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YHA Christchurch, Christchurch

4.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
36 Hereford St, Christchurch, 8001, New Zealand

Upscale hostel within easy reach of Christchurch Public Hospital
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.2
Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
Fairly good value for money
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YHA Christchurch, Christchurch

from $44
  • Double Private Ensuite
  • Twin Single Private Ensuite
  • Double Private
  • Twin Single Private
  • Double & Twin Single Ensuite Private
  • Double & Single Ensuite Private
  • One Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dorm
  • One Bed in 4-Bed Male Only Dorm
  • One Bed in 4-Bed Female Dorm with Shower
  • One Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dorm with Shower Facilities
  • One Bed in 3 Bed Multishare Mixed
  • 3 Bed Multishare Female Shower
  • One Bed in 6-Bed Female Only Dorm with Ensuite
  • One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Queen Private
  • Single Private

What’s around YHA Christchurch, Christchurch


  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 9 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 11 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 12 min walk
  • AMI Stadium - 35 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 40 min walk
  • Christchurch Art Gallery - 3 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 11 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 30 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 35 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 43 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1930
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

YHA Christchurch, Christchurch’s small print

Also known as

  • Thomas's Hereford Christchurch
  • Thomas's Hotel Hereford
  • Thomas's Hotel Hereford Christchurch
  • YHA Christchurch Hostel
  • YHA Christchurch


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 55 reviews

YHA Christchurch, Christchurch
A day in Christchurch
Amazing place. Great staff. Large facilities.
David, nz1 night trip
YHA Christchurch, Christchurch
Great hostel
Great hostel, nice kitchen and friendly staff who gave me many good recommendations about food. Met some new friends there!!
Mary, au1 night trip
YHA Christchurch, Christchurch
Very clean, very convenient, very good
Great location, superb budget option, literally down the block from the Botanic Gardens and so close to everything else in ChCh. I booked a private room that was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and professional. The kitchen was well-equipped; the bathrooms were clean; and overall just a good experience.
Cemile, auTrip with friends
YHA Christchurch, Christchurch
Very rude staff. It was very hit in the room. Couldn't sleep. The bed was shaken me every time people move and noisy. The shower was clean. Nice kitchen and dining room
William, ca1 night trip
YHA Christchurch, Christchurch
Very Good8.0
Thumbs up
I was pleasantly surprised at the amazing first impression to my dorm itself. Smooth check in, a dorm of 4 came with its own tv, bathroom and a beautiful balcony. Close to everything, and a warm, cozy feel to it.
Kritika, au1 night trip

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YHA Christchurch, Christchurch

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