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Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch

338 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand, Distance from city centre: 2.3km

Rating: 87% from 15 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 89%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 78%Location
  • 82%Value for money
  • 84%Facilities

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  • Even though our stay was short lived, I thought it was a unique experience!! I would definitely recommend this place and would love to stay again. Only thing that we had trouble with was the internet being slow.
  • 100%
  • 03 Apr 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Strangely, our "jail cell" was bigger than some hostel rooms that we've stayed in. The staff was warm, welcoming, and helpful with advice. The place was clean. It's jail, so of course it's secure. A fun place to try something new. Wifi was strong. My only complaint is that the kitchen can get a bit crowded if many guests happen to use it at once.
  • 94%
  • 16 Feb 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Excellent hostel ! Clean, super helful staff, very relaxing and quiet. And the location, in a prison, makes it something you have to try !
  • 94%
  • 29 Jan 2015 clement France
  • A different hostel experience spending two nights in an old prison cell which for us was a perfect ending to our stay in New Zealand. While maybe not the best place to meet fellow travellers, it was very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful.
  • 80%
  • 25 Jan 2015 Jeppe Denmark
  • Very interesting to stay in the jailhouse. Original artwork in some cells. I would stay there again as it's very friendly and clean!
  • 86%
  • 25 Jan 2015 Elizabeth England
  • Great place to stay, worth the slightly higher price tag. As you would expect, the security is good, and the rooms/common areas are suprisingly spacious. One downside would be that there could be more showers, but otherwise very little negative to say. Its also located in a regenerated part of town so plenty of places to eat/shop nearby.
  • 91%
  • 15 Jan 2015 Anonymous England
  • The staff organized a christmas dinner and almost everybody showed up with their part of the dinner. Well done!
  • 74%
  • 24 Dec 2014 Anonymous Netherlands
  • It was a unique experience. In a way a bit creepy but that is the point of the hostel. Price is a bit high for what you get but for one night it is ok.
  • 80%
  • 23 Dec 2014 Lisa
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