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7.8

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Very good location - 1.57 kilometers from city center
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Popular landmarks
The Pharmacy @ Addington 120 m
The Court Theatre 380 m
The Dux Live 390 m
Cornelius O'Connor Reserve 400 m
Addington Cemetry 610 m
Canterbury Netball 610 m
Christchurch Railway Station 640 m
Longley Reserve 650 m
Disraeli Reserve 700 m
AMI Stadium Christchurch 840 m
Nearby landmarks
Hagley Park 1.36 km
Botanic Gardens 1.5 km
Canterbury Museum 1.75 km
Quake City 2.26 km
185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial 2.57 km
Cardboard Cathedral 2.67 km
International Antartic Centre 8.18 km
Christchurch Gondola 8.79 km
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 9.12 km
Orana Wildlife Park 14.84 km
Jailhouse Accommodation

"Very comfortable bed and nice staff.spend a wonderful time there every thing is perfect!"

rita - November 23, 2019

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Jailhouse Accommodation

338 Lincoln Road, Addington, Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8052 - See map
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  • 630 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Garden

  • Ticket services

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Value for money8.6
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportChristchurch International Airport (CHC)
Distance to airport8.8 km

Rooms available at Jailhouse Accommodation

Single Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 single beds
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Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Shared Bathroom
Twin Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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  • 2 bunk beds
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Twin Bunk Bed with Shared Bathroom
Twin Bunk Bed with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Jailhouse Accommodation?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The hostel also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to Jailhouse Accommodation?

Jailhouse Accommodation is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 419 NZD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Jailhouse Accommodation also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Jailhouse Accommodation has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Christchurch with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Jailhouse Accommodation?

Jailhouse Accommodation does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Jailhouse Accommodation

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "If we will return to Christchurch, we will stay there again."

    Thomas

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    October 8, 2017

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Unique place with a lot of character, with a modern touch."

    James

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    September 16, 2017

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean, good location, 'jail' feel, highly recommended"

    Mun

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    March 21, 2020

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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
1,472 reviews
Cleanliness
8.7
Facilities
8.3
Location
7.8
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It was re-makeup from the old jail facilities but it was bri...
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More about Jailhouse Accommodation

Jailhouse Accommodation, located in Addington, Christchurch, is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: The Court Theatre, Addington Cemetry, AMI Stadium Christchurch.

The facilities and services provided by Jailhouse Accommodation ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, wheelchair accessible, kitchen, facilities for disabled guests to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

The ambiance of Jailhouse Accommodation is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary tea, linens, towels, wooden/parqueted flooring are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including dart board, billiards, garden, games room. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Jailhouse Accommodation.

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8.0
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8.5
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From 1472 reviews
8.9Service
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8.7Value for money
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Cleanliness8.7
Facilities8.3
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service8.5
Value for money8.6
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9.6
Exceptional
Alvin from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Escape from Jail House!!”

This was fun and nice staying with the Jailhouse. It was re-makeup from the old jail facilities but it was bright and clean. No worries it was totally safe. The location was near to any place in Christchurch with in 10 mins drive. The staff was fun and very helpful during our stay.

Reviewed March 02, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Anne from New Zealand
Couple
Twin Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Quite comfortable and cosy!”

The Jailhouse may have been a little distance from the Trains Station but great with the bus just there to go to town. Bed very comfortable, facilities good but found the toilet very small and those steps inside the toilet dangerous. Plenty of space otherwise for the showers. Will recommended it and we had a special treatment on the night we stayed with two evacuations due to the November earthquake but was pleased that staff and persons responsable took it seriously and made sure everybody was safe.

Reviewed November 19, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Becci from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Spent a night in the cells”

I was only staying at this hotel briefly, there was a super shuttle from the airport to the hostel for $25, the hostel staff had sent me some really helpful and accommodating instructions ahead of time to help me find my way inside and to my room late at night (as I was due to arrive at 11pm - didn't make it til after midnight). The hostel was fairly quiet but still a couple of people up and about. The 2 bunk cell I shared was clean, the bed was made up more like a hotel, warm bedding and pillow was super comfy. Once I'd showered and checked out at 10am, the staff were happy for me to mill about until 5pm (the wifi was free, unlimited and great quality). I would definitely recommend this hostel and go again if I was in town. Its a quirky and interesting place to stay and they really do go above and beyond when it comes to comfort, accessibility and little things like the wifi. Vending machine wasn't accepting notes though but reception were happy to change a $5 note for me.

Reviewed February 21, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
TRACY from Australia
Group
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

A unique experience”

It's an old Jail

We arrived late (after midnight) luckily we remembered to contact the hotel earlier for the front door pass-code. The double rooms obviously give you more privacy and a better nights sleep but the bunk rooms for 10 people were comfortable enough. Good luck trying to sleep tho if you're in a room with snorers. Shower and toilet facilities were nice and clean. In the morning we took photos using their Jail outfits which was a cool idea. Yes I would recommend staying here even if it's just for the experience.

Reviewed January 13, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Wan from Philippines
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Great Experience”

Great Deal, Clean, Unique

It was a wonderful experience, distinctive place to stay and stop by. Bed are super comfortable and clean. Well equipped shared kitchen, yet, if you do not want to be too much stressed out inside the kitchen ( cause it's really crowded in "peak hour" ) I suggest to buy take away and have your meal inside "Jailhouse"

Reviewed November 30, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Thomas from Germany
Family with teens
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Wow - a unique place to stay - we enjoyed”

We liked to stay in Jail - as we could check out anytime ;-) This place is very well managed, Extreemly clean and super central with lots of restaurants and bars around to expore. If we will return to Christchurch, we will stay there again.

Reviewed October 08, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Andrew from Australia
Family with teens
Twin Bunk Bed with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Comfy night in jail”

Novelty, cleanliness, staff hwlpful

Had a single night stay here and we were very comfortable. It is about 30 min walk from central Christchurch (Museum) but has more eating places nearby than the town centre offers. Kitchen is clean and adequate. Noise does echo about. Everything was spotlessly clean. Great novelty value.

Reviewed February 07, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Hafsah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Affordable Accomodation”

Clean, safe and good customer services

I felt enjoyed during my stayed at Jailhouse

Reviewed November 30, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Kelvin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in April 2016

Awesome ”

Awesome place to stay in Addington

Reviewed May 09, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Yogeshwar from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 11 nights in September 2020

Exceptional”

A good economical solution to accommodation!

Reviewed October 08, 2020
8.4
Excellent
kevin from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Awesome ”

Awesome experience - A must do if looking for accommodation for the night

Reviewed June 05, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Anthony from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Good quirky place to stay great fun”

Staying in the cells was great fun. Spotlessly clean friendly staff

Great place to stay would not have missed it for the World. Sleeping in the cells was great fun. Very clean room and showers etc and good friendly staff. About 20 minute walk to town centre but lots of pubs nearby for food.

Reviewed February 21, 2016
8.8
Excellent
JianHui from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Excellent”

Stayed for a night, cosy room with a bunk bed. As my room was in first level, it was a little noisy at night when other travellers returned. But overall, it was a nice stay in a 'jail'.

Reviewed December 16, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
James from Australia
Couple
Twin Bunk Bed with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

awesome jail cell accommodation”

unique place with a lot of character, with a modern touch. rooms are just like a prison cell, only a LOT more comfortable! very warm and inviting. had a great stay, no complaints

Reviewed September 16, 2017
7.3
Very good
Sebastian from Sweden
Solo traveler
Twin Bunk Bed with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Nice prison stay”

Its a prison! History, different

It's really something different to stay in a prison. Was a great experience. It's about 40 minute walk to the central square. There are some subways and burger kings just next to the hotel. You dont have an own shower or toilet, but hey its a prison, what were you expecting? I have an own room with 2 bunk buds, was cozy and nice. Maybe not for the claustrafobic. You can only use 500 mb on Wifi...So not movie watching here on youtube. Staff was nice. Was a cool experience to try, once.

Reviewed November 23, 2015
8.4
Excellent
alan from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

A novel experience.”

The rooms ,as you would expect,are spartan.The prison was built in 1870 ,and I would hate to have been there for a sentence.One night is enough to make you realise how lucky you are.The kitchen etc is great,plenty of space to cook and/or store food. Parking is a problem. A great supermarket is about 20 min walk

Reviewed March 09, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Manoela from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Amazing stay!”

Great location. Surrounded by bars and close to malls. Clean and quiet. The thick concrete walls make the stay enjoyable and sound proof. Also a great historical site full of well preserved items from the time the prison was fully functional.

Reviewed October 12, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Amanda from New Zealand
Family with teens
Twin Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Fun times”

Great place to stay. Awesome facilities, very clean and warm rooms. Would definitely recommend to others and definitely stay again.

Reviewed May 17, 2016
6.7
Good
Xuan from Singapore
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

May be the Coolest but not the best!”

Clean, Tidy, Noisy

If you are looking for a cool and unique experience staying in a Prison go ahead and book a stay here! It is also near to the Railway Station and provide free shuttle service to the station. So it will be good if you decide to hop on the Tranzalpine train the next day. However I feel that toilet and shower facilities could be improved. The shower rooms have 4 showers cubicles but only has 1 for toilet. Showers curtain should also be added as the towels and clothes hang on the door gets wet easily. There's also no heating in the shared shower room so it gets freezing after shower! Also, noise is a problem in the hostel too as all the rooms are within the building in an enclose area, echos can be easily heard when people are talking loudly in the common or activity areas. The hostel is also located 20-25 mins of walking from the town centre and there isn't much nice cafes and restaurants around the area. If you are driving that wouldn't be a problem at all.

Reviewed May 16, 2014
8.4
Excellent
Bas from Netherlands
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Good hostel, nice people and lots of facilities”

The only downside is the location, its a good walk to the city centre. Rooms are clean, lots of showers and toilets, they even have a cinema room!

Reviewed March 12, 2017
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