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Jailhouse Accommodation Reviews

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

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85%

Rating
2298 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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94%

Really cool building, it was fun seeing a jailhouse turned into a hostel! I only stayed for one night, got in late and left early so I can't comment on the vibe, but it's super clean and comfortable, a really nice spot! Wish I could have stayed longer!


83%

Nikki was great.

  • 20th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

We were glad we chose this place on our second pass through Christchurch. It can be a difficult place to get around as it is very spread out but we had a nice centre here with some restaurants, pubs etc around. The hostel itself is top-class, staff are welcoming and everything follows a jailhouse theme but the rooms are more comfortable and facilities better than you'd expect! Would recommend.


94%

Great place to stay. You sleep in former prison cells! A truly unique hostel. Only 5 min by bus to city centre, big kitchen, clean and nice facilities.


83%

Cool place to stay, probably the best hostel you'll get in Christchurch at the moment. Love all the jail references, and the fact that it's literally a jail makes it really unique and fun. It's got everything you need/expect and really easy to get in and out of town.


69%

Wasn't too impressed when I was told we had to move rooms at 10 am and when I asked for an hour to get our stuff together was told no. I understand it was their poor booking system which caused the problem so would suggest they change the system. Also, teach the staff that it is more important to keep customers happy than clean the rooms as quickly as possible. The receptionist with the short brown hair was awful, the cleaner was excellent and got our new room ready quickly.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for rating our hostel. Hostelworld make bookings on our behalf and sometimes when a twin bunk room isn't available on the 2nd night it will automatically give you the option to book a twin single, distinguishable by the slightly higher price. We understand that it can be frustrating. The reason we have a 10am check out is so we can clean the rooms for incoming guests but in these situations we endevour to liaise with cleaning staff to get the new room ready asap.

77%

Your Hostel is a little bit to far away from the center and I think it is a little bit to expensive, cause other Hostels which are nearer to the center are cheaper. But it is a nice place ;-)

  • 14th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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83%

One of the best dorm rooms I've stayed in. Very spacious and clean.


80%

Very good hostel nice and clean, sleeping in a cell was a good experience. Town center was 15 min bus ride away, best to buy travel card at bus station on your arrival from airport.


83%

It was great, special location. Very comfortable beds! Just not really enough showers and toilets.

  • 9th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

I wanted something more "jail-ey", maybe them locking me up or something?! Hahah! But in all seriousness, this hostel is in a GREAT spot. Go here if you want some cafes and bars in the evening.


100%

Great Hostel! Loved the experience!

  • 5th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

As mature travellers, we really appreciated the quiet areas actually being quiet and being a jail soundproofing from traffic was well above average. As Australians we are water conscious & felt cisterns could be updated to save water - but maybe that's not a NZ issue!We'd highly recommend the Jailhouse to anyone.

  • 4th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Jailhouse Accommodation was very clean, very groovy in a convient, well appointed yet quiet location.


83%

Jailhouse was great but Christchuch is dead since the earthquake, there is nothing left

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thank you for rating our hostel. It's great that you enjoyed your stay in Jail. It's a great time to be in Christchurch with new bars,restaurants and cafe's opening up every week. Some of the coolest nightspots are within 5 minutes walk of Jail. There are so many attractions and events in the city which we advertise on our notice board and on our brochure racks and our knowledgeable staff are on hand from 8am-9pm to make recommendations on what to do

91%

A little warmer in the rooms please! Otherwise, very nice experience and the kitchen facilities were outstanding! More shower stalls would be great - only one in the shower at a time was time wasted waiting.

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to rate our hostel and we're glad that overall you enjoyed your stay in Jail. We wonder if you perhaps only visited the ladies toilets where we have only one shower but next door is the shower room where we have a further three shower units. We also have a unisex shower/toilet room downstairs so five in total. Once again thank you for your valuable feedback. Kind regards, The Jailhouse team

83%

Different experience, staff is friendly


94%

Unique hostel with a quirky vibe from the jail location. Location is out of the City Centre but easy to get to. Staff were really friendly and readily available. Security is excellent (as you would expect from a jail). Super clean rooms, bathrooms and common areas. Facilities were good. Note that there is no drinking after 9pm and no common bar area.


91%

That was a special experience, and I was really sort of feeling like I was living in a real jail.

  • 25th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Clean and very compfy beds

  • 23rd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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