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Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

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Overview of Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

2-star property
Historic hostel, steps from The Court Theatre

8.6/10 Fabulous

246 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
338 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch, 8024

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Addington
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 15 min drive

Getting around

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


  • KUMO Japanese Cuisine - 2 min walk
  • Addington Coffee Co-Op - 3 min walk
  • Simo's Mosaic - 4 min walk
  • Pepper Bridge - 4 min walk
  • Maxine's Palace - 5 min walk

About this property

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

Located near a train station, Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel is a great choice for a stay in Christchurch. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 34 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and smart lock details; access will be through a private entrance
  • 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


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


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


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served on site
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Skiing nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1874
  • Picnic area


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 25.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These 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 and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

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

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

This property accepts major credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

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.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as skiing. Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel also has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Addington Coffee Co-Op (3-min walk), Simo's Mosaic (4-min walk) and Pepper Bridge (4-min walk).
What's the area around Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel like?
Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel is a short 8-minute walk from Hagley Park and 18 minutes' walk from Christchurch Arena. Travellers say that the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Jail view is just unique
Sukh, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

The main receptionist treated me like a homeless person cause of my bags, looked down on me from the beginning, she was horrible and at the first chance she kicked me out singling me out. The owner seemed to try to show some humanity by offering me a ride.
Edith, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The environment, the place itself is extremely clean, quiet and great staff that are so helpful and willing to assist on anything you may require. It's not somewhere I would normally wish to stay, but that has changed significantly. I'm staying on longer also. It's a great place to stay. I'd certainly highly recommend it to others without reservations. It's a fine place to stay if you need too.
Neil, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Donna-Marie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I enjoyed the stay, only couple of things to improve.. heating in the room was very limited and didnt do alot, the luver windows created a lot of draft and cold. Otherwise good stay
Jason, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Neat hostel.
The hostel was super neat! We stayed in a double bunk room, the beds are very short, so if you’re tall and don’t love sleeping in the fetal position, you might want to check out other options. The bathrooms/shower room was kept up and clean. Location is great, and very walkable to good cafes/restaurants /bars. You’ll have to pay extra for shower towels.
Sarah, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jennie, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

it was fun to stay in a jail
astrid, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Such a novelty would totally recommend
Rachael, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The Jailhouse Accommodation/Hostel was a cool and interesting experience. The concept and prison type architecture is very original as far as hotel accommodations go. There was no one at the reception desk when we arrived after 6:00 pm. But, we were able to check ourselves in via the ipad they had at the reception desk. The rooms are clean and very simple (no frills). The rooms have the original bars on the windows and a heavy metal entrance door. I liked the combination lock to enter. I felt a bit more safe. There was a sign on the door that warned guests not to let nonguests in and the sign also had a picture of a young male to be aware of. You share showers and toilets/restrooms with the other guests (like living in a dorm). I am assuming the toilets and sinks are original. There is a large kitchen to cook and a laundry room. It was very quiet in the common areas. The surrounding area was not close to the city center and definitely not posh. Great prices if you just need a place to get some sleep and get to say you stayed in a former prison. It wasn't very crowded when we stayed-- mostly young single people, who seemed to be staying for longer periods. Jailhouse Accommodations only had a few parking spaces in their lot. We were lucky to get a parking space. Overall, it was an interesting and unique experience.
1-night family trip
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