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YHA Christchurch


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Luke Tarplett

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

Contact: +64 3 379 9536 Email this hostel

Reception: 9am – 8pm (Sunday – Thursday) 9am – 10pm (Friday- Saturday)

Location: 36 Hereford Street,

Christchurch Central, Christchurch

In the heart of the city


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How to get here

We’re located on Hereford St, west of Montreal St. There is no on-site parking. Street parking is available nearby and is free from 6pm until 9am. Get more information on the City Council website or use the 5 minute drop-off zone outside to chat to our reception about best available options.


Bus/Shuttle: Buses stop is 600m from the hostel. The Christchurch Bus Interchange is 10 minutes’ walk from the hostel. Shuttles will pick up/drop off at the hostel door.
Airport: There are stand-by taxis that you can catch from the airport to the hostel. You can also catch bus #29 to the Bus Interchange. Shuttles operate door-to-door.
Train: The train station is 4km from the hostel. Taxis or shuttles are available.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

Stay in our comfortable modernised heritage building, complete with 5 Star Gold Qualmark rating. This hostel is second-to-none for location, a stone's throw from art galleries, museums, gardens, and a full array of venues to enjoy food, drink, and live music.

We've got room types to suit all travellers, from solo backpackers to families and large groups. With two fully-equipped kitchens, two lounge areas, and outdoor courtyard there's plenty of space to entertain yourself. Our friendly team is on hand with travel tips and a free booking service.

YHA Christchurch is superbly located for an easy walk to restaurants and bars on the Terrace, Victoria Street, or New Regent Street. Explore Christchurch’s lively entertainment scene, markets, street art, and thriving community projects. It's the perfect home base to experience the growth and development in Christchurch's regenerating heart.

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Guests love:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Outdoor area

Shared facilities:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Union Pay
  • New Zealand Dollars

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Some of our top picks for Christchurch:

  • Take a walk around the CBD or explore the nearby museums and art galleries a stone's throw from the hostel
  • Check out Christchurch Adventure Park for ziplining, mountain biking, and excellent views of the city and Lyttelton Harbour
  • Explore quirky music venues, bars and restaurants that have popped up around the city and enjoy local musicians

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