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The Old Countryhouse

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed here last week for nine nights and absolutely loved my stay here (and been telling everyone I meet heading in that direction to stay there). I didn't particularly enjoy Christchurch as much but the Hostel was great. I stayed in a 4-bed and had to move into a 6-bed dorm due to extending my stay. The hostel was...

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

Thank you for reviewing our hostel and for your very kind words it makes a big difference for the moral of our team. Hope you have a great trip Andrew

Seasoned traveller from Devon
Reviewed 13 March 2014

It seems that the prices in Christchurch have increased since we were here 2 years ago. Don't take it for granted that a Backpackers are the cheapest - check Motels as well. The Old Countryhouse is a collection of buildings with all the facilities near the centre of the city. The kitchens / bathrooms are clean and well equipped. Check...

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

Thank you for your review and i would agree with you that prices in Christchurch have gone up due to increased cost and us having to pay for our own repairs as Lloyds of london has not paid yet 3 years on. I hope the rest of your trip was great Kind regards Andrew

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We had booked one of the main buildings in this backpackers as there was a group of us staying here while in town for a wedding we were there for 5 nights. After the wedding on returning to Christchurch after traveling around the South Island we tried to book one nights accommodation before everyone flew out the next day. Staff...

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

Thank you for your review, Our office does close at 8pm for our staff to go home to thier families and you were several hours away by car so it would have been very late for them to get home and finnish for the day. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us while you were staying and...

Reviewed 26 February 2014

The place is perfectly acceptable but they were very formal from the minute we arrived, checking IDs and making clear the many rules. When I tried to get the key deposit back the night before, I was told I'd have to provide a credit card scan in case I lost the key while I was asleep. I could understand their...

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

Thank you for your review on the subject of ID's we have a simple rule at this hostel, "No ID no bed" and with this rule we have no problems with any dodgy guest trying to get in as we feel we do our best to look after both yourselves and all our younger guest who are away from home...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Passed through this fine place on my way around the world and they have a garden... A nice garden with space to stop and chat... With my fellow travellers in a city... Still a little stunned as I never had this before but then I never stayed at a backpackers before. So maybe they are all excellent or I just...

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Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

I really liked the atmosphere at this backpackers! Feels like home. You easily get in touch with other really nice people. It is a bit far to walk to the city centre, but I would really recommend this hostel if you want to spend some relaxed days in Christchurch in good company! :)

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Whangamata, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Stayed here in December and found the hostel to be fantastic. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the place was spottlessly clean. There is a laovely large garden with lots of seats. All the other travellers were friendly and the atmospere there is laid back and chilled out, which is what I wanted after travelling in busy Indonesia....

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I stayed here for two nights and must say it was superb. The girls at reception are knowledgeble and helpful, the dog is adorable and the hostel is well presented. There are three villas with a number of different rooms. I stayed in a 5 bed dorm and it was great as there was plenty of space to put my...

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Upon arrival we were greeted by Charlotte, her hospitality and great customer service helped us book our accommodations so that we could take the TranzAlpine rail line, with bus transfers, to include hotel. She also booked our hike to the Milford Track, the World's Finest Walk and made sure we had a transportation to the train station. I can surely...

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Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel for a whole week and loved it. The whole place is really clean, safe and secure and most importantly comfortable. The staff who work there are mainly backpackers and they are all really nice and friendly. The only issue with the place was the wifi, or should I say lack of it. Firstly, you only...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Old Countryhouse 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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