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YHA Christchurch Rolleston House
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Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed one night in the private double room with ensuite facilities and was pleasantly surprised by the size of the room! It's spacious, coupled with TV and a pantry with tea/coffee making facilities.

Although washroom is old, water supply works fine. Bed is firm with blanket and duvet covers. This is really a good value/alternative for couples who wish to save $ on accommodation.

The only cons would be the noise as room is located in level one next to kitchen and back door. I was woken up in the middle of the night from somemore who's bathing but other than that, this is a nice place to stay in.

Located just opposite I-site and Christchurch museum, the botanical garden is just a few steps away. Great location;)

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Spent 1 night here in a 6 bed dorm. Everything was clean and the staff were very helpful. The showers were down stairs but this is probably due to it being an old building. A lot of the main bus companies stop opposite the hostel which is helpful as the main bus station is a 15 main walk away.

Room Tip: Room 2 has access to a large balcony. Good for (quiet) drinking games!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I stayed for two nights in a mixed dorm. Check in was fine, and staff were generally pleasant and helpful throughout. The dorm was clean, and reasonably quiet, although the bunks were a little clunky. The main bathrooms are on the ground floor (with one toilet upstairs). This was not a particular bother to me, and I understand that this is because the building is a historic structure. The lounge area was reasonably comfortable, although not super cosy.
It is useful to bring food with you, as the area is currently lacking much in the way of reasonably priced restaurants or fast food outlets. Hopefully as the city centre picks back up, the range of facilities in the local area will improve. The kitchen was a terrible mess one morning, as people had obviously been cooking late in the night and not cleaning up after themselves. Another guest reported that their milk had been stolen.
Wifi was down on the morning of my departure, but staff were looking into it.
The hostel is right next to the museum and very convenient for looking around the city centre or taking bus tours. A half hour(ish) walk brings you to a lively Westfield shopping mall and big cinema. Again, as the city rebuilds, I'm sure there will be lots more options closer to the hostel.
It is good to see budget accommodation bouncing back in Christchurch and hopefully the hostel will be able to maintain standards whilst the rest of the city follows suit.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

The staff were helpful, the kitchen and communal area are big and clean, good central location. Unfortunately the dorm room I was in had the most creakiest bunk beds ever, even just turning over in bed was very noisy, so none of us got much sleep.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I could stay here only one night because the hostel was always fully booked, and I can understand why. Big and clean kitchen, big and clean bathrooms (even if their location was not the best: you have to pass through the kitchen to go to the showers), nice rooms, just beside the botanical garden. Friendly and helpful staff. It is the place where I would stay again in Christchurch.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Laura Z
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stayed in the hostel for 3 nights (2x in 4-mixed dorm and 1x 6 mixed dorm, both rooms had the similar standards). Located near the cantenbury museum and fantastic botanic garden, the hostel was really tidy, the linen and bed really comfortable, good facilities, big well equiped kitchen, great lounge room with games, books, a guitar and big screen tv, perfect internet connection. The staff was one of the best during our 2 weeks trip in NZ, really helpful and giving excellent tips. I would gladly stay there again!

Room Tip: Rooms have all the same standards. But for a nice breakfast i would recommend a small cafe with thei...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

The YHA had only recently reopened, and it was looking super clean and tidy. I was really impressed by the helpfulness of the staff: they gave me excellent directions and help getting around, for which I was really grateful.

My room was clean and tidy, and the shared dining/cooking areas well equipped and clean.

The hostel itself is very handily located near the museum and park, and not far from the CBD.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank bluecastle
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Additional Information about YHA Christchurch Rolleston House

Address: 5 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 108 Specialty Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range: $24 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Christchurch Rolleston House 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
YHA Christchurch, Rolleston House is centrally located opposite the Christchurch Arts Centre with its colourful weekend art and craft market and along the famous Christchurch tram route. Rolleston House is a gorgeous character home which has been converted into a comfortable hostel offering multi-share, double and twin rooms. Facilities include a TV room, self-catering kitchen, internet access and library exchange. The hostel provides late night entry for pre-bookings arriving on late flights and buses. ... more   less 
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