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Jailhouse Accommodation

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Overview
338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

Thank RollTheDiceMan
Reviewed 22 August 2018 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 19 August 2018 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 31 July 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 22 July 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

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Description
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
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
38
Price range
US$19 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Jailhouse Hotel Christchurch
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
38
Price range
US$19 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Jailhouse Hotel Christchurch
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Traveller (221)
Room & Suite (64)
Dining (13)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (8)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
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linnyc1981
2 April 2017|
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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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Room Tips
"low level room for Wheelchair access and with kids to avoid Big long stairs :)"
jigneshj2013
22 Nov 2017
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"Rooms range in size, some dormitories. All well set back from road so quiet."
97janee
1 Jul 2017
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"Check out other options before you book here........"
433josephl
6 Mar 2017
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"Any would have been fine however maybe the left side has better views"
sueminor
14 Jan 2017
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