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Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch

338 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch , Christchurch, New Zealand
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Jailhouse Accommodation was rated #1 in New Zealand and Oceania at the 2009 and 2013 Hoscars, and it's not hard to see why. This quirky, clean, comfortable and quiet hostel is set in a historic former jail. It's located about 20 minutes' walk from the Arts Centre, Christchurch Art Gallery, Canterbury Museum and the Botanic Gardens and is surrounded by a variety of bars and cafes. We like their friendly and very helpful staff, who have a great knowledge of the area.

Property Description

Stay in Jail for an unforgettable experience with Free Unlimited UltraFast WiFi! Hostelworld, Lonely Planet and Rough Guides’s top pick for Christchurch, we’ve won heaps of Awards!

You can enjoy our renovated heritage accommodation, which had a colourful history as Addington Prison.

Our clean, warm and friendly accommodation features super-comfortable beds with free towels, free WiFi, fresh linen with fully made-up beds, free off-street parking, free DVD hire, cinema room, free pool table, bicycle hire, commercially-styled guest kitchen and laundry. We offer private singles, doubles, twin bunks and also dorms, as well as some larger rooms that can be used by families or groups. If traveling with under 16s, please reserve private rooms, not shared dorms.

Christchurch is the gateway to the amazing South Island. Our suburb of Addington is a happening place to be, with awesome new places opening all the time. We are the closest hostel to the Tranzalpine train station , AMI Stadium and Horncastle Arena where many concerts and functions are held. You could walk, or it is a short bus ride to Hagley Park, Canterbury Museum andour exciting new CBD with new bars on 'The Strip', new shops and places to explore like Little High. Threre are a number of vibrant cafés and bars close by, including Pedal Pushers, Morrell and Co, Retropolitan, renowned Simo’s Deli, Addington Coffee Co-op and Court Theatre.

We have modern facilities in our budget youth hostel; you will have secure key access to your room 24 hours a day. And of course, the jail features provide total security.

Wake up to a cup of our freshly made organic, fair-trade espresso coffee from our coffee bar.

We have a travel desk for booking all your New Zealand transport and tickets to Christchurch and South Island attractions - cheapest rates available!

Stay somewhere different!

All Credit /Debit cards are subject to bank service fees of $3.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Sep 2018
    Probably the best sleep I’ve had at a hostel! Beds are very comfortable with a couple of pillows and blankets. One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Sep 2018
    Really cool hostel! I wanted to go here for the novelty factor, and it definitely lived up to expectations. Surprisingly spacious common space. The first floor is double/triple height so doesn’t feel dark or jail-like. Rooms are on the small side but comfortable & clean with free towel. Bathrooms are also on the small side but equally clean. Kitchen is spacious with plenty of storage and boiling water on tap. Staff super helpful and friendly. Was pretty quiet/empty when I stayed (which I liked)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Sep 2018
    Love the concept of this hostel. Staff were fantastic. Very neat and clean. It is about 15-20min walk into town but its a nice walk along the park. Pretty quiet as low season, i imagine this place is buzzing in summer.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    04 Sep 2018
    Rooms were tidy, if a little cramped (obviously due to the original purpose of the rooms), but overall was a positive stay.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Awards

  • 2013

    1st, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners New Zealand

  • 2010

    1st, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners New Zealand

  • 2009

    3rd, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2008

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

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Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch says

Jailhouse Accommodation was rated #1 in New Zealand and Oceania at the 2009 and 2013 Hoscars, and it's not hard to see why. This quirky, clean, comfortable and quiet hostel is set in a historic former jail. It's located about 20 minutes' walk from the Arts Centre, Christchurch Art Gallery, Canterbury Museum and the Botanic Gardens and is surrounded by a variety of bars and cafes. We like their friendly and very helpful staff, who have a great knowledge of the area.

Things to Note

All credit /Debit cards are subject to bank service fees of $3

We welcome late night arrivals. However, if you are arriving after 9pm, please note reception is closed and the front door is locked. We will email you late-arrival instructions if your online booking states that you will be arriving at 9pm or later and to ensure payment your credit card will be charged in advance. If arriving after midnight, please ensure you have booked for the correct date (the date prior to midnight).


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