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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
  • 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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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a prison now adapted to a hostel. Maybe that's good for backpackers, but even if you hire the private room you will have to share the bathroom and showers with others. The male bathroom has just one toilet, seriously?! I arrived at 11:00am, okay the check in time is 14:00, but I had to wait 2 hours to... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The monotony of bases/nomads/yhas getting you down? Jailhouse is SUCH a unique hostel. Yes it's a few dollars more than some other places but it's worth it for the setting. Plus with the winter special (4th night free) it works out at $25/night. Reception staff are really knowledgable about chch and most of NZ really. Place is super clean and... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, I am still trying to decide if it was cool or creepy to be in a converted Jail... I stayed in a mixed 10 bed dorm, and it was noisy, you can hear pretty much the footsteps of everyone coming in and out and around the hostel at all times. The bathrooms were small and cramped, however the showers... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course you have to check this hostel while you are in Christchurch. I arrived in Chc by intercity bus and found my way to the bus interchange and after an 10 minutes bus ride I arrived at the hostel. Staff is really friendly and they take the time for a nice conversation. The hostel is really nice and spacey.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just needed to stay over for one night and for that purpose it was just fine. I thought the location was good enough. If for some reason, you decide to stay for more than one night, I highly recommend to get a bedroom with its own bathroom for extra charge, if you like a little bit more privacy, that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To stay in Jailhouse is an experience not to be missed while you stay in Christchurch! The Staff is really nice, polite and always helpful. The facilities are clean and the kitchen is fully equipped. I can just recommend to go to Jail

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 July 12, 2015

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 July 3, 2015

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 June 29, 2015

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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