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Jailhouse Accommodation

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   338 Lincoln Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive stayed in a lot of hostels all over the world and this was my least favourite of them all. However lets start with the good things. The staff was very friendly...most of the time. The rooms and facilities were relatively clean. The Jail looks great, has good character and I really like the two cinema rooms. They also rent... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Jailhouse Accommodation due to reading the good reviews on here. I will give them credit for being clean, however everything else was a disappointment. The room was too cramped and uncomfortable. The photos on their website were misleading. My neighbor could touch both walls with outstretched arms. Yes, I do realize these are jail cells but for... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice experience to stay in the 'jail', quite good location and the environment in the hostel is good... Nice to have some reading here too! And the receipt service was good and efficient! We got our beds just within 15 min!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed in a double room to get the true "jail experience". We enjoyed our short stay in Christchurch and the friendly staff told us all the best places to go! We will be returning to this hostel when we fly out home!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting concept for a hostel. This is more than a themed hotel as the building was previously a genuine prison. Since the rooms were originally cells they are quite small, the only furnishing is a double bunk which doesn't leave room for much else, especially if you are sharing. There are two power points and a small mirror.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read about jailhouse online & booked straight away. It is a quirky unique hostel & is worth visiting. It is clean and even the 10 bed dorms are spacious ( & as a backpacker, I appreciate everyone having their own plug socket!!). The hostel was very cold but everyone is supplied with blankets, hot water bottles & a very... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally I don't tend to stay in the 'bigger' hostels, but I decided to stay here simply because it seemed like an interesting place - renovated jail! The staff was extremely helpful! The bed was comfortable and there were plenty of electrical outlets! The kitchen was fairly well stocked, but it was very busy. Some of the warmers didn't work... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here we are South Island! First place to visit: Christchurch. Done. Next step: booking a place to stay... well... let's start looking for some cheap hostel.. maybe close to the city centre, clean, with a friendly staff.... found! Jailhouse!! Omg it's a real ex prison.... yes it is.. and I'm really enjoying it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The concept are different, the building is beautiful, was a jail in 1987, cool!!!! The shared bathroom and shower facilities were very clean and towels were provided. The reception staff were extremely friendly, 1hr internet free, tv room and cinema. Hagley park, coffee, bares and restaurant, also dairy and supermarket are close. We love jailhouse!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked into the Jailhouse the other week for one night before we flew out of Christchurch. The reception staff were extremely friendly and whilst we did not need much assistance, we noticed them helping lots of other guests to book trips and hire campervans etc. We booked a private double room which was compact but had... More

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Additional Information about Jailhouse Accommodation

Address: 338 Lincoln Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jailhouse Accommodation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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