Stayed at the Jailhouse last week for three nights in Christchurch. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and accomodating. They allowed me to check in early since I had a morning arrival which was greatly appreciated.
Rooms have very comfortable beds (they were apparently designed for athletes at some sporting event) and sheets/towels were provided free of charge. Showers were clean and never ran out of hot water. Kitchen was also clean and had ample fridge space. Cheap laundry and internet available - also good TV room. Was very quiet at night.
Building has a lot of character and is a memorable place to stay. Only down side was that it is a bit far from City Centre - you can walk it in about 15-20 minutes or take the bus (# 7 or 77) right outside the front door. The train station is close by - only about a 10-15 minute walk further from town.
Overall great value for the money - I would stay at the Jailhouse again and recommend to friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Closest Budget Accommodation to the Railway Station! Award winning hostel. 'Author's Pick' in Christchurch for Lonely Planet and Rough Guide 2008. Top mid-sized Independent BBH hostel in NZ. WiFi. Free parking. Newly renovated heritage accommodation with a colourful history as the former Addington Prison. Private Single, Double, Twin bunk and Group/Family/Dorm rooms available in our budget Christchurch accommodation. Clean, warm, friendly with super-comfortable beds close to top Christchurch attractions. Families welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jailhouse Hotel Christchurch