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Jailhouse Accommodation

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“old jail”(35 reviews)
“jail cell”(15 reviews)
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What's included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Rooftop Bar
Fitness center
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Pets Allowed
2 Star 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...
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338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
5.5 miles to Christchurch Intl Airport
27 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
0.9 miles from Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

this is an awesome place to stay. an old remand prison in Addington, Christchurch. must be able to tell lots of stories in the old building like this. mate has told heaps anyway about the area stay here again

Thank Sy R
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Stayed at this venue before and after a conference I was attending. It was fascinating to see what was once a prison had been renovated and done up to make it a cost effective hostel. i found it a comfortable warm and hospitable place. The...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

An authentic stay in an old prison! For travellers who like 'something different' instead of regular hostels. They kept some of the prison cells in their original state but the rest is restored perfectly. You sleep in your own cell with good beds. The only...More

Thank JikkeR_K
Response from jailnz, Owner at Jailhouse AccommodationResponded May 6, 2018

Thanks for your great review. All of the cells except one do not share a main door and so with the thick concrete walls between cells you do not hear your neighbours. We do have one adjoining double/twin cell which is primarily booked for families,...More

Reviewed April 12, 2018

We was sold this hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of our trip as a unique experience. Unique is definately the word. If your backpacking it would be fine however for a couple travelling it isnt what i requested. The rooms are obviously a...More

Thank Tasha T
Response from jailnz, Owner at Jailhouse AccommodationResponded May 6, 2018

Hi, thanks for your review. I'm unsure how you made your booking but it seems that a Travel Agent unfortunately did not book you a Double Room. Our staff will definitely reserve you a Taxi if they can, however for your convenience and to save...More

Reviewed April 7, 2018

If you love making a memory in you accommodations, this is your place. We stayed our only night in Christchurch here and enjoyed the unique memories it created. The rooms are not large, but big enough to dump your stuff. The shared bathroom was clean...More

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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. ...More 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. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveler (220)
Room & Suite (64)
Dining (13)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (8)
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Response from stravel250 | Reviewed this property |
It's quite tight-packed but really fun! If you're happy all being close together and they have rooms for 4 people then go for it for the experience!
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"low level room for Wheelchair access and with kids to avoid Big long stairs :)"
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"Rooms range in size, some dormitories. All well set back from road so quiet."
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"Check out other options before you book here........"
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"Any would have been fine however maybe the left side has better views"
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