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Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel, Christchurch

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338 Lincoln RoadAddington, Christchurch8024New Zealand

Historic hostel within easy reach of Canterbury Museum
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Awesome vibe
Good internet service
Great amenities
Great location
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From 515 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel, Christchurch

from $19
  • 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, Multiple Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 34 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
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.
Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle during limited hours *


  • Free self parking

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1874
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shared accommodations

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel, Christchurch’s small print

Also known as

  • Jailhouse Accommodation
  • Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch
  • Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel
  • Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel Christchurch
  • Jailhouse Hotel Christchurch


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. To obtain additional information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after 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.

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

Mandatory fees

Deposit: NZD 25.00 per stay

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 20 per person (one way)

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

What’s around Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel, Christchurch

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • AMI Stadium (6-minute walk)
  • Horncastle Arena (9-minute walk)
  • Addington Raceway (9-minute walk)
  • Hagley Cricket Oval (11-minute walk)
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens (15-minute walk)
  • Hagley Park (15-minute walk)
  • Canterbury Museum (17-minute walk)
  • Re:START Mall (20-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 19 min walk
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 36 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 94 reviews

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel, Christchurch
Great Themed Hostel
Great themed hostel where you get to stay in former cells. It is very well done with good communal areas and a well equipped kitchen. Rooms are obviously in former cells so they are not the most spacious but the hostel does make good use of the space. The isolation room, former cell and costumes with line up wall are all fun additions. If you like themed hostels then this is a must!
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel, Christchurch
Jailhouse Rocks!
Best overnight in jail ever. Friendly staff, diverse guests, great kitchen facilities!
Michael, us1 night trip
Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel, Christchurch
Very Good8.0
Great stay for 2 nights. We arrived very late and everything for our arrival was taken care of.
ken, us2 night romance trip
Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel, Christchurch
Very Good8.0
Cool, boutique hostel experience
Go for the experience and history of staying in a former jail--keeping in mind this is a hostel not a hotel. The rooms were comfortable enough. The kitchen was well equipped. The showers were good, but the toilets weren't amazing.
Cemile, au1 night trip with friends
Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel, Christchurch
Very Good8.0
Good Novelty Hostel...
Nice hostel. Definitely good for a night or two. The rooms are cozy but noise really travels if people are making noise in the common area. I liked my room and bed but did need to use ear plugs. Good for a night or two. It would be nice if a manager stayed on later than 9 pm to help keep things more quiet. Quiet time rules were not enforced.
A Traveler, nz2 night trip

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Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel, Christchurch

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