We stayed 1 night in the YMCA of Christchurch in March 2013. The location is very good, right in front of the park and close to the i-site and the DOC information center.
Check in was quick. The room was adequate, clean and large enough for 2 adults and 2 kids. Nathroom was also OK. Price is still on the very high side we found, knowing there was no breakfast included.
Check out was also smooth.
Christchurch is still very much damaged by the earthquake, including the streets around the YMCA.
Would you recommend to a friend? Yes