Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel Christchurch

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Average rate: $21 - Hotel class: 3 stars
338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel Christchurch Reviews

d2amy d2amy
178 reviews
AWESOME Mar 28, 2011
Although I can probably sift through all of my reviews and see that I’ve said this about a lot of the hostels I’ve stayed at. I think I can safely say, this is by far the coolest hostel I have ever stayed at. It’s situated in a historic jail, and it definitely feels like you are in a jail, but in the coolest way possible. Everything was kept to make it seem like you are as well.

The hostel gets quite cold at night, and I was only there in March, which makes me think that it’s brutal when it’s wintertime. The way it’s set out totally makes up for it though.

I didn’t actually make it to the kitchen as we arrived quite late and left at 10 in the morning to start our drive around South Island, New Zealand. The front office and front of the building are pretty chill though, not a massive area, but pretty cool..

The staff were very friendly and eager to help out. The showers were hot. The toilets were very cramped, that was fairly odd as most people like to be able to fit into the cubicle they have to pee in. If we do decide to stay somewhere other than the airport on our return to Christchurch, this will be the place.
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annavalda annavalda
1 reviews
Enjoy an extraordinary stay! Mar 30, 2011
While sleeping in hostels for almost a year, this one was by far the best one. The owners changed a former prison into an excellent hostel and the best part - after having the greatest sleep in the most comfy beds ever, you can still have your jail experience when visiting an unchanged cell with original prisoner drawings on the walls. Rumour has it spirits are still wandering about ;-) They also have a huge DVD collection, a home cinema, billards table and nice lounge with a small coffee bar.

Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel Christchurch Overview

Backpackers in need of affordable and comfortable accommodation in New Zealand should definitely consider a stay at the Jailhouse Accommodation. Located in Christchurch, this 3 star hostal is conveniently located near the Christchurch Railway Station, the CBS Arena, the Addington Raceway and to many tourist attractions. You can easily reach the botanical gardens and the Avon River. Christchurch is a cosmopolitan city so guests can enjoy shopping, dining out, the arts, museums, theatres and other forms of entertainment common in city. However, it is close to many outdoor activities as well, so guests can also spend their days skiing, golfing, bungy jumping, rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching, swimming, hiking and more. All of these fun pastimes can be reached within two hours of the hostal. The Jailhouse Accommodation has a travel desk where you can book trips and recieve tourist information. The hostal offers its guests simple, yet extremely comfortable accommodation in a historic building. The building dates back to 1874 and was once a prison which is protected as a historic landmark. It has been newly renovated to serve as a hostal. Guests will enjoy the communal kitchen, the television lounge, the billiards table, the movie room and the coffee shop on-site. Hotel RatingThis property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • In Room Movies
  • Kitchenette
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Billiards
  • Desk
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • Live Music
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Family Room
  • Self Laundry
  • Free Parking

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