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Jailhouse Accommodation

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  • Excellent45%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Spent one night in jail at the end of our 6 week trip in New Zealand. We chose it for the novelty factor but we were actually really impressed with the quality of the hostel. It was spotlessly clean throughout, with comfortable bed and relatively...More

Thank WestgateWonderer
Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Off the kiwi experience bus. One of the best hostels I stayed in New Zealand if not my travels. Fantastic theme of a jail. It's super clean comfortable beds who give you hot water bottles if you get cold at night. The best kitchen I...More

Thank Niall F
Reviewed May 8, 2015

This looks exactly what a former jail looks like. It has excellent facilities with friendly staff. You get 500 mb of free wi-fi and can buy a lot more. There are a ton of macs that you can use as well. Now it is a...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fun experience, and everything was very clean so no problems there. Only disappointment was that they messed up our reservation so that our group had to split up into two rooms. Even so, there are hostels that are just as nice in Christchurch, for less...More

Thank wandering_home
Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Teeny tiny room. Nice and white with a good bed. We shared the public-like bathrooms and awkward large kitchen with backpackers. I'm not sure if the price was worth it. It wasn't a good experience. Is all accommodation in Chch this much of a compromise?

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Free Internet
Free Parking
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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
US$21 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$21 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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 :)"
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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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