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New Zealand has now moved into COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Reduce.

Our Accommodation facility remains open for guests.

Located directly behind Christchurch Hospital, we are the obvious choice if you are coming to Christchurch for business or leisure, or if you need accommodation for family members of those receiving hospital treatment.

These are our safety operating procedures under Alert Level 2:

Operating Procedures under COVID-19 Level 2


The YMCA Christchurch has modernised from it’s young mens’ hostel roots and is open to anyone and everyone!

As a not for profit organisation we make it our mission to provide affordable Christchurch accommodation, yet still maintaining a high standard of quality.

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For the best rates guaranteed, support local and help our business survive by booking directly through our website.

  • Centrally located next to the beautiful Botanical Gardens and Arts Centre
  • Close to Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Hospital and CBD
  • 24 hour reception and access
  • Free off street parking
  • Onsite fitness centre and squash courts
  • Fully licensed restaurant Duo
  • Robert Harris cafe
  • WiFi available at a reasonable daily rate
  • Onsite laundry facilities and guest kitchen
    We offer a variety of different rooms, for a variety of budgets. From single standard rooms, through to two bedroom apartments.
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    Check out our long term DEALS, rooms available for weekly rental from $175, t&cs apply. Contact accom@ymcachch.org.nz directly to access these great rates.


    DEALS – Weekly Rates

    Looking for longer term accommodation? Centrally located, fully furnished and walking distance to everything in the CBD?

    Then check out our weekly rates, we have a range of different room options available NOW, from as low as $175*!

  • Fresh linen and towels provided each week
  • Fully equipped communal kitchen with allocated fridge storage
  • Token operated laundry available
  • Separate lounge areas for dining and relaxing
  • Onsite cafe and restaurant
    To view the different rooms and rates we have available with this deal, take a look at our information pack:

    Information Pack

    * terms and conditions apply



    Backpacker Dorms are ideal for the budget traveller.  Full linen is provided and common areas provide space to spread out and socialise.

    Standard Private Rooms (single|twin|double) have linen and towels provided, with plenty of shared bathroom facilities located throughout the building.

    Deluxe Private Rooms (single|twin|double) provide hotel style accommodation, with ensuites, fridges, tea and coffee making facilities and TVs.

    Apartments hotel style 2 bedroom apartments, with full kitchen, bathroom, lounge/dining room with TV.

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    Group Accommodation

    The YMCA is the ideal location with large dorm rooms and affordable private rooms for leaders and parents.

    With an onsite restaurant and cafe all your catering requirements will be met, as well we have a health and fitness centre which means extra team building activities are right on hand.

    Group discounts are available on request. We specialise in catering for sports groups, university groups, clubs, school groups and private groups. Contact us for a quote.

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    Airport Transfers are provided by Canterbury Airport Shuttles and Super Shuttle, check out their websites to make a booking and secure door to door service.

    Buses (Naked, Intercity and Atomic Shuttles) arrive and depart outside the Canterbury Museum, which is an effortless 1 minute walk.

    Local buses operate from the Christchurch Bus Exchange which is a five minute walk to Tuam Street.

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    Use promo code YMCA VIP to get a 5% discount when booking and paying online with Super Shuttle

    If you are stopping over at Auckland on your New Zealand travels, be sure to check out our Auckland City Lodge Accommodation, and our YMCA Auckland Hostel.


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