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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a surprisingly pretty backpackers in a city. Whilst the front entrance is rather ordinary, the cottages inside are lovely and well laid out. Great facilities, clean and everything works. Nice sittings spots around the gardens.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old country house was a great place to stay last-minute on a rainy day in Christchurch. The beds are kept very clean and you can tell the staff has a lot of pride for the facilities. They're very friendly, wifi was good, sleep was good. Only con being a bit overpriced but most hostels in Christchurch are. Didn't use...

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

Hi Jill, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed staying at the Old Countryhouse and had a good experience in the city, even through the rain! We do take pride in providing our guests with safe and clean accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, and...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the typical Kiwi house - how fantastic that you can stay in this great property, together with like minded travellers. The facilities are good, clean and it even has a Spa Pool! (nice to see the stars in the evening) The staff is supurb, basically I asked them everything and they guided me to the places to visit...

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

Hi Marcel, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hostel. It was great having you at the Old Countryhouse for a few days and the whole team enjoyed getting to meet you. We are glad to hear you enjoyed all the facilities around the hostel and hope you had a great time during the rest of...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall good, nothing goes wrong. Pleasent to stay. Across the road with a bus station very convenient even you don't have a car. TIPS: Bathroom water pressure may vary, House 2 is better with WIFI signa too. Enjoy yourself~~~

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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 you enjoyed your time with us and found the location of our hostel convenient to suit your needs. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels! Kind Regards The Old Countryhouse team

Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Service: ++ Price: -/+ Location: - Cleanliness: ++ Dorms: + Wifi: + Lovely people behind the desk, ready to help you in anyway. The dorms are good and clean. Showers are pretty big and clean. Wifi is good (you can watch Netflix). The only thing I think was missing are places to have dinner. Everything closes really early, so you...

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

Hi there, Thankyou for reviewing our hostel, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. It is nice that you enjoyed all of our facilities, and the cleanliness that we strive to keep at a high standard for our guests. A hostel vending machine is an interesting idea, as there is a supermarket across the road this...

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a bit tired. My husband and I stayed in a double ensuite. The room is very small with not even room for a chair. There is only one outlet in the room (and bathroom) which was a hassle for everything we needed to charge. The shower had good hot water and pressure but there were no towel...

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

Hi there, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us, and we will take in to consideration the added extras such as a towel heaters and reading lights that you have suggested for our private ensuite rooms. We have recently installed reading lights and usb chargers in to all of our dorms, so this...

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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

Hi there, Thankyou for taking the time to review our hostel, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. And that all our facilities suited your needs, we hope you enjoy the rest of your travels! Kind Regards The Old Countryhouse team

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via 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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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for reviewing our hostel! We are pleased you liked our bunk beds, we do like to make sure they are sturdy to sleep on. It is nice that you enjoyed the overall atmosphere here, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind Regards The Old Countryhouse team

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017 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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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...

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: $31 - $123 (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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