This was by far the best hostel type accommodation we have stayed in since we left home in Nov,loved everything about it, firstly its a converted jail, a historic building so they couldnt change much which adds to its charm, your room is a cell so yeah to some people it might be small but then again you dont spend all day in your room. The beds were very comfortable,clean linen, kitchen, toilets, shower area were spotless the 3 days we stayed here.The communal area was cosey and they have a great cinema room.Towels are included in the price and for the first time we didnt have to give a deposit for the room key.The staff are super friendly and willing to help with everything, we booked our car through them as the girl at the desk did all the searching for best prices.About 20-25mins walk into Christchurch but thats nothing when you can walk through some lovely parks to get there.Have no complaints, only suggestion we have is that they install a vending machine if you wanted a snack.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Jailhouse Hotel Christchurch