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Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Jailhouse Accommodation was rated #1 in New Zealand and Oceania at the 2009 and 2013 Hoscars, and it's not hard to see why. This quirky, clean, comfortable and quiet hostel is set in a historic former jail. It's located about 20 minutes' walk from the Arts Centre, Christchurch Art Gallery, Canterbury Museum and the Botanic Gardens and is surrounded by a variety of bars and cafes. We like their friendly and very helpful staff, who have a great knowledge of the area.
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Property Description

Stay in Jail for an unforgettable experience with Free Unlimited UltraFast 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 Pedal Pushers, Morrell and Co, 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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Wed 1 Mar 2017 - Sat 4 Mar 2017 Change

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Latest Review

" Super cool atmosphere, but could use some soundproofing around the doors--you could hear everything in the main areas! "

- Anonymous
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Facilities

  • Free

    Linen Included Free Parking Free City Maps Towels Included Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Wheelchair Friendly Security Lockers Common Room Bicycle Parking BBQ Breakfast Not Included Adaptors Book Exchange Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Cooker Fridge/Freezer Utensils Dryer Cable TV Reading Light Jobs Board Parking Hair Dryers Iron / Ironing Board Card Phones Washing Machine

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Bicycle Hire Towels for hire Luggage Storage Tours/Travel Desk 24 Hour Security Late check-out Reception (limited hours)

  • Food & Drink

    Vending Machines Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    DVD's Board Games Pool Table Wi-Fi

Policies

Policies

Child Friendly Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Non Smoking Taxes Included

Things to Note

We welcome late night arrivals. However, if you are 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 will be arriving at 9pm or later. If arriving after midnight, please ensure you have booked for the correct date (the date prior to midnight).

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

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


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Awards

  • 2013 1st, Continent Winners Oceania
  • 2013 1st, Country Winners New Zealand
  • 2010 1st, Continent Winners Oceania
  • 2010 1st, Country Winners New Zealand
  • 2009 3rd, Continent Winners Oceania
  • 2008 2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

Nominations
  • 2013 Worldwide Medium Hostel
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