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Reviewed 8 February 2015

Great concept and experience to stay in an old jail. The staff is nice and friendly, always here to help and make your stay better. Very clean and comfortable. Free bikes to use to go around the town .

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Thank Flo287
Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We really loved this place from the moment we walked in, the staff are all very helpful and friendly.It has a lot of cool things to see throughout the 'jail' even an opportunity to dress up as a criminal and have your mugshot taken (has to be done when staying in a jail!) We stayed in a private double bed...

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Thank emily g
The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 January 2015

I stayed one night in a 10 bed dorm, beds are comfortable and the place is very clean, the staff are friendly.I would stay here again. Location is OK, can walk to the centre of Christchurch from here.

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Thank Maire B
Reviewed 11 January 2015

This hostel was really cool as they had some jail cells still set up that you could have a look at. We stayed in private room (2 of us) and it was comfortable, the beds are pretty comfortable and they provide you with extra blankets and hot water bottles incase it gets cold. The kitchen was good sized and easy...

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Thank Laetitia A
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2015

The Jailhouse was our first destination in New Zealand. The rooms are very small, but to be fair, it is a jail! We never ran into anyone else in the shared washrooms, and they were pretty clean. The water was nice and hot, which was nice as it was chilly out! We had a rental car and never had any...

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1Thank StanleyParkSeawall
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm. When staying in dorms it is the little things that count on how comfortable you are. The particular bed I had Negatives no reading lights no easy access to power points - although this was just the bed I had. Wet area showers - always nice to have space to change without...

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Thank sarahstjohn
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

This hostel is really cool! Staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are small but it's really enough place! Common rooms are good and they had pretty good coffee. Also they provided hot water bottles if it is cold at night in the room. Thanks for that pleasant stay!

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Thank Seraina1
Noblesville, Indiana
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I stayed at the Jailhouse for one night after a tour of the South Island before our flight the next day. I found the staff to be very help full and the amenities were just fine. The Jailhouse idea was very neat and it was more fun than staying in a regular old hostel. It was very clean and I...

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Thank katbrinegar
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Nice place to stay nice staff everything is clean.... I had my own foodbox thats amazing for a hostel:-) nice areas to chill nice cinemaroom with movie nights and free popcorn You feel like in jail i sleept in a 2bed room realy nice experience they also have some clothes what you can ware to feel more like in jail...

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Reviewed 24 November 2014

Stayed 3 nights at Jailhouse (was meant to be 1!) in a double room. The facilities here are top notch - everything was clean and generally the hostel has a really laid back, grown-up atmosphere. It was fairly chilly so we had hot water bottles in the room and staff pointed out extra bedding if needed - it did get...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jailhouse Accommodation

Address: 338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $29 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jailhouse Accommodation 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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