Hostel, 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
12 Hereford Street, 8011 Christchurch, New Zealand
Centrally located next to the Botanical Gardens, Canterbury Museum and Hagley Park. Guest enjoy free onsite parking as well as 24-hour reception, an onsite restaurant, a bar and a cafe. YMCA Christchurch is 13 minutes' drive from Christchurch Railway Station. For an additional charge guests can access WiFi, a conference room, laundry facilities and a health and fitness centre including a squash court. There is also a newly renovated kitchen, where you can prepare your own meals. There is a shared communal lounge on every floor of the building.
❝It's close to the garden and boat shed. Staffs are great and the facilities are good. I really enjoy my stay there.❞
❝Friendly people, comfy relaxed environment. Handy location with beautiful Hagley park just across the road. It's really so easy to stay here.❞
Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, earthquakes destroyed many of the historic centre's stone-built buildings. Christchurch’s "Cardboard Cathedral,” named after one of its primary construction materials, is a temporary stand-in for the former neo-Gothic edifice. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Orana Wildlife Park feature native New Zealand animals. Canterbury Museum, telling the story of the city, also has Maori and Antarctic exploration collections. Christchurch Gondola travels up Mt. Cavendish for panoramic views of the city, the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. Christchurch is a gateway for dolphin-spotting in the Banks Peninsula's Akaroa Harbour, skiing at Mt. Hutt and scenic TranzAlpine railway trips through the Southern Alps.