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YHA Christchurch

36 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand (Formerly Thomas's Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leixlip, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at YHA Christchurch for one night while doing the kiwi experience bus tour, it wasn't even the hostel that the company recommends but looked a lot nicer than the original hostel. Myself and my boyfriend got a double room as it was only 4 dollars dearer than a 6 bed dorm (78 dollars). The hostel was really modern... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably one of the best hostels I've stayed in. If not the best. Clean spacious rooms and the staff were all really friendly. Helpful with booking shuttle buses to and from airport/train stations and advising with things to do. Good location considering not much in Christchurch anymore.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice guys at the reception (working on Thursday night 23/07/15) gave us heaps of ideas for going out (we eventually went to Astro Lounge and that was fantastic-thank you very much for this suggestion!). We were staying at private room with ensuite - was very clean with a big large window (and even TV!). Also liked the commitment of... More 

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Venice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Having stayed at various hostels around the world I can safely say this is one of the best. Clean, spacious and comfy rooms. Friendly staff. Clean kitchen with all the tools and utensils you would require. Free wifi. The hostel is fresh and well presented, good location too.

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YHANZ, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia ora Nicola, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review. Our team works hard to provide a friendly and clean place for travellers to kick up their feet. Enjoy your onward travels. Luke Tarplett Hostel Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 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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YHANZ, Manager at YHA Christchurch, responded to this review

Kia ora! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us! We agree, it's pretty awesome that we have two kitchen and two chill out areas. I'll be sure to pass on your effusive words to our staff who work hard to make sure each guest has a great stay. Kind regards, Luke Tarplett, Hostel Manager More 

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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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Peregian Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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 June 7, 2015 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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