Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Old Countryhouse Christchurch

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

From this Sunday our resident yoga teacher is offerring free 10 o'clock yoga classes to all our guests. We'd love for you to join us.

At the Old Countryhouse we offer personalized guest service and guaranteed good times. Whether you are looking for like minded travellers, a friendly place to hang out for a while or a locally savvy home base to explore the amazing Christchurch from, we have you covered!

Our lightning fast gigabit Ultra Fibre WIFI makes waiting for pages to sluggishly load a thing of the past as you face time, stream and trip-plan to your hearts content. And with all the time you save from our super broadband you can take a moment to relax in our spa or sauna area surrounded by our tranquil gardens or watch a few movies with new friends in one of our inviting lounges. A word about the Spa and Sauna: due to Covid-19 we are unable to run the Spa and Sauna at full capacity, and we apologise if this service may not be open during your stay.

Here at The Old Countryhouse you are on the doorstep of our beautiful home, Christchurch, with the city center being a leisurely 15-minute stroll away or 20 minutes if you want to walk along the Avon River. We also have a local supermarket and butcher 2 minutes away to stock up on supplies or an awesome fish and chip shop just around the corner as well if you don’t feel like cooking. We are also accessible from the airport by bus and only a 20-minute walk from the intercity bus terminal.

Buses to local beaches, all major shopping malls and city leave directly from our doorstep. Easily accessible from the airport and only 1500 metres from the Intercity Bus Depot. Free Pick up from the hostel service for Longer Distance Shuttle Buses serving the South Island, when booked at our reception.

Reception Hours and Check-In: Reception is open from 11am to 3pm on most days. Your room will be ready to move in after 1pm and you are welcome to store your bags here and use the facilities prior to check in.

Not a problem, we are well set up for this: We are delighted to offer a Self Check-IN service for our guests arriving outside reception hours. Once we receive your notification that you are arriving later we will send you instructions on how to let yourself into the hostel, providing we have been able to take full payment (plus 3% (minimum $3 credit card processing fee) from your submitted credit card as it is our policy to only send out our Self Check-IN Instructions for prepaid accommodation and your booking then can not be changed or transferred.

If your booking is for the same day, be sure to ensure your booking is received well before 3pm so that we can organise the Self Check-In for and with you.

Non-Refundable Bookings: Please note all non-refundable bookings will be charged with the full amount (plus 3% (minimum $3) credit card processing fee when the booking is received by us.
Cancellation Policy: All modifications or cancellations to your booking must be received by email before 7pm (NZ time) up to 2 full days before date of arrival, otherwise charges for the total amount of the booking apply.

Extended cancellation policy extended for Christmas and New Year Bookings:
Any cancellation or modification to your booking must be received by email One Week Prior to your arrival date. For any modification received within one week or No Show, the total price of the booking will be charged.

Children policy: Children are welcome at our hostel.
Bookings with children must be made for private rooms only. Parents and children must sleep in the same room and children above the age of 3 must be accommodated in a room that caters for them to have their own beds. Parents must accompany children at all times.

GROUP BOOKINGS: Bookings for more than 6 guests must be requested through our Group Booking Page and we will send you a quote.

Come in and see our local and international staff to book awesome activities, tours, transfers and more without having to leave the hostel, they are keen to help out in any way possible and don’t mind giving up their local secrets and spots to guests. They are all looking forward to meeting you during your stay here with us.

Reception is open from 11am - 3pm. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 May 2022
    Great hostel with plenty of room indoors and in the gardens. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the hostel but also the other guests. The owners were really peasant and helpful. Close to the town centre which is a bonus. I definitely recommend this place and will be back to stay again!
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2021
    Amazing hostel, super clean and cosy with great facilities. Lovely staff. Definitely stay here if you’re heading to Christchurch! I would 100% stay again.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Jun 2021
    I had a great stay, thank you. Would highly recommend it to others. Super friendly staff, warm rooms and just overall really homely environment. Loved it!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 May 2021
    BEST accomodation I’ve ever stayed at in NZ. Such friendly helpful staff, SUPER clean and heaps of facilities. The guy at the desk even helped me fix my car! Cannot rate them highly enough! Thanks guys!
    Andorra, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2021
    Stayed here on numerous occasions. Excellent friendly staff. Warm spacious comfy rooms and communal areas. Highly recommend.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    04 Feb 2021
    There are plenty of free car parks nearby the hostel. The staff are very nice and helpful, highly recommend the “scavenger hunt” location lists if you have never been to CHCH, or have never visited CHCH after the rebuild. The hostel is nice and clean, but it will be perfect if our bed sheet doesn’t have some old marks on it. The house we stayed has no oven, so it’s not a good idea to buy frozen food that has to be cooked by an oven from the supermarket. The fish & chips close by has good burger.
    China, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    24 May 2022
    Had a nice stay, it was a bit quiet and cold. Staff was very friendly and helpful, everything looked clean and bed was very nice.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Nov 2021
    Great place to stay! I never managed to meet the owners but they were super friendly and helpful on the phone and the place was tidy and clean and quiet. Close to the river and a nice walk along into town about 20 min. Would definitely love to go back!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    07 Jul 2021
    Beautiful hostel in a great location. Large kitchen but strangely no oven. Only a couple of toilets which were a long walk from our bedroom. Friendly staff.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    02 Apr 2021
    The sauna is out of service but, of course, you don't know until you already paid and are in the hostel trying to use it. They should let people know beforehand. Also, there's nobody in reception or maybe just a few hours in the morning with the excuse of covid which is ridiculous in New Zealand where there is no covid and all the country (except this hostel) is working normally. Except those two, in my opinion, major issues, the rest of the hostel is ok, average.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games