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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   12 Hereford St, Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent location, spacious dorm rooms, a bit basic but all quite pleasant. If you're a backpacker you will probably have a satisfactory stay. Unfortunately the one thing that did stand out was the slow reception. Sort that IT system out - check in took ages!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing Exhibition that hopefully will make Christchurch a world leader in street art. Set up in old squash courts this is a must see while in Christchurch from Feb to May 2015. Worldwide Street artists have come together to put on a spectacular show of the intricacies of Street Art. While I enjoyed all the rooms I particularly enjoyed the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you miss this exciting new exhibition .. from Feb to May 2015.. you only have yourself to blame. World renowned graffiti artists have teamed up with local wall painters to transform old squash courts into one of the best art spaces I have seen for ages. If I tell you too much it will spoil the surprises in store.... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning free exhibition Street Art - At the YMCA Hereford Street Christchurch 14 February to 10 May 2015 This is part os Spectrum Street Art Festival T-Shirts Unfolding - Canterbury Museum Big Walls - Around the City

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 5 days here with my wife. Although the place was completely full because of the opening of the World Cricket Championships and a little noisy early in the evening because of the enthusiasm of the guests, it was quiet after 10 pm. We had two twins in our room which was spartan but up to date, We had... More 

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Welly
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Village People were on the money when they said it's fun to stay at the YMCA, you can hang out with the boys. Friendly staff, clean and tidy, does everything it says on the box. Room 304 has a glory hole too FYI Skip Robert Harris for breakie a couple minutes down the road on Montreal St is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the YMCA in Christchurch dozens of times since 2005. The accommodation is fairly basic, and the age of the building is definitely starting to show around some of the seams, but I really like staying here for a number of reasons. First of all, the location can't be beat. It is right across the street from... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some thoughts on YMCA Christchurch: - Great location, opposite the botanic gardens and close to the centre of town. - High bathroom/guest ratio. - Comfortable room and clean linen. - Spacious rooms (ours was a four person room). - Wifi is not free like YHA :( The other location we stayed in while in Christchurch was 'At the Right Place'.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a near new building, there was great new facilities and the private rooms were more like hotel quality than hostel. The Bus stop at the museum is only a couple of minutes up the road which is handy. The solid construction (as opposed to wooden lodge construction of many backpackers) helped keep noise down though as doors close into... More 

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Arcata, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here a dozen times and will always use this as my hotel while in Christchurch. Conveniently near everything including the inter city bus transit center. Very comfortable stay that has easy access to almost everything. It's a no fuss place and has wifi that works better than most places I have stayed in NZ. You might even... More 

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Address: 12 Hereford St, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Christchurch YMCA 2*
Number of rooms: 105
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