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Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch

338 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand


  • 83%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Property Information:

Stay in Jail for an unforgettable experience with Free WiFi! Hostelworld, Lonely Planet and Rough Guides’s top pick for Christchurch, we’ve won heaps of Awards!

You can enjoy our renovated heritage accommodation, which had a colourful history as Addington Prison.

Our clean, warm and friendly accommodation features super-comfortable beds with free towels, free WiFi, fresh linen with fully made-up beds, free off-street parking, free DVD hire, cinema room, free pool table, bicycle hire, commercially-styled guest kitchen and laundry. We offer private singles, doubles, twin bunks and also dorms, as well as some larger rooms that can be used by families or groups. If traveling with under 16s, please reserve private rooms, not shared dorms.

Christchurch is the gateway to the amazing South Island. Our suburb of Addington is a happening place to be, with awesome new places opening all the time. We are the closest hostel to the Tranzalpine train station , AMI Stadium and Horncastle Arena where many concerts and functions are held. You could walk, or it is a short bus ride to Hagley Park, Canterbury Museum and re:start Mall CBD. There are a number of vibrant cafés and bars close by, including the new Dux Live, Pedal Pushers, Bean Scene and Cargo Bar, renowned Simo’s Deli, Addington Coffee Co-op and Court Theatre.

We have modern facilities in our budget youth hostel; you will have secure key access to your room 24 hours a day. And of course, the jail features provide total security.

Wake up to a cup of our freshly made organic, fair-trade espresso coffee from our coffee bar.

We have a travel desk for booking all your New Zealand transport and tickets to Christchurch and South Island attractions - cheapest rates available!

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  • Latest Review

    Really cool hostel! Facilities are very good and clean (the rooms smell great) and every bunk bed has two sockets, a lamp and the top one has a little shelf. Kitchen is nice and spacious and there are many chill out spots (loads of dvds in the tv room). The hostel itself is probably one of the best ones ive ever stayed at, but the only downside is that its half an hour walk from the city centre and doesnt have any nice supermarkets nearby.
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      Anonymous, Italy, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Hostel Awards

  • 2013 1st Best Hostels by Continent Oceania
  • 2013 1st Best Hostel by Country New Zealand
  • 2010 1st Best Hostels by Continent Oceania
  • 2010 1st Best Hostel by Country New Zealand
  • 2009 3rd Best Hostels by Continent Oceania
  • 2008 2nd Best Hostels by Continent Oceania

Hoscar Nominations
  • 2013 - Worldwide Medium Hostel
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  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

We welcome late night arrivals. However, if you���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½re arriving after 9pm, please note that reception is closed and the front door is locked. We will email you late-arrival instructions if your online booking states that you���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½ll be arriving at 9pm or later. If arriving after midnight, please ensure you have booked for the correct date (the date prior to midnight).

Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch Located at 338 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch, Christchurch.
Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch
New Zealand
Christchurch Canterbury 8024 338 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch
85% 2993
-43.5430112 172.6134753
Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch
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