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Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

Historic hostel within easy reach of AMI Stadium

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$60

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8.8.Fabulous.
  • The staff were extremely informative and helpful. They even helped to get us extra…

    Feb 7, 2020

  • OK place to stay for the experience. Handy to good cafe, pub and restaurants.

    Mar 9, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 34 shared guestrooms
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Computer station
  • Laundry service

Feel at home

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • In Addington
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 26 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 27 min walk
  • AMI Stadium - 13 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 14 min walk
  • Addington Raceway - 17 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Bunk, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
  • Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Location

  • In Addington
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 26 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 27 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Addington
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 26 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 27 min walk
  • AMI Stadium - 13 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 14 min walk
  • Addington Raceway - 17 min walk
  • Hagley Cricket Oval - 23 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 24 min walk
  • Re:START Mall - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 13 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 19 min walk
  • Rolleston Station - 17 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 31 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service

At a glance

Size

  • 34 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop/café

Things to do

  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1874
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shared accommodations

Small print

Also known as

  • Jailhouse Accommodation
  • Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch
  • Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel
  • Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel Christchurch
  • Jailhouse Hotel Christchurch
  • Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel Christchurch
  • Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of NZD 3

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 12 for adults and NZD 12 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 20 per person

Airport shuttle service for children costs NZD 20

Policies

This property requires advance payment for late arrivals for bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: NZD 25.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Addington Coffee Co-Op (3-min walk), Simo's Mosaic (4-min walk), and Luciano Espresso Bar (12-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is NZD 20 per person.
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
  • Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel has a picnic area.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Super cool spot but needs AC

    It’s a really cool accommodation but desperately needs at least a fan or maybe an AC

    Maxim, 2 night romance trip, Feb 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great except for barking dog all night!

    We have wanted to stay here for a few years now so when the opportunity came up we grabbed it. This is such a great facility with kitchen, lounges, pool table (eventhough we couldn't see any cues) and bathrooms. Nice warm room (actually very warm when we realised hot water pipe was running behind the head board!) and comfy bed. Free bikes available as well as a small library and free wi-fi. An excellent hostel and great history within the walls - we did time!!

    Laura, 1 night romance trip, Aug 18, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great Cells

    My 9 year old son and I stayed a night here. He thought it was awesome that it used to be a prison and we got some great photos.

    Tim, 1 night family trip, Jul 13, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unique

    Amazing place to stay.

    Trip with friends, Apr 20, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    stay elsewhere.

    WiFi does not work outside common areas. This is just laziness as it would not be hard to put repeaters in the rooms. Kitchen is small and cramped. A lot of questionable people hanging around this hostel at all hours of the day with lots of people drunk and high. With stories of a massive fight from a few nights prior. The simple fact that their smoking area is where you have to walk through to get into the hostel is unacceptable when most places are completely smoke free. In times like these go spend your money elsewhere in accommodation that will actually appreciate your stay.

    1 night trip, Oct 14, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I like that most of the interior is still original, the tables are made with the original cell doors, there's also original and preserved prisoner art work on display.

    1 night family trip, Jul 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Biking in nz

    I spent there 2 nights before a 1-month bikepacking journey. They let me keep the bike inside. Staff was really friendly. The place was overall very clean.

    Eljas, 2 night trip, Mar 10, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Was a very cool place to stay—wish we could have stayed longer!

    SydW, 1 night romance trip, Mar 3, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Facilities and rook fine. Stuck with some loud room mates which made for trouble sleeping

    1 night trip, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unique. Very accommodating for late arrival. Thanks for good stay.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 11, 2020

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