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Jailhouse Accommodation

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338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024 New Zealand See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
2 Star 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. ...More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Internet
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$20 - US$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Jailhouse Hotel Christchurch
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Room & Suite (64)
Dining (13)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank 723anshulg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank FredP1293
Reviewed July 31, 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

Thank coldb2018
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We booked a double room for one night here. The receptionist was very friendly and informative and allowed us to have a look around before paying. Our room was really cool. Warm and comfortable even though it was formerly a prison cell. Showers were clean,...More

1  Thank Brutally_honest08
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

this is an awesome place to stay. an old remand prison in Addington, Christchurch. must be able to tell lots of stories in the old building like this. mate has told heaps anyway about the area stay here again

Thank Sy R
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April 2, 2017|
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 :)"
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"Rooms range in size, some dormitories. All well set back from road so quiet."
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"Check out other options before you book here........"
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"Any would have been fine however maybe the left side has better views"
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