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Jailhouse Accommodation

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   338 Lincoln Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostel is very friendly and clean. The building is really interesting and they've kept a couple of cells to give you an idea what it was like when it was still a prison. The kitchen is well-equipped. I never had to queue for the showers. There is also a cinema room and free pool. I would definitely recommend staying... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun experience staying here overnight for the rugby. I suppose they could do with more bathroom space but perhaps I missed out on the main one. Very well stocked kitchen. We thought that the room was going to be very cold but it was fine and they even supplied hot water bottles free of charge. Well recommended.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This jail was still in service until around 1996 so you can find inmate numbers on the lockers in the dorm rooms and former peep holes have been covered with mirrors. It's located in Addington so is a bit too far to walk to the main supermarkets on Moorhouse. The hostel is very clean with good facilities and a friendly... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...You get to spent the night in jail. Great idea for a hostel! Friendly staff on arrival. Most of the hostel is quite cold in the off season but you will be very warm under the massive covers. Great showers. They do have a small dampness problem but completely understandable as this is a very old reconverted jailhouse. Keep up... More

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Kinloch, Glenorchy
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's kind of cool to stay in an old jail and the building is delightful. Lots of neat touches themed around a jail as well as original cells to check out. Rooms were comfy and the design of the rooms and facilities makes the best possible out of living heritage. Great for parking compared to the expense of parking in... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel itself is great with the normal shower facilities and kitchen facilities. There is also chill out areas with TVs and a pool table and darts. Its unique feature of course is that it used to be a jail! Who wouldn't want to spend a night in jail?!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although rooms are small (it is an old gaol after all), they were clean and comfortable. Good pillows and a television. Not a lot of storage space but we only stayed one night. Interesting experience. Some good restaurants in the area. Bathrooms were clean and good, hot shower. Two television rooms with huge screens and a comfy lounge area at... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jailhouse was definitely a cool place to stay, location was decent and the rooms and bathrooms were kept very clean. The atmosphere was very unique and for a night or two certainly worth checking out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A good experience to stay here certainly. Only did 1 night out of 4 in Christchurch in this hostel but it was good! Dorms were large and very comfy beds. Showers were very good. Location in Addington is actually pretty good as the area has a number of good bars around the place and can get pretty busy after a... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Saw this advertised and was determined to stay before I left the country, soo glad I did. As soon as I entered I was greeted so politley, just what I needed considering I was tired and really needed the toilet! Joseph checked me in gave me some good information before I ran off! Then I came back and asked him... More

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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*
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