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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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

for the price you pay here you can go to a hotel, the person in reception always have a fake smile and not too friendly, to stay some days perfect, ohhhh just ask a room far of the road, otherwise will be imposible to sleep. free internet, just when its work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The guys at The Old Country House made me feel right at home. The staff are nice, it's super clean, there's a Jacuzzi spa... what more can you ask for? The owners are lovely and I've had great chats with them. If you're in Christchurch, you should definitely stay here. I can't thank them enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Perfect place for getting over jet lag, with a lovely homely atmosphere. Unlike lots of other hostels the old country house has full size beds with proper big bouncy mattresses, duvet covers and central heating as well as extra blankets and hot water bottles if needed. It is beautifully clean with nice hot showers and all you need in the... More 

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