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Jailhouse Accommodation Reviews

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

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2646 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Felt like an institution rather than a friendly hostel. Close to bar/restaurants but the CBD is a far walk. No lockers (or any that I could find). Warning: the earthquake still has a huge impact on room availability so book far ahead.


Great gimmick. We got a free upgrade to a twin room which was nice, though I do think the original price for a dorm is a bit steep.


You pay for the novelty of staying in an old jail it is very clean with hot showers and comfortable beds. Would return


Such a fun place! Was only there overnight but was a neat experience! Would stay again!


Really enjoyed my stay

  • 7th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Amazing sentence spent there. Go to the jail, people! ;)

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Jail ain't so bad! This place actually was a prison. Very cool and different hostel with an excellent front desk staff. Lots of pros like a free towel (charge for a second one if you want), plenty of outlets/powerpoints in each room with circuit breakers (which every hostel should have but doesn't), two pillows per person, and just an interesting theme that they do a good job with. This was my second time staying. Usually not a huge fan of most hostels but definitely would recommend this one.

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