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Jailhouse Accommodation

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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our 1st stay in beautiful NZ. It was an interesting concept, to be living within a refurbished jailhouse. It's good for backpackers. The place is clean and well equipped. As it is highly raved online, this place tends to have more visitors which also implies longer waiting time for the shower rooms for the ladies. A great experience to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I would definitely recommend the jailhouse in Christchurch! Its completely different to any of the hostels I've even been to! Definitely more of an exexperience than just a nighfs stay :) the staff are helpful and the facilities are great :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 1x night in a twin room with shared bathroom. This place is huge and historic and so worth it! I would recommend staying even if just for a night and to read up about the history of the building. Staff were super friendly, there are small TV with DVD players in the rooms and you can loan DVDs... More 

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Lampeland, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and clean hostel! Very nice and helpful staff! Free parking and 500mb free wifi! Activities every night. Washing machines for only $2. Walking distance to Botanical garden and Re:start mall. Lots of places to eat and supermarkets around. Nice rooms with lots of charging outlets. Spacious rooms. Loved the kitchen. Totally recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my boyfriend for one night while we travelled around NZ. We had a double room with a very comfy bed. The rooms are a little small, but this is to be expected as they use the old cells and they have really kept the jail feel about the place which is brilliant. We really enjoyed staying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel and so clean! Was a bit expensive but we booked late and as the Cricket was on in Christchurch everywhere was quite full. We shared a twin room and were provided with towels and two pillows each - an absolute luxury!! Would recommend if you have a car too as there is free parking and it is only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great concept and experience to stay in an old jail. The staff is nice and friendly, always here to help and make your stay better. Very clean and comfortable. Free bikes to use to go around the town .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really loved this place from the moment we walked in, the staff are all very helpful and friendly.It has a lot of cool things to see throughout the 'jail' even an opportunity to dress up as a criminal and have your mugshot taken (has to be done when staying in a jail!) We stayed in a private double bed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed one night in a 10 bed dorm, beds are comfortable and the place is very clean, the staff are friendly.I would stay here again. Location is OK, can walk to the centre of Christchurch from here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This hostel was really cool as they had some jail cells still set up that you could have a look at. We stayed in private room (2 of us) and it was comfortable, the beds are pretty comfortable and they provide you with extra blankets and hot water bottles incase it gets cold. The kitchen was good sized and easy... 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*
Number of rooms: 38
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