This hostel is good value for money, it is one of the cheapest in Christchurch and is very clean. We stayed here twice, I am glad we went back as we enjoyed it so much more the second time. I think we must have caught staff at a bad time as they were much more friendly and helpful the second time around. Rooms are small, (as would be expected for a jail!) but they were clean. My only complaint would be that they were very cold but they provide blankets and hot water bottles for a 5 dollar deposit, (although they don't tell you about the hot water bottles and I only found out the day were we leaving!) If you stay in winter you should use one! The kitchen was clean and nice to cook in. Bathrooms were also kept clean. There is a cinema room and a tv room which is handy although they could do with updating their DVD collection! The main downside of this hostel is the fact that it is outside of the city so not great for nightlife,(although during the day the walk into town through a park is quite easy and only took about 20minutes). The hostel was also very quiet when we were so there want much to do in the evenings, I imagine that it is busier in summer?. Overall this is one of the nicest hostels I have stayed in, and provides a good base.
- 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