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The Old Countryhouse

437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
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  • Margaret Mahy Family Playground
    1.3 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 4 days ago
Nice hostel
We stayed in an ensuite room. The room and bathroom were very... more
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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in an ensuite room. The room and bathroom were very clean. The room was quite small, but perfectly functional! Just about a 10-20 minute walk to the city center. A good place to spend a night!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I booked for only one night but I prolonged my stay for another day. Great bunkbeds to sleep in, they don't wobble so much if you or the other person moves. There are enough places to charge your electronics. Good vibes. Really decent hostel for sure!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is about my 6th stay at OCH. I come to Christchurch to get tattooed so when I am not getting tattooed all I want is peace and quiet and that is what I get at OCH. OCH guests are quiet, respectful and not here to drink or party. The facilities are like home but way cleaner than my actual...

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Thank Nicnichi
TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, We are glad to hear you enjoy returning to our hostel whenever you are in Christchurch, and we can make you feel at home away from home. It is great that you enjoy our facilities, especially our herb garden which is a nice added extra. Thankyou for your review, and we look forward to welcoming you back here...

Rotorua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and staff - very pleasant, clean, safe and comfortable. The grounds are in a secure garden space that transports you from the suburbia outside. The kitchen facilities were plentiful and were never left wanting.

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Thank TravelChapRotorua
TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hello, Thankyou for your reveiw of our hostel, it is great that you enjoyed your stay and the overall atmosphere at the hostel. We are pleased you enjoyed all of our facilities, and had a chat to our team. We look forward to welcomming you back here when you return to Christchurch! Kind Regards The Old Countryhouse team

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a nice place to have a restful brake after a sightseeing tour.Even you can walk into the city center and a bus station is in front of the OCH.Absolutly friendly and helpfull staff. Big kitchen, that everyone can do his food.Free WiFi

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thankyou for reviewing our hostel, we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. It is great to hear the location suited your needs, and you stopped to have a chat to our team members. We hope to see you next time you are in Christchurch, safe travels! Kind Regards The Old Countryhouse team

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Hi, The old country house was my first stay after I arrived in NZ. Let's begin with the "negative", the Hostel is a bit out of reach, at least when you are walking. It was half an hour from city centre, but I know now that there also would have gone a bus quite close. Anyways, the Hostel itself is...

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thankyou for your review of our hostel, we are glad we could welcome you in to the country!! It is great to hear you enjoyed our facilities, and met our entertainment manager Max (the dog). Our team always enjoy chatting to our guests, it will be awesome to see you again when you return to Christchurch. Safe travels!...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

An old backpacker, clean, quiet, well kept. A good bed, and a friendly staff, à really nice place to stay longer while visiting Christchurch and his vicinity. Pool and sauna for free, well equipped kitchen.

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi Olivier, Thankyou for your review of our hostel. It is nice to hear you had a good stay, and enjoyed all of our facilities. We hope your South Island tour is enjoyable, and we hope to see you again when you return to Christchurch! Kind Regards The Old Countryhouse team

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Hi all. If in Christchurch I can recommend the OCH. First of all the rooms are spacious, comfortable beds with a light and 2 usb ports. The building is well maitained and clean. For recreation they have a good size gas barbecue, spa and sauna. The staff is very friendly and professional, and still they make you feel relaxed and...

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi Jaco, Thankyou for reviewing our hostel, it was lovely having you stay with us for an extended period. We are glad you enjoyed all of our facilities, location and that we were able to help make your time in here comfortable. Our team enjoyed chatting with you and hearing how your time in Christchurch was going. We hope you...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 November 2016

No complaints. We came late and left early, and they left a key for us which was nice. We stayed in a private room which was clean and neat with a modern hot shower. For an older married couple this was toward the lower end of perfectly acceptable - not particularly memorable in either a good or bad way -...

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thankyou for taking the time to review our hostel, it is great to hear you enjoyed your short stay with us. We hope you had a great time in Christchurch and that you got the opportunity view and appreciate the city. Best Wishes The Old Countryhouse team

Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel has a great atmosphere, located not too far from the center but still very quiet. It's clean and the rooms are spacious, and not to forget: free wifi! Only negative things are the shower pressure (bit low) and the pillows (bit small) but these are just tiny notes :) Best choice in Christchurch!

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thankyou for your review of our hostel, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and location of our hostel as well as amenities. We hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels, and we may see you in Christchurch again some time! Kind Regards The Old Countryhouse team

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Well loved,upmarket and Multi Award Winning Backpackers Hostel in Christchurch. We welcome guests from all over the world since 1998. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Countryhouse

Address: 437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $32 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Old Countryhouse 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Great atmosphere and staff - very pleasant, clean, safe and comfortable.”
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