Stay in jail! Our renovated heritage accommodation had a colourful prior history as Addington Prison.
Our clean, warm and friendly accommodation features super-comfortable beds with free towels and linen with fully made-up beds.. We offer over 30 private rooms available as singles, doubles, twin bunks and dorms, as well as some larger rooms that can be used by families or groups. Doubles include TVT and DVD player. Families are very welcome (baby cot available); if travelling with under 18s, please reserve private rooms, not shared dorms.
Our facilities include Wi-Fi, free parking, bicycle hire, free DVD hire, a cinema room and a free pool table. You will not find a cleaner place to stay.
We have modern facilities; you will have secure key access to your room 24 hours a day. And of course, the jail features provide total security.
Make your own meals in our new, fully equipped commercially styled guest kitchen and there are many food outlets within walking distance. Wake up to a cup of our freshly made organic, fair-trade espresso coffee from our coffee bar.
We are the closest hostel to Hagley Park, Tranzalpine train station (free shuttle to the station available) and the CBS Canterbury Arena, where many concerts and functions are held. You could walk, or it is a short bus ride to the centre of town. Free vehicle parking is available, too.
We have a travel desk for booking all your New Zealand transport and tickets to Christchurch and South Island attractions - cheapest rates available! The Kiwi Experience, Magic and Stray buses all pick-up and drop-off here.
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Guests under 16 years of age must stay in private rooms, not shared dorms.
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour security
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Pool Table
- Reading Light
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
We welcome late night arrivals. However, if you’re arriving after 9pm, please note that reception is closed and the front door is locked. We will email you late-arrival instructions if your online booking states that you’ll be arriving at 9pm or later. If arriving after midnight, please ensure you have booked for the correct date (the date prior to midnight).
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From the Airport:
We recommend you take Super Shuttle directly to door - they operate 24/7 from Christchurch Airport, with freephones available at arrivals halls. It costs NZ$24 for one person and $5 each extra person.
You can also take a bus to the city bus exchange and the Orange Line bus to Lincoln Rd, outside our building.
Taxis operate for all arrivals, approx NZ$45.
From the bus station:
Take the orange line to Lincoln Rd; get off at the yellow 'Tony's Tyre Service' building or ask the friendly driver - they all know where we are!
From the train station:
We're just 1500m from Railway Station. When you leave the station, turn left into Whiteleigh Ave and turn left at the lights into Lincoln Rd. We are 500m down on the right-hand side behind the yellow 'Tony's Tyre Service' building.
We're 500m off Moorhouse Ave at the Hagley Park end, or from Southern Arterial Motorway follow Addington signs.
On foot from the Botanical Gardens/Art Centre/Museum part of town:
Go past Christchurch hospital, down Hagley Ave alongside Hagley Park to Lincoln Rd. You'll find us on the left-hand side behind the yellow 'Tony's Tyre Service' building.
From here it's an easy walk to the Railway Station (Tranzalpine, Tranzcoastal), Addington Raceway (Show week events), Hagley Park, Horncastle Arena/Westpac Arena (Concerts and Shows) and Tower Junction Shopping.
You can also walk or catch a bus to the Arts Centre, museums, art galleries, Cathedral Square and the city centre, the Botanical Gardens and Christchurch Hospital.