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.
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; please get in touch with hostel staff for advice or to book. The main Bus Interchange in Christchurch is approximately a 15 minute walk from the hostel, which provides an easy transport link to popular destinations including Sumner Beach and New Brighton.
It is 8km from the Airport to the hostel. Taxis are readily available from the door of the terminal. Public buses depart from the terminal to the City Bus Interchange approximately every half hour during the day (once per hour on weekends); these accept cash, or have discounted fares for those with a Metrocard. Please see metroinfo.co.nz for up to date timetable and fare information. Note that the Central Bus Interchange is approximately a 15 minute walk from the hostel.
Shuttle options are available and hostel staff are happy to book these for you. We recommend Steve's Shuttle. Super-Shuttle also provides door to door transport and can be pre-booked via their website or by phone.
The Train Station is 4km from hostel. Transfer in taxi / shuttle is about NZ$10 to return from the train station.
Please note there is no parking offered onsite. Street parking is available nearby and is free from 6pm until 9am. Please chat to our reception staff for their recommendations on the best available parking options.
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.
YHA Christchurch can cater for up to 121 people across 41 rooms.
Room types available are:
The hostel is spread over two floors with the majority of our multi-share rooms in one area on the first floor. 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 private group lounge and dining space may be offered to groups of 30 or more if requested.
Group members are accommodated in comfortable 4 or 6 bed rooms and 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.
Group leaders and supervisors can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with private or shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen, towels and TV’s 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.
If you have any questions Paul and Christina are happy to help:
Continental breakfast can be served in our group kitchen upon request for $10 per person. It includes a choice of three cereals, yogurt, fruit, toast and spreads (butter, jam, honey and 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.
Find out more about accommodation for groups across the YHA Network.
YHA Christchurch is a stone's throw from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Canterbury Museum and a short walk form the rejuvenating City Centre. the 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 is Airport is 9km from the hostel. The most convenient option for Groups is to book a door to door shuttle.
The train station is 4km from YHA Christchurch. Talk to your Groups Coordinator about arranging a shuttle.
Unfortunately we do not have our own off-street car park. There is on-street car parking available outside the hostel.