Christchurch YMCA

Address: 12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 8140, New Zealand | 2 star hostel
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This 2 star hostel, located on 12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, is near Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, The Court Theatre, and Peacock Fountain.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsChristchurch YMCA

          Reviewed by matt-lewis

          Big and functional

          Reviewed Jul 30, 2015
          by (46 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          I stayed in quite a nice room with single beds and just two other people. A nice change from crappy bunks in many other hostels. I can't really say any more than that. I barely stayed one night, having to get up at 3.30am to go to the airport.

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          Reviewed by luvlifetravel

          Excellent backpacker accommodation here in Christchurch.

          Reviewed Apr 25, 2014
          by (6 reviews) Adelaide , Australia Flag of Australia

          Excellent backpacker accommodation here in Christchurch. Well run with plenty of facilities and even it's own restaurant with full menu. If you prefer you can always cook your own in there well equipped kitchen. Plenty of bathrooms to wash up and lounge areas to sit and relax or watch a bit of TV. Very clean and comfortable for young and old alike.

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          Reviewed by rachgeary

          No atmosphere

          Reviewed Aug 19, 2013
          by (7 reviews) , Ireland Flag of Ireland

          It could be the fact that the town is dead but this place had little or no atmosphere

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          Reviewed by cindy.thompson

          in need of a makeover

          Reviewed May 15, 2013
          by (29 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          the long and short of it is: good for one night and one night only. the place just has a depressing feel about it. its a huge hostel that's really dingey and dated and in need of investment. the kitchen was pretty much unusable...apparently a new one was going to be fitted. overpriced.

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          Reviewed by forkingoz

          Great location, but would probably stay somewhere else next time

          Reviewed Jan 21, 2013
          by (5 reviews) Hamburg , Germany Flag of Germany

          The best thing about this place is probably the location. After the earthquake destroyed much of the city centre (including centrally located backpackers), this is probably the best choice if you want to stay close to the city centre. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, though the rooms were very basic and could have more power plugs (in a 10-bed-room there were only 6 power plugs, and none at all in the bathrooms). A Robert Harris Café is attached to the hostel for breaky or morning coffee (including 30 minutes of free wifi!!). I found the hostel's atmosphere rather anonymous and not that inviting, so I hung out mostly in the botanic gardens next door. There's not much to see in Christchurch after the earthquake. The city centre (red zone) is completely closed up.

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          Reviewed by pjrobson

          stuck in the 1980's

          Reviewed May 7, 2012
          by (10 reviews) Scotland , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          this hostel needs serious renovations - the kitchen is tiny and very ill-equipped, the tv rooms are old and run down with old tv sets, the rooms remind me of a hospital. the decor is faded and dull. the staff were unhelpful. generally unclean place. i would definitely NOT recommend staying here.

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          TripAdvisor Reviews Christchurch YMCA

          3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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          5 photos

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          3 photos

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