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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We spent only one night here but we would definitely go back next time we go to Christchurch. The central heating was beautiful in the middle of winter. They had a spa pool. But most importantly there is a friendly dog there to meet. Plenty of parking all around the place too was important to us (some of which is... More 

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hello, Thankyou for taking the time to review our hostel, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Even though your stay with with us was brief, it is great to hear you had a comfortable stay. Max the dog also would have been happy to meet you to, he loves all the attention he can get :) We... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2016

After arriving to New Zealand(before finding a suitable house) we spent first five days in this beautiful backpacker. Nice,clean rooms..great spa and sauna infront of the backpacker..great staff,specially their duty manager Lucka,who was a big help to us..close to he city centre..

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thankyou for your review of our hostel. We are glad to here you enjoyed your stay with us and made use of all our great facilities. Yes, Lucka is a wonderful asset and leader in our team. It is great you stopped to chat to our team members and they could help you with some tips around Christchurch.... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Really lovely hostel with a great homely feel. It was a little bit far out of town but I think that's pretty standard for Christchurch. The staff were so helpful and gave us good advice on everything. Only issue was it got a bit cold at night and some of the other guests never did their washing up. But overall... More 

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TheOldCountryhouse, Front Office Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for reviewing our hostel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the staff was able to help you out. Because it can get a bit cold in the rooms we have some hot water bottles for rent, to make sure everyone is nice and warm during the cold winter... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a double room for two nights (which was cheaper than 2 dorm beds). Warm room with comfy beds and fluffy towels. Kitchen has 8 hobs and a microwave and all the pots and pans you'll need. Really clean and cosy hostel. But only two showers. It wasn't so bad as the place wasn't full... but it could... More 

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for reviewing our hostel! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was great to have you here and it is good to hear you enjoyed our facilities and had a good time with our staff members. Thank you for the comment about the number of bathrooms, we will bring that issue up at our... More 

Austria
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We stayed there three times, in all for two weeks. We really enjoyed our stay, that`s way we always came back. The staff is one off the best and friendliest we had in New Zealand. They really try to make your stay perfect. It is a very clean hostel and there are good beds :)

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thankyou for your review of our Hostel, it was great you chose to stay a bit longer with us and we definately enjoyed having you here! We strive to keep our standard of cleanliness high, we are please to hear that this helped to make your stay more comfortable. We are glad you stopped by for some chats... More 

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I stayed three times at this hostel for about three weeks in total and it was a great stay. The hostel is is clean, has a very well equipped kitchen and probably the nicest staff in New Zealand. Just a great atmosphere to relax a bit....

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thankyou for your review of our hostel. It was great to have you stay with us for such a good amount of your South Island adventure. It was nice you stopped by to have some good chats to our reception team, we definately enjoyed hearing about your travels. We are glad you liked our facilities, and hope you... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I only stayed for a night but what I've seen and felt from the hostel is very positive.When I arrived, I was really surprised by such a high level of cleanliness...even late in the evening. No mess, do dirts from kitchen to bathroom. I really appreciated it! All in all, I felt good there. Their sauna and hot tub are... More 

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hello, Thankyou for your review of our Hostel, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We do strive to keep the hostel at a high level of cleanliness, and it is nice to know that this helped to add comfort to your stay with us. The sauna and spa are a great bonus to use during... More 

Mumbai
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We stayed at this place just to get ourselves of the jetlag, rest befor the onward drive and had planned to do nothing in christchurch. Thus despite its location outside the city center(~3-4 KM) we would not complain. There is a supermarket on the opposite side a few shops down the lane and a subway all withing 5 min walking... More 

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thankyou for your feedback of our hostel. It was great that you chose our hostel to stay while you recovered from your long flights! We are pleased you made the most of all of our facilities, and the neighbourhood. Yes, the hot tub is a bit of fun regardless of the weather! We hope that your stay with... More 

Wiesbaden, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The Hostel was very clean when we visited. As it consits of different small houses, each with kitchen and bathroom, it isn´t really crowded. Sauna and pool are free. One negative aspect: when you stay in a dorm you definitely have to arrive before 8pm, no exceptions!!!

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Thank Carina S
TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hello, Thankyou for taking the time to review our hostel. We are glad you had a good stay with us, and enjoyed all of our facilities including the added extras (Spa & Sauna). We require guests to check in before 8pm out of consideration of other guests, and this is also so each dormatory guest has gone through the general... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very good choise for Christchurch. Loved the beautiful garden setting and that the staff are so helpful and interested in our holiday experiences. The walk into the city is easy. The dog is so cute, very big but such a gentle and loving dog. We had expected Christchurch to be just an overnight destination, but we extended our stay for... More 

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TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hello, Thankyou for your review of our hostel, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It is great that you took the time to chat to our reception team, and that we could accomodate you by helping recommend and book activities in the area. Yes, Max the dog is definately fun to hang out with! He... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Well loved,upmarket and Multi Award Winning Backpackers Hostel in Christchurch. We welcome guests from all over the world since 1998. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Countryhouse

Address: 437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: ₹ 1,909 - ₹ 5,523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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