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Jailhouse Accommodation Reviews

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

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85%

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2388 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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63%

too expensive and very cold although they did offer us more blankets.

  • 10th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Very nice accomodation with a unique atmosphere and very helpful staff. I'll definitively come back!

  • 10th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


49%

Zero atmosphere! Nowhere to sit comfortably and relax. Uncomfortable seating in main 'common area.' Environment not conducive to meeting people and socializing. Lights out at 9pm, way too early! This was by far the most boring hostel I've ever stayed in. Nothing to do, nowhere to hang out. Unfriendly staff members. No music or energy in the place. Just because it looks like a jail doesn't mean it needs to feel like you're staying in one too!

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for rating our hostel and we're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the atmosphere in Jail. We are not a 'party hostel' but do work very hard to create a great vibe for our guests. We play music in the reception/lounge area from 8am-9pm and have lots of movie nights with free popcorn, monthly theme nights and backpacker deals with lots of local bars and cafes within minutes walk of Jail. We do have a quiet zone in the sleeping area after 9pm for inmates who want to go to bed early

97%

A very good surprise! The jail itself is very fun to sneak in each and every part to see how they manage to make a warm hostel out of this story. Helpful and professional staff. Easy to go out eat or drink something. Heaps of space to enjoy a meal in good company (as soon as you respect the quite environment after 10pm). Perfect spot for Christchurch!

  • 8th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

I found the beds warm and comfortable however we booked twin and got bunk beds which was difficult for two middle age women especially the one who got the top bunk. Was very tired so did not query this until it was too late. The rooms were clean though small (to be expected with a cell) . Although the surrounding area is more industrial, we found it close and convenient to all the places we wanted to visit. People were friendly and helpful.

  • 6th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

- not the most friendly staff: when i checken in, they'd just leave me and didn't help me - but it's a very original hostel. You can actually get to see a prison room, as how it was a couple of years ago. - rooms are okay. Enough space.


86%

This is everything a hostel should be. A great stay.


80%

Nice location with options for pubs and eating places nearby. Staying in an old jail is quite a bragging right and allows for many puns relating to landing yourself in the slammer for a night and how/why you ended up there. As for the facilities what I saw were clean and more than adequate. Only stayed one evening but was warm and comfortable.

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Had an interesting stay at the Jailhouse. Was good to stay somewhere unique. Was a bit noisy...it is an old jail. Simple rooms with good facilities. Toilets weren't that clean but showers were. Bit of a walk from "the city". Glad I was tired and not thinking about ghosts. Cool to see find markings on wall from prisoners.


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