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The Old Countryhouse Reviews

437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

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84%

Rating
452 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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91%

It's a beautiful location with a really nice garden to hang out, porches in case of rain and even a jacuzy free of charge. Very nice to stay, relax and explore the city.


100%

Fantastic hostel with a great location. I especially loved the wooden bunk beds, they didn't make any noise whats. A lot of hostels can learn a thing or two from TOC. When I'm in Christchurch again I'll definitely stay here for a second time.


91%

Comfiest backpackers, legit free wifi, do note the spa is not warm enough in the morning in the rain when you are hungover


80%

Great hostel to get us started in New Zealand. Clean rooms, big & well equipped kitchen, and clean bathrooms. It's a bit of a walk into town (20-30 min) but not a major problem. Bedroom walls were thin so noise travels, but largely it was a pretty quiet hostel so not a big problem.


94%

Great place - it's just quite a way out of the city center. The plus for location is that there are food shops and convenient stores around. The place has nice vibe. Internet is a bit slow during peak night time. Be aware.


74%

Too expensive, regarding all the people in one room.

  • 21st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Really good hostel, especially the yard was nice. We enjoyed staying there.

  • 21st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

I stayed one night at there. It's little bit far from the city center, but you can use bus to get there. There is supermarket just one minute from hostel and also some restraunts. It was really good stay:)


60%

It is over rated for the price. Bed were'nt really confortable. Still a nice hostel. There's a spa, wich is really nice.


86%

Not your standard hostel. about 10 minutes away from the city center. Lovely place, nice garden and a very clean place. A good place to recoop yourself if you just been to crazy Queenstown.


71%

very friendly and helpful staff. bit over priced for dorm room though.


91%

Best place to stay in Christchurch. Super friendly staff. The houses and gardens are beautiful. Rooms are comfortable and common areas are tidy and clean. Would stay here again.


80%

Very friendly staff, nice dorms (it's nice to have proper wooden bunks rather than the metal rubbish). Showers, kitchen etc were good. Unfortunately we had some noisy neighbors but that is always going to happen from time to time,

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Clean, reasonable location. Be aware that they will force you into a private room for 70 bucks if you have the audacity to arrive after 8pm. This was certainly not clear to me when booking. However otherwise a good hostel with plenty of bathrooms, good space in dorms, clean kitchen.


63%

It is located quite far from city center. Allow yourself at least 30 minutes to walk there. No fan in the room (luckily that Christchurch is not hot during summer, but sometimes during the day staying inside the room can be a nightmare). No shelf to stock your personal belongings. It is overrated compared to the overall quality.


86%

Really nice hostel although a little far out from the main city. If you're a walker, it's fine but if you prefer to be in the middle of a city, it's more on the outskirts. It's clean and provides everything you need with an awesome atmosphere. It was always buzzy but without being intrusive at night time. Had a lovely stay here although make sure you get a good shower!Heads up to people thinking of staying a while- there's not much to do in Christchurch, I would suggest a maximum of two nights!


89%

Very pleasant garden and room very clean

  • 18th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Hi Jerome, Thank you for your time to review our hostel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

83%

Great hostel clean kitchen, bathrooms, beds. Nice spa outside as a bonus!! The staff are wonderful, there was a mix up with our key and they came back afterwards to sort us out. Big negative though they don't let you check into the dorms after 8pm which was a massive pain as we got stuck in traffic and had to upgrade to a private and pay double.


97%

I booked the 4 bed mixed dorm. They have a really spacious kitchen, great toilet and shower facilities and a Lounge area that has t.v and wifi which was perfect. The staff at reception were so friendly and welcoming and very knowledgeable about the area and were more than willing to give you any advice or help. The location for me was not bad at all but if you are not one for walking for long periods of time you may not enjoy it so much. Over all really good stay :)

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

The location sucks and it’s a good 45 min walk from city center. However, the block area has good, cheap grocery/food stops. The facilities are average. Kitchen, sauna, bathrooms are ok. The rooms/beds are below average with limited power points. The wifi is decent with good room coverage. Weak atmosphere, more a place to crash while you explore. The staff are fantastic here though with legit local insight and recommendations to offer. Very helpful.


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