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Jailhouse Accommodation

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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.
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Free Internet
Free Parking
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Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable stay in Jail! So interesting to see the inside of a real jail! Staff were so friendly and helpful, and everything was very clean and tidy. Totally easy stay, toilets and kitchen clean, slept like a log in mixed dorm. Thanks!

1  Thank Emma W
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed here on a whim as we googled hostels in Christchurch and couldn't pass up the opportunity to stay in an actual jailhouse! Before we arrived I expected the place to be a bit dingy and falling apart but it has been renovated to...More

1  Thank RollTheDiceMan
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The best experience of hostel ever. Staff is just amazing with nice attitude. Hassle free check in and very tidy room and public area. Kitchen was absolutely sparking clean with good vibes. They also have bike hire and barista coffee facility. Highly recommended

1  Thank 723anshulg
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable stay. Room was as authentic as Jail, staff were wonderful and helped book a trip to Akaroa for us. The quiet time spaces would’ve been better if people knew how to read. Other that small issue, toilets and showers were great for both,...More

1  Thank FredP1293
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Pretty cool and unique hostel. Friendly staff, lots of tourist info and pamphlets, good wifi, very good water pressure in the showers, very good kitchen with everything, and bikes to hire so you don't have to spend lots of $'s on those really expensive taxi's....More

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linnyc1981
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Response from stravel250 | Reviewed this property |
It's quite tight-packed but really fun! If you're happy all being close together and they have rooms for 4 people then go for it for the experience!
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"low level room for Wheelchair access and with kids to avoid Big long stairs :)"
jigneshj2013
22 Nov. 2017
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"Rooms range in size, some dormitories. All well set back from road so quiet."
97janee
1 Jul. 2017
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"Check out other options before you book here........"
433josephl
6 Mar. 2017
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"Any would have been fine however maybe the left side has better views"
sueminor
14 Jan. 2017
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PRICE RANGE
USD 20 - USD 57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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jailhouse hotel christchurch
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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