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Jailhouse Accommodation

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338 Lincoln Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had booked a twin room online but on arrival found out that only two separate beds were available in different rooms...not much use to us so we had to settle for accommodation in a 10 bed dorm instead... Fine, but it cost the same amount! The rooms (in winter) were very cold and no heating provided. The only option... More 

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Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the rooms are really clean, and the people on the front desk were polite & helpful. it is eerie and echo-y but considering its history it's a given and makes it even more authentic. great idea to turn a prison into a hostel, and you can really tell that it was once a jail, makes you think what it might've... More 

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was reasonably priced and very clean, facilities were communal in keeping with the accomodation which was literally bunk bed in cells. Brilliant concept and very novel, We played pool in the games room for ages. The staff were very helpful too. A great experience and talking point for a holiday

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for about a week when first getting here before moving on to a flat. Very clean facilities, comfy beds and great kitchen. Location is good, bar just down the road, couple of restaurants both low-mid end within short commute, bus stop literally just outside, maybe 5 minute ride into the city centre or if you go the other... More 

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Newport, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is a bit "busy", but that's the only sort-of downside. They are popular though because they are FANTASTIC! The place is run like a well-oiled machine, but still the staff is warm and welcoming and treat you like a true guest! The building itself is just phenomenal - as close to staying in a real jail as I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night in a 6 bed mixed dorm. This was definitely the most unique hostel we have ever stayed in. The old jail feel still resonates and they do a great job keeping this feeling alive. The kitchen is small but fine. They have a tv room with movies and TV. Rooms are cold but they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Staying in jail in this case is an absolute pleasure!! To start with: I have never seen a clean hostel like that:) The kitchen has everything you need to cook, the showers are nice and hot and the best is that the mattresses do not feel like there have already slept 5million people in, they are really comfty!! The staff... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Spent one night in jail at the end of our 6 week trip in New Zealand. We chose it for the novelty factor but we were actually really impressed with the quality of the hostel. It was spotlessly clean throughout, with comfortable bed and relatively spacious and airy room for a cell! The staff were really friendly and encouraged us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Off the kiwi experience bus. One of the best hostels I stayed in New Zealand if not my travels. Fantastic theme of a jail. It's super clean comfortable beds who give you hot water bottles if you get cold at night. The best kitchen I have been in everything you could possibly want and open 24/7. Free breakfast in the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This looks exactly what a former jail looks like. It has excellent facilities with friendly staff. You get 500 mb of free wi-fi and can buy a lot more. There are a ton of macs that you can use as well. Now it is a bit of a walk from the i-site where my bus dropped me off but it... More 

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