A good experience to stay here certainly. Only did 1 night out of 4 in Christchurch in this hostel but it was good! Dorms were large and very comfy beds. Showers were very good.
Location in Addington is actually pretty good as the area has a number of good bars around the place and can get pretty busy after a Crusaders rugby match (the stadium is just down the road) and on weekend nights.
Don't spend too long in Christchurch though, the city is still a nightmare and 1-2 days is enough. Definitely check out the shipping container mall, and try and see a Super 15 game at the new AMI stadium and stay here afterwards.
- 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