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YHA Christchurch

36 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand (Formerly Thomas's Hotel)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really liked this hostel it has lots of character and most importantly was clean ! The place is huge and has wait for it ... Two kitchen and dining areas which were great always room to cook /chill ! Another luxury which most long term travellers appreciate is they provide two free pillows which was fantastic. Lovely stay and good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here for 2 nights. We were arriving in very late from the airport but they had all our keys and information waiting for us, large clean and comfortable rooms with ensuite bathroom. Free wifi everywhere, nice kitchen and large lounge area with big television and bookcase. Staff were so friendly and helpful and let me use the phones to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best YHAs I've stayed in. New, good WiFi, plenty of people around and good location. 6 bed female dorm was a little small, once 6 people and bags were in there was very little room. But would stay here again first choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the nicest hostels I have stayed at. The staff were really welcoming and helpfully answered any questions. The common areas are super clean, as was the room I stayed in (a double private bathroom). Couldn't have asked for anymore out of a hostel. Great location as well, short walk to everything. Also a quiet location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From someone who has never stayed in a hostel before, or gone on a hotel and shared a room with strangers... I was happy with it all! Staff were friendly and happy to help with anything or show us the quirky nightlife or yummy food. The room was larger than i expected with all the basics ( all very clean)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time staying in a hostel, and I was a little nervous! But the YHA Christchurch is very welcoming and I felt safe here! I stayed in an all girls dorm with private bathroom. The bed was really comfortable and clean. Bathroom was nice and clean as well. General location 5 mins from restart mall and 2... More 

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YHANZ, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia ora, Wow! A first hostel experience. We feel pretty lucky that you stayed with us. Thanks for that! It’s great to hear you had such a good time, that you felt safe and comfortable. Next time you’re thinking of hostelling, be sure to stay again with YHA! Enjoy your onwards travels. Luke Tarplett Hostel Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best hostels we have stayed in so far - spacious, cleaning and comfortable rooms & beds. Really good facilities - big kitchen with loads of equipment and space to sit & socialise, good location & excellent wifi. High recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I've been staying at both of the YHAs in chch I think this one much better than other one if you think about shower rooms. There are few of bath rooms on each stairs. but the room size is much smaller than other one. I don't think this place is not suitable to stay long. stay here for the tidy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Great hostel with friendly staff in a easily. accessible central area. Dorm was clean and quiet. Was just missing lockers and reading lights in the room. Would have been a perfect stay if these 2 items weren't missing

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YHANZ, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia ora Miss N, Thanks for the feedback! You’ll be glad to know we’re installing lockers, integrated bunk bed shelving, light and power units over the next year. We think that if you stay with us again then, you’ll agree that we’re that much closer to perfect. Luke Tarplett Hostel Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stayed here for one night in a 6 share female dorm. Staff were friendly and room and bathroom very clean! Good location close to the Re:START mall and botanic gardens (be sure to spend sometime walking around there) Hard to find much open after 5pm but that's due to the city still rebuilding after the earthquake which I don't think... More 

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