The Jailhouse accommodation is an unusual and quirky hotel located slightly outside of central Canterbury. As the name implies it is an old jail and, yep you guessed it, each of the guest rooms is a former cell. This of course means that the room size is rather small and spartan, however the uniqueness of the place makes it well worth a nights stay.
It is also conveniently located near the train station and my partner and I used it as a handy stopover point before taking the TranzAlpine express train to Greymouth.
- 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