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Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously considered the space above other hostels for the novelty of the place. The place did not disappoint at all, it was really good. I only stayed for one night and I was in an 8 people room. The room was very big and there was plenty of space. The front staff members were super friendly and helpful too. The...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed lodging for one night in Christchurch. The Jailhouse was fun and economical for a short stay. The rooms and common areas were clean. It served backpackers well. For us, it was more of a novelty. There are many restaurants in the area, for a variety of tastes. There was a very nice bakery for breakfast about 100M north...

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Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was in my top three hostels that I stayed in in the South Island. The staff is friendly. The rooms, shower area and toilets all feel very clean. There is thought put into the little details. All the bowls and mugs and duvets are striped - like "jail" which was cute. The wifi reaches the room A+ The kitchen...

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Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The large common area, to which all rooms are accessed is very, very noisy. Inconsiderate guests keep others from resting. The rooms are clean but can be quite cold. A full kitchen is available for use and free internet and computers are available as well. My room had a mirror but the window to the exterior did not seal well...

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Apple Valley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place to stay 2 nights in Christchurch. They even have a place where you can have your photo taken like your a prisoner. They carry the theme throughout the facility. Clean, friendly, and the beds, pillows, and towels were comfortable. Near a lot of restaurants and easy 20 min walk to town center. Kitchens are large and organized. Has...

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Ulladulla, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was totally captured by the great vibes of this accommodation in Christchurch. Innovated, clean, secure and reasonably central. Some good places to eat and have a drink nearby. Staff friendly and well informed. Top marks from me as a traveler revisiting a city I used to live in which probably made me inclined to be more critical than most.

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Stanwell Park, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights. Room was clean and cosy. Communal showers were nice and adequate. Has all the facilities. Has nice sized common areas and push bikes available to hire to get you around. Would stay here again

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It’s just a whole lot of fun to stay as if we were inmates in a prison. But apart from that this place is really cool as well. The people at check in are very friendly, showed where to go around, cool places to eat and all that friendly advice. The rooms were actual prison cells but of course without...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2017

What a cool concept! Its very different from your usual hostel and worth checking out even if you don't plan to stay here As a hostel its very modern, very clean and very cool. The unlimited free wifi is big bonus too. Some of the rooms were small (hey its a prison) but the big dorm I stayed in was...

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Super quirky. Clean. Good facilities. It's a great all rounder. Only downside is that it's quite far to the city centre. It's literally an old prison and they really go with the theme. Of course this also means you'll be staying in a jail cell, but the beds are comfortable so there's nothing to worry about. Good showers.

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Closest Budget Accommodation to the Railway Station! Award winning hostel. 'Author's Pick' in Christchurch for Lonely Planet and Rough Guide 2008. Top mid-sized Independent BBH hostel in NZ. WiFi. Free parking. Newly renovated heritage accommodation with a colourful history as the former Addington Prison. Private Single, Double, Twin bunk and Group/Family/Dorm rooms available in our budget Christchurch accommodation. Clean, warm, friendly with super-comfortable beds close to top Christchurch attractions. Families welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jailhouse Accommodation

Address: 338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $29 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jailhouse Accommodation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Check out other options before you book here........”
 of 5 bubbles 433josephl, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any would have been fine however maybe the left side has better views”
 of 5 bubbles sueminor, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beds were comfy!!!!”
  • my cell
 of 5 bubbles 8DaveS8, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“come experience sleeping in a cell but pay with a price.”
 of 5 bubbles aisze767, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar, it depends on how many roommates you want!”
 of 5 bubbles 859tylerw, 4 May 2016 | Read review
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