The jailhouse accommodation in Christchurch at New Zealand's beautiful east coast is my favourite hostel amongst all the ones I've visited during my trip. Not only that the today's backpackers is a old cell block of the Addington prison from 1874 and you're sleeping in the former cells with metal-grilled windows and heavy metal doors (amazing atmosphere!). It is also super clean, has a fully equipped big kitchen, cinema room, WiFi and internet cafe for reasonable rates, and always friendly and helpful jail wardens.
Absolutely recommendable and a must do when staying in Christchurch!
- 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