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Ottawa
Reviewed 5 October 2014

This place was neat and worth a stay for those looking for something different. Very clean with nice amenities. Keep in mind you need to be quiet after 9 as noise can be easily hear throughout the entire building. Pleasant experience and certainly recommend a visit if looking for a hostel in Christchurch. Yes it is a hostel and not...

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Nice place to be, original and special, it is a great experience, the staff is friendly and the location is good, near to the westfield shopping and next to the park. Come there and enjoy your stay in jail.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Looking for a unique experience? Perhaps a jail could be what you're looking for! This amazing hostel located on the lively suburb of Addington in Christchurch, it's a "once in a lifetime" experience. The location is a great place if you're looking for good cafes, restaurants and night life. They also have a park just around the corner and an...

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Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

Hostel was very clean & staff were friendly & helpful. Location is good but too far to walk into city bus stops with luggage which meant taxis. Slightly more expensive than other hostels I've stayed in but I would still go back to stay again.

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

Ive stayed in a lot of hostels all over the world and this was my least favourite of them all. However lets start with the good things. The staff was very friendly...most of the time. The rooms and facilities were relatively clean. The Jail looks great, has good character and I really like the two cinema rooms. They also rent...

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jailnz, Manager at Jailhouse Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We really appreciate you telling us what you liked about your stay and also for being so honest about what you didn't like. Guest feedback is very valuable to us as we can sometimes learn from it and make improvements if necessary. Our wifi isn't yet free...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 September 2014

I stayed at Jailhouse Accommodation due to reading the good reviews on here. I will give them credit for being clean, however everything else was a disappointment. The room was too cramped and uncomfortable. The photos on their website were misleading. My neighbor could touch both walls with outstretched arms. Yes, I do realize these are jail cells but for...

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Teluk Intan, Malaysia
Reviewed 9 September 2014

It is a nice experience to stay in the 'jail', quite good location and the environment in the hostel is good... Nice to have some reading here too! And the receipt service was good and efficient! We got our beds just within 15 min!!

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Reviewed 8 September 2014

My wife and I stayed in a double room to get the true "jail experience". We enjoyed our short stay in Christchurch and the friendly staff told us all the best places to go! We will be returning to this hostel when we fly out home!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2014

A very interesting concept for a hostel. This is more than a themed hotel as the building was previously a genuine prison. Since the rooms were originally cells they are quite small, the only furnishing is a double bunk which doesn't leave room for much else, especially if you are sharing. There are two power points and a small mirror....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

We read about jailhouse online & booked straight away. It is a quirky unique hostel & is worth visiting. It is clean and even the 10 bed dorms are spacious ( & as a backpacker, I appreciate everyone having their own plug socket!!). The hostel was very cold but everyone is supplied with blankets, hot water bottles & a very...

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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: €21 - €62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jailhouse Accommodation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Any would have been fine however maybe the left side has better views”
 of 5 bubbles sueminor, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
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“come experience sleeping in a cell but pay with a price.”
 of 5 bubbles aisze767, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar, it depends on how many roommates you want!”
 of 5 bubbles 859tylerw, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“There are blanket cupboards in the rooms, i used this for my valuabales and just attached my own padlock, rather then paying for lockers”
 of 5 bubbles nataliet144, 2 May 2016 | Read review
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