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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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Very Good8.4
  • 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
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The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel, Christchurch

from $48
  • 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


  • 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
  • Bealey Avenue - 19 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
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 23 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 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 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel, Christchurch’s small print


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.

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.

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

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)

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 16 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Easy to arrange stay
Really easy to make reservation with 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
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
Very Good 8.0
Room was generally quiet, and comfortable,but ONLY had a bed and a few hooks for hanging clothes and towels. Would have appreciated some storage space and a place to sit.
gbRomance trip

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel, Christchurch

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