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The Old Countryhouse

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437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good choise for Christchurch. Loved the beautiful garden setting and that the staff are so helpful and interested in our holiday experiences. The walk into the city is easy. The dog is so cute, very big but such a gentle and loving dog. We had expected Christchurch to be just an overnight destination, but we extended our stay for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed for 5 nights in a 6shared dorm. The rooms, kitchen and bathrooms are clean and the ambiance is really good! The wifi is not the best, but its free. The hostel is located quite far from the city centre (2,3km) but its easy to get there and there is a supermarket next to it.

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Thank Marenthe A
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived at the Old Countryhouse I was pleasantly surprised by how helpful and kind the staff was. They let my friend and I into our rooms right as we arrived (even though I am pretty sure we were there before check in) and gave us a tour of the place which is quite lovely. When they found out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We flew into Christchurch just before midnight and the shuttle bus was waiting to take us to The Old Countryhouse. Even though reception was closed we were left a welcome note and clear instructions to gain access and we slept well. Next morning the hire car firm collected us about 10am and we began our tour of the South Island.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The place was also very clean. I was there for 3 nights and had a great time. I would definitely recommend any person visiting Christchurch to come here. :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Old Countryhouse was different than most hostels I've ever stayed in, so I was excited to check it out. That's not, though, what I experienced. I even exchanged emails with the owner to give them the feedback and rather than take it as feedback and do anything reasonable, she fed me back excuses and lies about what happened (when she... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I really enjoyed my recent stay at Old Countryhouse. The staff were super friendly and welcoming. The hostel feels very homely and has separate houses set within very cute grounds including a spa pool. The kitchen was well equipped and the room was very clean. There is also a lounge area with games and books and comfy sofas. I recommend... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

The old country house was really well set up, into small 'houses' each with a kitchen etc. The rooms were clean and comfy, the kitchen had everything you may need and it was just across the road from the bus stop, supermarket, ATM and a subway. Very quiet, a good place to relax. Would definitely recommend.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is a very good hostel, with nice and helpful staff, good rooms, very well equipped kitchen and clean bathrooms. The people around a very good to talk to - no party hostel! I enjoyed my stay! But still a would recommend to add to the bunkbeds some railings - sleeping in the upper bed was quite scary.

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Thank E H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Beautiful hostel with pretty cabins, great great staff!!!, very clean, super relaxing, nice sauna and jacuzzi with all the things you need to spend a great time in Chirstchurch. But whats more important... The old country house has the most amazing atmosphere I have ever seen in a hostel. Totally recommended!

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