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Mitspe Ramon, Israel
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This one a fun hostel to experience. It's not a party hostel, but more of a cool experience as well as pleasant place to stay. The prison cell rooms are comfortable enough, the showers, bathrooms and kitchen are all nice and clean. Also the staff is very nice and helpful. I really appreciated that they had big lockers for me...

Thank Suzyp00zy
Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed at for the price. It is an old jail that has been converted, so it has a funky atmosphere. It is clean, comfortable and has the nicest staff. The kitchen is a bit small but well stocked and it just helps you to make friends if you're all cramped...

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a cool hostel - amazing facilities, well equipped kitchen, clean, friendly staff and good location. Tv rooms, pool table, darts, cheap bike hire as well! In a little suburb of christchurch called addington where there are heaps of cool eateries (cafes, restaurants etc) and not too far from the shops.

Thank Emma H
Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights before starting a tour. Cool place for the pure fact it used to be a jail and the history of the place is displayed in cabinets. Was nice to have only one other roommate because obviously the dorms are small. Friendly staff. Walking distance to city centre.

Thank kegr123
Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Obviously considered the space above other hostels for the novelty of the place. The place did not disappoint at all, it was really good. I only stayed for one night and I was in an 8 people room. The room was very big and there was plenty of space. The front staff members were super friendly and helpful too. The...

Thank Prajod I
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We needed lodging for one night in Christchurch. The Jailhouse was fun and economical for a short stay. The rooms and common areas were clean. It served backpackers well. For us, it was more of a novelty. There are many restaurants in the area, for a variety of tastes. There was a very nice bakery for breakfast about 100M north...

Thank Mileswis
Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This was in my top three hostels that I stayed in in the South Island. The staff is friendly. The rooms, shower area and toilets all feel very clean. There is thought put into the little details. All the bowls and mugs and duvets are striped - like "jail" which was cute. The wifi reaches the room A+ The kitchen...

Thank Harpers0512
Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The large common area, to which all rooms are accessed is very, very noisy. Inconsiderate guests keep others from resting. The rooms are clean but can be quite cold. A full kitchen is available for use and free internet and computers are available as well. My room had a mirror but the window to the exterior did not seal well...

Thank Joe L
Apple Valley
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Fun place to stay 2 nights in Christchurch. They even have a place where you can have your photo taken like your a prisoner. They carry the theme throughout the facility. Clean, friendly, and the beds, pillows, and towels were comfortable. Near a lot of restaurants and easy 20 min walk to town center. Kitchens are large and organized. Has...

Thank CalGal63
Ulladulla, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I was totally captured by the great vibes of this accommodation in Christchurch. Innovated, clean, secure and reasonably central. Some good places to eat and have a drink nearby. Staff friendly and well informed. Top marks from me as a traveler revisiting a city I used to live in which probably made me inclined to be more critical than most.

Thank wamunro

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: ₹ 1,407 - ₹ 3,949 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jailhouse Accommodation 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Check out other options before you book here........”
433josephl, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any would have been fine however maybe the left side has better views”
sueminor, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beds were comfy!!!!”
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8DaveS8, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“come experience sleeping in a cell but pay with a price.”
aisze767, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar, it depends on how many roommates you want!”
859tylerw, 4 May 2016 | Read review
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