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Jailhouse Accommodation

Certificate of Excellence
338 Lincoln Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Jailhouse Accommodation
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun experience, and everything was very clean so no problems there. Only disappointment was that they messed up our reservation so that our group had to split up into two rooms. Even so, there are hostels that are just as nice in Christchurch, for less money, so I'd say nice for one night but I wouldn't stay an extended time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Teeny tiny room. Nice and white with a good bed. We shared the public-like bathrooms and awkward large kitchen with backpackers. I'm not sure if the price was worth it. It wasn't a good experience. Is all accommodation in Chch this much of a compromise?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I heard a lot about this hostel so I chose it to spend my last days in NZ. Unfortunately not all the merit was righteously given. I have to give it that the setting is very nice and original. The jail is beautifully renovated and transformed in a hostel. But for the price they charge I expect a bit more.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for our first two nights in New Zealand. We were drawn to it as its a concerted prison, why wouldn't you want to spend a night there. We stayed in a double which was clean and enough room for our stuff. It was really cold at night but there was blankets and hot water bottles. The bathroom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place doesn't need another good review, but I'll give it anyway. It is a super interesting place that embraces its concept and history in all the delightful ways. We stayed there after dropping off our Escape camper van (the drop off and Jailhouse are within walking distance - 20 minutes maybe). It felt great to get a warm shower,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Julia, working as a super nice 'warder', gave us a lot of helpful tips and suggestions to make our whole stay and journey wonderful!! Very clean bedsheets and linen. Extra blanket is available in each 'warden' to keep you warm :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stayed in this hostel for 1 comfortable night. The building is really nice. I like how they do a hostel in a old jail :) The beds are quite comfortable. There's a lot of space in the rooms, who's the best point of the hostel, this is clean and quiet. The bad point is the location... Is quite far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stayed in a spacious 10-bed dorm, the cleanest room and bedding we've ever seen in a hostel! The staff were really helpful and friendly. Great unique facilities - we particularly enjoyed dressing up as prisoners and taking mugshots! The hostel was a bit of a walk from the centre, but near to shops, bars and plenty of places to get... More 

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