US$52 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 26 Feb 2015 Check-out 27 Feb 2015

YMCA Christchurch

2 stars
12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, Christchurch, 8011
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
30 reviews
Couldn't ask for better!!!

I actually had some apprehension in booking because the price was a little much (maybe reduce it... See full review

  • Matt9
  • 16 Oct 2014
Great introduction to NZ

The YMCA, our first stop in NZ, was within walking distance of the airport shuttle, restaurants,... See full review

  • The Plums
  • 30 Dec 2013
YMCA Hotel Christchurch offers quality accommodation and a quiet family friendly location for its guests. Some of the attractions that can be visited while in the city include Air Force Museum, Mona Vale Gardens and International Antarctic Centre.
General

YMCA Hotel Christchurch features conference room that cater to guests' business and social events. Recreational facilities at this hotel include a gymnasium, steam room and a squash court. Guests can visit sites such as Cathedral Square Market and Riccarton Market in their free time.



Location

Centrally located in the city of Christchurch, YMCA Hotel is next to the Arts Centre & Botanical Gardens. Orana Wildlife Park and Ferrymead Heritage Park are some points of interest of the city.

Dining

Guests can start off their day by having delicious continental breakfast and later on dine on local, regional and international cuisines served at the onsite restaurant of YMCA Hotel in Christchurch. Light snacks can be enjoyed at the cafe.
Rooms

The hotel features comfortable rooms that boast amenities such as radio, private bathroom, shared bathroom and disabled facilities.

YMCA Christchurch Rooms

Single Deluxe Room
Single Deluxe Room offers 1 single bed with bathroom amenities, heating and non-smoking rooms. Single Deluxe rooms include bathroom, TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities & are serviced daily.
Twin Deluxe Room
Twin Deluxe Room offers 2 Single Beds with bathroom amenities, heating and non-smoking rooms. Twin Deluxe rooms include bathroom, TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities & are serviced daily. Rooms have 2 Single Beds. Some have balconies.
Double Deluxe Room
Double Deluxe Room offers 1 queen bed with bathroom amenities, heating and non-smoking rooms. Double Deluxe rooms include bathroom, TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities & are serviced daily. Some rooms also have balconies.
Triple Deluxe Room
Triple Deluxe Room offers 1 Queen & 1 Single Bed with bathroom amenities, heating and non-smoking rooms. Triple Deluxe rooms include bathroom, TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities & are serviced daily. Some rooms have balconies.
Single Standard Room
Single Standard Room offers single bed with bathroom amenities, heating and non-smoking rooms. Single Standard Rooms have 1 Single bed (share bathroom), desk, chair, wardrobe, & heater. All linen supplied. Some have balconies.
Double Standard Room
Double Standard Room offers 1 Queen Bed with bathroom amenities, heating and non-smoking rooms. Double standard rooms have 1 Queen bed (share bathroom), desk, chair, wardrobe & heater. All linen supplied. Some have balconies.
Twin Standard Room
Twin Standard Room offers 2 Single Beds with bathroom amenities, heating and non-smoking rooms. Twin standard rooms have two Single beds (share bathroom), desk, chair, wardrobe & heater. All linen supplied. Some have balconies.
Triple Standard Room
Triple Standard Room offers 3 Single Beds with bathroom amenities, heating and non-smoking rooms. Triple standard rooms have 3 Single beds (share bathroom), desk, chair, wardrobe & heater. All linen supplied. Some have balconies.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

-43.5322 172.6283
Area served
Christchurch.
Nearby airports
Christchurch International Airport - 10km.
Area description

Centrally located in the city of Christchurch, YMCA Hotel is next to the Arts Centre & Botanical Gardens. Orana Wildlife Park and Ferrymead Heritage Park are some points of interest of the city.

Nearby points of interest

  • Cave Rock Gallery: 0.1 km
  • Rutherford's Den: 0.1 km
  • The Arts Centre: 0.1 km
  • Court Theatre: 0.1 km
  • Arts Centre Weekend Market: 0.1 km
  • Antigua Boatsheds: 0.2 km
  • Canterbury Museum: 0.2 km
  • Southern Encounter: 0.7 km
  • Hagley Park: 0.7 km
  • Botanical Gardens: 0.7 km
  • Christchurch Cathedral Square: 0.7 km
  • Christ Church City Centre: 0.7 km
  • Christchurch Casino: 0.8 km
  • City New Life Church: 0.9 km
  • Town Hall: 0.9 km
  • Cave Rock Gallery: 0.1 km
  • Rutherford's Den: 0.1 km
  • The Arts Centre: 0.1 km
  • Court Theatre: 0.1 km
  • Arts Centre Weekend Market: 0.1 km
  • Antigua Boatsheds: 0.2 km
  • Canterbury Museum: 0.2 km
  • Southern Encounter: 0.7 km
  • Hagley Park: 0.7 km
  • Botanical Gardens: 0.7 km
  • Christchurch Cathedral Square: 0.7 km
  • Christ Church City Centre: 0.7 km
  • Christchurch Casino: 0.8 km
  • City New Life Church: 0.9 km
  • Town Hall: 0.9 km
  • Christchurch Tramway: 0.9 km
  • SOL Square: 0.9 km
  • Adventure Trailrides: 1 km
  • North Hagley Park: 1 km
  • Brooke Gifford Gallery: 1.3 km
  • Addington: 1.4 km
  • Victoria Square: 1.5 km
  • Bealey Avenue: 1.5 km
  • Avon River: 1.8 km
  • Christchurch Art Gallery: 1.8 km
  • Bone Dudes: 1.9 km
  • Richmond South: 2.1 km
  • Merivale: 2.1 km
  • AMI Stadium: 2.3 km
  • Rugby League Park: 2.3 km
  • Edgeware: 2.5 km
  • Philipstown: 2.5 km
  • Linwood: 2.7 km
  • Richmond: 2.8 km
  • Rugby Park: 3 km
  • Malvern Park: 3.1 km
  • Avonside: 3.3 km
  • North Linwood: 3.7 km
  • Papanui: 3.7 km
  • Marehau: 4 km
  • Anglican Church St Augustines: 4.2 km
  • Dallington: 4.4 km
  • Christchurch Golf Club: 4.4 km
  • Huntsbury: 5 km
  • Caddyshack City: 5.2 km

Dining

Restaurant
The YMCA Christchurch offers a dining hall that offers breakfast and dinner meals. It also has a Robert Harris Cafe located on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (30)

Ratings and reviews for YMCA Christchurch

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of YMCA Christchurch

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael and Tamzin
Business
Hobart Tasmania
27 Nov 2014

Comfort and convenince

We stayed at the Y and it was very convenient. Staff very helpful, freindly and knowledgable. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. Kitchen was available and useful. Overall a good place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of YMCA Christchurch

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
titicentury
Business
Sydney, Australia
26 Nov 2014

fantastic location

right next to the Art Centre and Botanic Garden. have gym facility which is really a plus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of YMCA Christchurch

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Matt9
Business
Dunedin, NZ
16 Oct 2014

Couldn't ask for better!!!

I actually had some apprehension in booking because the price was a little much (maybe reduce it $10 per room--especially since all rooms weren't taken) as well as the fact that I'd never stayed in a YMCA before---but boy was I pleased with my stay! The staff were amazing, check in was the most simple, painless and efficient process ever (as was checking out). Location, tops! Room was clean, well presented, and all amenities were in working order. Booked me a shuttle and a courtesy call in the morning, was so kind and efficient Only thing I would question is that there was no TV room or common area (each floor had a wee lobby area, but maybe a communal TV room would be nice? (If there was one then it could be advertised better)). Stephanie and Kay on the desk were amazing, and the night porter who was there with a big smile on her face at 3.30am (13/10/14) were awesome. A great team, thank you!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Cashel Street Mall. (Visit the old Cathedral AND the Transitional Cathedral. Both on Hereford Street --- within 4 blocks!!)

Review of YMCA Christchurch

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
gazzarooney
Business
christchurch
31 Aug 2014

always noisy

You get what you pay for....showers take ages to drain.you hear every noise through the walls from rooms next door...nice coffee at cafe downstairs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of YMCA Christchurch

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Plums
Business
Virginia, USA
30 Dec 2013

Great introduction to NZ

The YMCA, our first stop in NZ, was within walking distance of the airport shuttle, restaurants, and the botanical gardens. The facility was very clean and the staff were lovely. The IAC wifi was pretty good (definitely cheaper than other places we've stayed). We'd stay again in a heartbeat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of YMCA Christchurch

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mudman
Business
christchurch
15 Dec 2013

average short term stay

Pleasant apart from poor sleeping due to our room being located next to toilet shower facility

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Have gps

Review of YMCA Christchurch

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RAILFAN
Business
WANGANUI NEW ZEALAND
14 Nov 2013

CENTRAL COMFORTABLE GETAWAY

Was a comfortable tidy place to stay ,some renovation work was going on updating after the earthquakes . pleased to see a wide range of people using the YMCA for their stay in Christchurch .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of YMCA Christchurch

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
fat girl
Business
Hong Kong
2 Nov 2013

Standard Room

Any one will expect normal hotel standard, Standard room will have ensuite, but this hotel (no actually should mean hostel) offers standard room without ensuite/fridge. It is just room only with two beds. Very disappointing and I paid extra NZD30 to upgrade to a so called "Luxury Room", (fridge and ensuite) . This day fridge and ensuite is just a basic that modern hotel should offer. I don't sense a bit of being luxury treated at all. Now I paid NZD110 per night, with this money I could have got much more descent hotel/motel room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of YMCA Christchurch

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vinne
Business
Auckland
5 Sep 2013

Good location

YMCA is good for the location especially for family. The only thing i complained is the people who are inconsiderate and being so noisy. It is not the hotel's fault but i wish there is a policy for guest who can complain about their neighbors. Maybe this is really what you get from sort of backpacking accommodation but our room has an ensuite and so not sharing with others. I am also at a top floor so a little better compare to lower floors mostly with students or people with less care of others who wants to have a peaceful rest or sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Museum and Botanical Garden are just across the hotel. My other tip is to ask for a room on the upper floor... less noise compare to lower floor with some inconsiderate young people who thinks they own the place! otherwise better go elsewhere... my first and probably my last.. Not YMCA fault though.

Review of YMCA Christchurch

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mumandkids
Business
Hamilton, New Zealand
8 Aug 2013

Perfect location

Great location - right across the road from the botanic gardens, the museum the info centre & the double-decker bus. A minute's walk to the boatshed & punting on the Avon. We had the triple deluxe room which came with its own bathroom and toilet facilities, TV, heating. Was pleasantly surprised to find the room was serviced daily and kept as clean as a whistle. This certainly isn't a 5-star hotel, but for this price why would you go anywhere else?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

The on-site restaurant is pretty expensive ($9.50 for a bowl of fries). Make the most of the YMCA kitchen by walking or taking a bus to a supermarket or grocery store and prepare meals yourself. The kitchen is also a good way to meet people.

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