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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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The concept is just so cool, you sleep in bunk beds in original jail cells. Everything is themed around it and there is funky colourful lighting in the night. Had the best sleep there whilst in NZ as there is zero distraction from noise or light, great isolation. Totally worth to
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Even arriving at 02:30hrs couldn't make me stop smiling when we rocked up!! Very quiet - thick walls and steel doors helped!! - and the staff/owners were well organised for our late arrival!
My wife and youngest had a bunkroom, elder daughter shared a twin with another traveller
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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!
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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 an epic standard and is probably one of th
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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
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Is this appropriate for a family to stay for the night - 4 beds in one room? We have young children under 7?
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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2 persons arriving at Airport 5:35am from oversea, planning to stay 2 nights (Oct 9 and 10) for TranzApine trip. Can I request early checkin? Is there a bus to CBD? What is the difference between Basic and Standard twin private?
Hello,what is the best way to get to town ?By bus or by foot ?where can we get bus tickets and see the timetables ?what is price bus ride to town and back ?
"low level room for Wheelchair access and with kids to avoid Big long stairs :)"
"Rooms range in size, some dormitories. All well set back from road so quiet."
"Check out other options before you book here........"
"Any would have been fine however maybe the left side has better views"
"Beds were comfy!!!!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
jailhouse hotel christchurch
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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