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Jailhouse Accommodation Reviews

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

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87%

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2706 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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43%

Dont stay here if dont absolutely have too, the staff are doing there best but they arent up to the task keeping the hostel clean & tidy They have some kind of cleaning scheme on the wall but it doesent help, toilets, showers and kithen are very dirty This place have also absolutely no atmospere at all - no one talks to or socializing with you ,just people hunkering down on their phones/Ipads and waiting to move on to other places/citys

  • 25th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Unique hostel, excellent staff!


91%

Only stayed one night during the fall, so it was a pretty quiet stay. Lovely place to stay with great character, good facilities and comfy beds. Would like to stay during a busier time to be able to meet more people next time!


80%

Best showers I've ever seen in a hostel. Movies and free popcorn every night. Plenty of outlets and your own reading lamp. The beds didn't squeak at all and plenty of room for storage!


94%

Its a cool hostel, facilities are everything you need in a hostel, plays films for free aswell in the cinema room with free popcorn, free wifi too which is rare in NZ good place definetly recommend


94%

Great hostel, not much more than that to say! Stay here!


86%

A pleasant stay in jail for our first night in New Zealand. The main building is impressive; there is a little exhibition inside with items from the time when it was still in use as a jail. We stayed in a double room; the bed was comfy but there is not much space to move around (which is not surprising considering the room used to be a cell). Prisoners must have felt pretty claustrophobic... The showers and toilets were clean enough (if wet, unless you get there first). Area full of cafes.

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

Really good hostel with an interesting style. Great idea with the jailhouse. Only problem is, that it is a bit out of town. Apart from that, it's a really good hostel. It's clean, the rooms are big and the staff is nice. Would totally recommend the Jailhouse


100%

Cleanest hostel ever. Quite, good for a rest :)


100%

The best, most clean hostel I have stayed in. And I have been travelling for 9 months. The kitchen is phenomenal and everyone was friendly! Very pleasant experience

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Very personal and interesting place to stay - definitely worth of money :)


91%

Great place to stay! Very interesting history of the jail, well preserved, great to have a cast iron door for security! Very clean, great facilities, very well maintained. Beds were very comfy. A great stay.


94%

Very friendly reception

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Friendly and helpful staff, historic site which gives your stay novelty, but the rooms are very cold and the common area in front of your room is very loud with people throughout the night.


91%

Great place to stay! The women's toilet stalls were a little cramped, but the showers were nice and spacious. Location is not too bad. It takes about a half hour walk to westfield mall but there are lots of places to eat close by if that's all you're looking for. Staff were helpful and friendly. Highly recommend checking this place out!

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I absolutely LOVE this place!!! I'd give it a score of 120% if I could! What an amazing place to stay! Facilities are great, atmosphere is wonderful and I love what they've done with the place. You get the old look and feel of a jailhouse, but without the being locked up thing.


89%

An awesome hostel, really cool interior and history. The staff were extremely friendly! The place itself wasn't really set up to meet people, but it was a fantastic place to stay.


89%

Cool, loved it !

  • 5th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

It's pretty far from the city centre but that's the only criticism that I would have!


97%

Loved the concept and uncluttered noticeboards (other hostels have).,best b ackpackers i have ever stayed in (30 years)

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


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