + 2 x single beds)

These rooms include all bed linen, towels and TVs, and ensuite rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities. Please note that we have a limited number of private rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.

Safety & Security

Safety and security is a top priority at YHA. You can download our Group Health & Safety information for your planning or school board approvals.

All bedroom doors lock automatically when closed and require swipe keys for access. A duplicate set can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group. A door code is required to enter the hostel after hours.

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