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Jailhouse Accommodation

Very functional and comfortable place. Nice touches - like the hot water bottle supplied. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others

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Facilities

  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

Entertainment

  • Board Games

General

  • Laundry Facilities

Laundry

  • Washing Machine

Parking

  • Free Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Pool Table

About Jailhouse Accommodation

Stay in Jail for an unforgettable experience! 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, fresh linen with fully made-up beds, free off-street parking, free DVD hire, WiFi, 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 travelling 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 (free shuttle to the station available), AMI Stadium and CBS Arena where many concerts and functions are held. You could walk, or it is a short bus ride to Hagley Park, Canterbury Museum and re:start Mall CBD. There are a number of vibrant cafés and bars close by, including the new Dux Live, Bicycle Thief Bar, Bean Scene and Cargo Bar, 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! The Kiwi Experience buses all pick-up and drop-off here.

Stay somewhere different!

Important Information

Conditions

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

Guests under 16 years of age must stay in private rooms, not shared dorms.

Photo ID will be requested on arrival.

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Location

338 Lincoln Rd, Addington Christchurch

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very functional and comfortable place. Nice touches - like the hot water bottle supplied. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very original, quiet, clean, very well organized, just perfect! Really enjoyed my stay :)

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Any wi-fi over one hour must be booked online, staff unable to assist with any problems with this service. My 24 hour voucher stopped working after 3 hours, rang the provider no staff available, left my contact number, but they did not ring back. Managed to get on for another couple of hours, but the next morning was told my voucher had expired even though there were still 4 hours left. The old prison is solidly built, there was a level 4 aftershock the morning I left and I hardly felt a thing. About 15 minutes walk into Christchurch, although a lot of the centre is stillclosed. 2 tours I had booked were cancelled as I was the only person who had booked

Overall
3
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Although located about 1km from the main city centre the JAILHOUSE was well serviced by public transport, with a bus stop on the street outside.
Staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was to much trouble.
Facilities were clean and plenty of room to relax in either the TV lounge . foyer area. Cinema and Gym areas were also available.

Rating of the stay would be 100%. Give it a go you would not be disapointed.

I would use it again myself. ++++++++

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

very pleased with this professionally organised facility. Travelling with six children the 10 bed cell wsa perfect

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The BEST budget place to stay in Christchurch! I'd recommend it to anyone! Clean, friendly staff, comfortable, safe. Can get a little bit chilly in the cells at night though ;-)

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This is a great fun place to stay.20 minutes easy walk to Christchuch or 5 minutes on a bus.
The staff are real helpful and the "Jailhouse" is a very quirky place to stay.

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 85% for this property is based on ratings provided by 297 guests.

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