Hotel Give

12 Hereford Street Christchurch8013New Zealand
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About Hotel Give

Located adjacent to the city’s botanical gardens, YMCA Christchurch hostel offers budget accommodation in central Christchurch, New Zealand.

$Hotelname hostel features large dorm rooms and standard private rooms, both of which have shared toilet facilities. This property also offers a selection of deluxe private single, double and twin rooms, which have en-suite facilities.

In addition to ample communal areas, this hostel also has a 24-hour reception, a travel desk, off-street parking and laundry facilities. Wi-Fi is available here for a daily rate.

Self-caterers are free to use the property’s kitchen facilities, but this hostel’s on-site café serves drinks and light snacks while Duo offers modern Asian and European cuisine.

This hostel is located in close proximity to the University of Otago, Christchurch and the Canterbury Museum. There are also numerous tour operators in the area, many of whom offer excursions to the Banks Peninsula and Port Hills.


12 Hereford Street , Christchurch, 8013, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 35507005 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Central Christchurch hostel with a hotel-like feel

Guests loved the central location of this Christchurch hostel, which is set close to a number of local sites, including the famous Peacock Fountain, the city’s botanical gardens and the University of Otago. Many were keen to note that – while officially a hostel – this property had a distinctly hotel-like feel.

Thoughtful amenities, good facilities

This property offers an array of solid amenities and facilities, something that added to the overall guest experience. The on-site gym, café, restaurant and availability of a Wi-Fi network were great perks, but for guests, it was this property’s free off-street parking that was most highly praised.

Friendly staff, clean bathrooms

The staff at this hostel are unfailingly friendly and helpful, with the reception team consistently singled out for praise. Finally, guests were happy to find that the bathroom facilities here were not only plentiful, but kept to a sparkling standard.

Negative Reviews

Noise an issue in certain configurations

Those whose rooms were near bathroom or laundry facilities reported that noise was a problem in their units. The situation was exacerbated by the doors at this hostel, which are prone to snapping and even slamming shut when being closed.

No free Wi-Fi or toiletries

Wi-Fi is available here for an additional fee. This was a point of contention for most guests and those who opted to purchase the service were disappointed to note that the connection was at best intermittent. A lack of toiletries was also an issue, with many unhappy to find that this property did not provide shampoo or even soap to guests.

Small kitchens and lack of character

Self-caterers found the kitchen area here to be small, especially for such a high-capacity building. Many guests also commented that this property seemed to be lacking in character.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1736 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
  • Expedia
    7.8 /10
    7.7 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.1 /10
    6.8 /10
  • other websites
    7.6 /10
7.7 out of 10 based on 1736 reviews