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The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel, Christchurch

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437 Gloucester St, Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand

City-center hostel within easy reach of Canterbury Museum
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 228 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • This hostel is very quiet and homey, which is exactly what I was hoping for. A friend had…Mar 1, 2019
  • Great location, very walkable! Three long blocks from the center of Christchurch and…Nov 10, 2018

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel, Christchurch

from $42
  • 6-8 Bed Dorm
  • 4-5 Bed Dorm
  • Double Room
  • Double Ensuite
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room
  • Single Ensuite
  • Triple Ensuite
  • Twin Ensuite
  • Single Room
  • 4 Bed FEMALE ONLY Dorm
  • Room

What’s around The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel, Christchurch

Landmarks

  • In Linwood
  • Canterbury Museum - 31 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 28 min walk
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 37 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 39 min walk
  • Wilding Park - 15 min walk
  • Cardboard Cathedral - 16 min walk
  • Margaret Mahy Playground - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 8 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 26 min drive
  • Area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 23 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property at least 72 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

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 in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking

Offsite

  • Area shuttle within 30 kilometers *

  • Beach shuttle *

  • Ski shuttle *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel, Christchurch’s small print

Also known as

  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel
  • The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Christchurch

Policies

Towels are available for a surcharge. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 1 dorm room. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit 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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    A city tax will be collected at the property upon arrival. The city tax ranges from JPY 100-200 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. The tax does not apply to nightly rates under JPY 10,000. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 29.00 per person (one way)

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and ski shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 17 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Easy to arrange stay
Really easy to make reservation with hotels.com and had emails with hotel crew.
usTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay!
We loved our stay here! The staff was so nice and helpful, the kitchen was well stocked and spacious, the grounds were calm with places to lounge and even a hot tub! We really enjoyed it!
Rachel, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Thumbs up
I had a good stay at the hostel and it had a nice atmosphere. Thank you Steph for the awesome service and your positive personality!
Daniel, nzBusiness trip
Very Good 8.0
Staying there again
Loved the fact that it was not one big building but several smaller ones, with gardens scattered about to relax in. Tea and coffee provided in kitchen. Laundry facilities.
Pamela, nzOther trip
Good 6.0
An OK place to spend one night
This hostel was a confortable space to spend the night at Christchurch. A little bit messy and the kitchen was dirty, but my private room was clean and confortable. Also, a little pricey for what it is.
Paulina, nzRomance trip

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel, Christchurch

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