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The Old Countryhouse

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437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very quiet and chill place near the city center. The cleanest hostel I have been to in 4 months travelling in NZ. Beds are comfortable. They have central heating! The staff is very helpful, they are a great source of informations and can arrange tours for you. The sauna and hot tub are a plus.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Was clean, and tidy and they seemed friendlyish. When I phoned to cancel I gave them 24hrs notice they were quite rude and told me I would still be paying for it, did I want to change my mind. They took the payment from my credit card without my permission, they should have destroyed my details. I phoned and asked... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This hostel could not be cleaner or cosier! It felt like a home away from home I absolutely loved it! Staff couldn't have done more for us, the first night me and my boyfriend stayed on the car park in our campervan and we were immediately offered extra blankets and were given hot water bottles. The next night we stayed... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I truly enjoyed staying there. The staff was super friendly and helpful, the whole place had a relaxing atmosphere (especially the spa pool ;) ) and it was tidy. The Wifi was enough to skype, I don't need more. It really felt as much home as a hostel can do.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stayed here for five nights in April and it was great. Our room was clean and warm, as was the rest of the hostel, the bathrooms especially, kitchen was well supplied-ish, an oven would be useful! As people have said the Internet can crap out a lot, but as it's free I can't complain. I would stay here again... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Me and my boyfriend were looking forward to two nights here, we paid $240 for a double room and felt that would be reasonable considering the facilities it boasts. However the wifi is fairly temperamental, the sauna was closed due to maintenance and the hot tub was freezing. So while the kitchen was very spacious and well stocked the rest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Staff was friendly and accommodating-check in easy. Grounds pleasant and clean. Don't be fooled by Free Wi-Fi Hype- barely a signal. Other guests told me if I stand right by the router it might work. It's ptetty uselss. Can feel springs in matress, crappy pillow and not given a bed sheet. Room is hot- no air flow. Loud guests in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very clean hostel, and really great facilities. About a 20 minute walk to Christchurch CBD, which is totally fine. The staff were really helpful and told us where we could get something to eat, and what to see. Thanks for having us.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a fantastic place to stay if you like a quiet hostel. The rooms are tidy, the kitchen is well appointed and the bathrooms are very clean. Free WiFi is a bonus, but the main selling point is that the staff are amazing! Highly recommended!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very lovely people at reception and free wifi and free use of the hot tub and spa too. Very homely feel and they were happy to ease the 20 dollar deposit fee for the key too as we were leaving early. Only problem was that we had a double bed and a single bed instead of three separate beds.

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