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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perhaps more for the adventurous sorts, this century old facility now houses backpackers and curious guess willing to pay a rather reasonable rate to sleep in a former jail, who was later converted to a women's correction facility. Aside from the new coat of paint and modem facilities for guests, the jail-like feel has been preserved.. Single rooms and dormatories... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jailhouse is a really nice place to stay. They preserved one of the rooms where prisoners stayed so every guests can look at it.The staffs are awesome, friendly and helpful . The kitchen is always clean and fully equipped. The rooms are really nice and clean. They have tv room where guests can watch movies and have popcorn for free.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hostel at the heart of the city. It's very close to everything. There are food places around such as Burger King which is few min away and an ANZ bank if you need to access an atm. The staffs are very friendly and accommodating. They are willing to help their guests like carrying heavy luggages. Toilets are spotless clean,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique place to stay. I would however only recommend a few days as the noise at night is too much and keeps you up. The staff try and keep it under control (people were chucked out while I stayed there) but they don't always stop the noise. My roommate and I were woke up on many occasions while staying... More 

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Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is renovated into a comfort hostel from a real jail. It is cool to spend a night in a jail without committing a crime! However, I suggest the owner to put up a more obvious sign at the main road to indicate the entrance as I found quite difficult to locate the place.

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Thank Gan S
Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this place beacuse Jailhouse Accommodation was modified from a real jail. It sounded cool. The second reason was I had to take the TransAlpine train in Christchurch Railway Station Addington next morning and this backpacker is close to it. It took me 20 min to walk there. The facility was basic but there was everything I need. The... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Being jailed for a night was not that bad! Family of 5 arriving late, the keys of our 3 rooms were on the front desk with a welcome word, nice. Rooms are basic, clean, pleasantly spooky and overall good value. Because of the structure of the building, noise in the common areas is amplified, which actually intensified the inmate experience!... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

creative way to keep a historical place. we were staying in an actual cell with heavy metal door, very cool! some staffs were friendly some were not. free 500mb wifi, clean and warm room, tiny toilets and showers. they have cinemas and pool table.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Sitting in the reading area and the blooders Woofers and the girl on Reception are making so much noise with extremely loud music and yelling, then yelling over the music. They are showing zero regard for actual paying guests. Was much the same last night as well. Thought it was going to be a nice quiet establishment because of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Exciting place to stay at due to its history. Friendly and helpful staff and clean facilities. The location was ok since we had a car, we took a walk to the city center one day and it took us a good while.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Closest Budget Accommodation to the Railway Station! Award winning hostel. 'Author's Pick' in Christchurch for Lonely Planet and Rough Guide 2008. Top mid-sized Independent BBH hostel in NZ. WiFi. Free parking. Newly renovated heritage accommodation with a colourful history as the former Addington Prison. Private Single, Double, Twin bunk and Group/Family/Dorm rooms available in our budget Christchurch accommodation. Clean, warm, friendly with super-comfortable beds close to top Christchurch attractions. Families welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jailhouse Accommodation

Address: 338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $24 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jailhouse Accommodation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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