Hostel, 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
338 Lincoln Rd, Addington, 8024 Christchurch, New Zealand
Set in a refurbished 1874 building, Jailhouse Accommodation offers an on-site café and a guest lounge with a cinema projector. It is 10 minutes’ walk from Christchurch Railway Station. Guests enjoy free parking and free WiFi in public areas. Formerly Addington Prison, this property offers Gothic-style architecture and a historical display room. All accommodation offers access to shared bathroom facilities. Bed linen is provided in all rooms. Shared facilities include TV lounges with flat-screen TVs and a billiards table. There is a spacious communal kitchen and a guest laundry room.
❝Set in a former jail, this hostel provided a novel stay. A couple of spaces to relax and watch TV etc. Free WiFi.❞
❝Great staff, interesting history and it's something different. Showers and loos all clean and tidy. Good clean well equipped kitchen with free tea and coffee Nice cell it felt quite btight and airy with the high ceiling and a fair sized window. It was a bit creepy in the dark so slept with the light on. You can hear people moving around but it was minimal noise from well behaved inmates❞
Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, earthquakes destroyed many of the historic centre's stone-built buildings. Christchurch’s "Cardboard Cathedral,” named after one of its primary construction materials, is a temporary stand-in for the former neo-Gothic edifice. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Orana Wildlife Park feature native New Zealand animals. Canterbury Museum, telling the story of the city, also has Maori and Antarctic exploration collections. Christchurch Gondola travels up Mt. Cavendish for panoramic views of the city, the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. Christchurch is a gateway for dolphin-spotting in the Banks Peninsula's Akaroa Harbour, skiing at Mt. Hutt and scenic TranzAlpine railway trips through the Southern Alps.