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The Old Countryhouse Reviews

437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

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485 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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Great free unlimited WiFi throughout hostel, nice idea of almost small self contained houses, bit of a walk into though and more power points would be great


Home away from home feel... Keep coming back :)

  • 5th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I loved my stay here! The facilities are extremely clean, I was impressed! Comfortable beds, great kitchen area and lounge. Free wifi too! The staff was very friendly and welcoming. It's a little bit of a walk to the CBD but not too bad. Loved the spa as well. Would 100% stay here again when I'm in the area!


Lovely little hostel bit of a walk from town but didn't make much difference. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms and facilities were good. Sadly didn't see the famous Max!


Great little hostel, perfect for us as staying in Christchurch for a couple of days to see the sights-the walk into town was easy and took 10-15mins. Clean, tidy & had good facilities-all the basics. We stayed during winter (end of July) yet were perfectly comfortable and warm overnight. Used the hot pool once which was really nice. Staff were super helpful & friendly, we left early in the morning & forgot to check out the night before, yet they arranged a bank transfer to refund $20 deposit. :)


Great hostel, very quiet, very clean, even the dog is really friendly. Good showers, free wifi and free tea and coffee. The best one i've been in Christchurch, just a little more expensive than the others but totaly worth it.

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good clean hostel.


Everything is fine and bathroom is clean. Great stay and recommended!


Interesting hostel, more like several small houses on one property. Fantastic kitchen/common room in the house I was in. Hot tub and sauna seemed to get lots of use. Bunk beds are lovely wood but very high. Two outlets for an 8-bed doom is sad, but free and fast WiFi makes up for it. Bit of a walk to Christchurch center, but not too bad. I'd stay here again.


Very clean and cozy. But only two bathrooms for 16 people.


I loved this hostel! Its exactly as it sounds - a cosy,old country house feel,but with modern facilities! City is 15mins walk.I stayed in House 1,big spacious dorm room and also tv room,kitchen etc. I loved the personal touches like fresh eggs, a travellers cookbook and many other things. The sauna was great - didn't try the spa pool! I ended up staying 3 nights - and for the 3rd night I moved to House 2 - still nice but no communal tv area which made the kitchen a bit cramped. Would recommend!

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