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Reviews of Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch

Hostel | 338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch, New Zealand 8024

85.7% Overall Rating

309 out of 324 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/04/2015)

Lukas Kessler thinks…

"Das Jailhouse ist mit das beste Hostel in dem ich bisher gewesen bin. Man kann sich vorstellen wie es hier früher mal aussah. Daraus haben sie aber ein super Hostel gemacht. Die…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle hire
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

"If you are arriving after 10pm, please contact us by phone or email to receive the front door code and instructions to your room."

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85.7%

Overall Rating

309 out of 324 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
73.6%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
89.6%
Value
79.2%
Safety
92.0%
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Lukas Kessler

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 April 2015 Lukas would recommend this property

Liked: Das Jailhouse ist mit das beste Hostel in dem ich bisher gewesen bin. Man kann sich vorstellen wie es hier früher mal aussah. Daraus haben sie aber ein super Hostel gemacht. Die Zimmer/zellengröße hat sich nicht geändert, aber das gibt einem den Flair eines Gefängnisses. Damit es aber ein schönes Erlebnis bleibt geben sich die Mitarbeiter sehr viel Mühe um den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu machen. Man hat 2 Bettdecken + eine Wärmflasche, damit einem warm bleibt, denn die dicken Gefängnismauern sind natürlich etwas kalt. Die Küche ist sehr groß und wird 3 mal am Tag gesäubert. Genau wie die duschen und WCs. Dazu ein riesiger Kinoraum mit Beamer und Netflix Zugang. Also alle Filme die man schauen möchte. 500mb Internet sind auch inklusive. Dazu echt nette Mitarbeiter die einem bei jeder Frage zur Seite stehen. Echt empfehlenswert!

Disliked: Lukas left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

gunar seemann

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 April 2015 gunar would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel after 4 weeks NewZealand.

Disliked: Little bit far from the city, but they have bycicle for less money.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Authentic and cool facilities

Disliked: Main hall echoes a lot

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Eleanor Moses

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 April 2015 Eleanor would recommend this property

Liked: Cool hostel and good facilities.

Disliked: No lift

100.0%
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Sam Charles

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 March 2015 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: This is comfortably the best hostel I have stayed in! Great history behind the place and the facilities are great. Plenty of chill out zones, tv room, cinema a nice kitchen and Free wifi which is rare for hostels! We stayed in a 10 bed dorm and were assigned beds, shown to our room and it had a seperate toilet and sink as well! Location is good a short 20 minute walk through the park to the city and close to a bar and food places! We didn't mind the walk at all and would much prefer the hostel location to the centre of Christchurch. Staff were also excellent! Thanks!!

Disliked: Nothing!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Mark Cox

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2015 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: It's very quirky and unique. Clean with friendly staff and excellent facilities. Well recommended.

Disliked: Chargeable WiFi always gets my goat. In this day and age, free internet access should be a given. And when you pay for something you expect the best. Unfortunately, the internet here isn't

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, helpful staff

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Amy Colvin

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2014 Amy would recommend this property

Liked: It's got great character and the manager could not have been more helpful. She upgraded our room for us free of charge and also helped book our kiwi experience.

Disliked: Nothing.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly stuff and nice jail

Disliked: To long way to the City Centre

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Scott Williams

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2014 Scott would recommend this property

Liked: Attention to detail. Willing to go the extra mile for their customers (inmates). Clearly run by people who have travelled and understand the needs of a backpacker!

Disliked: It was a bit cold but there was plenty in place to keep you warm (blankets/hot water bottles)

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Shuwei Lin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2014 Shuwei would recommend this property

Liked: Free shuttle to train station

Disliked: No

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Tim van Dueren den Hollander

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 July 2014

Liked: Clean place

Disliked: The staff manager from NZ is a rude women. she let you pay full while you deserve discount when you stay longer than 4 days. Verry cold and unfriendly place. Reception closes at 8:00 and put the lights off. Bad social place.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Susanne Mayr

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2014 Susanne would recommend this property

Liked: Very interesting location, superfriendly staff and delicious hot chocolate

Disliked: Roomrate were pretty expensive (i think the most expensive ten bed dorm i've ever slept in...)

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 May 2014

Liked: Good kitchen, very clean hostel.

Disliked: Zero atmosphere! Felt sterile and unwelcoming, and not just because it's an old jail. Limited and uncomfortable common areas, bad seating options. Lights out at 9pm, the entire place basically becomes a quiet zone. There's nowhere to sit comfortably, relax, or meet people. Very cold in the main hall. No music, it felt very boring all around. WiFi was expensive and did not work well. Staff was not always friendly or helpful. All facilities close at 9 pm. Laundry is in the hostel, but shared with an apartment complex nearby, I had to wait while 6 other men finished their wash before I could start mine, and they weren't even staying in the hostel! Overpriced and a bad location as well. Clearly the building is an old jail, and that was cool, but it actually felt like being in jail, lots of rules and no fun or atmosphere, not a fan!

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Kim Shuard

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 April 2014 Kim would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very quirky and clean. Kitchen was spotlessly clean and tidy which was nice

Disliked: The hostel was very quiet with no real common area

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious, lots of character, easily entertained... Pool table, cinema room, tv room, loads of movies, books, board games - was a fun place :)

Disliked: Quite a walk to the town centre. Wifi quite expensive and not a great connection.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere, the dorm rooms were nice and big. Loved that it was still like the jail was. Nice hot showers, very clean.

Disliked: N/a

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The interior, very clean, nice beds.

Disliked: Nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Matthew Zygmunt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 January 2014 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Jail has never been so good! It would be criminal not to stay here.

Disliked: No solitary confinement on offer :(

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

INGA WILMINK

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 December 2013 INGA would recommend this property

Liked: This building is super bright, lots of light coming in, lovely wooden flooring in the rooms and very comfy beds! You get a fresh towel and there is always hot water.

Disliked: It's not the best location but the plus points totally won me over.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Hannah Shaw

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 October 2013 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome and consistent theme and friendly staff!

Disliked: Showers only upstairs

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2013

Liked: Room is clean, and they provide hot-water bag.

Disliked: About location, there is few things around there. In the room, there is only one electronic power near the door, so not convenient to charge mobile.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Nathan Walsh

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2013 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: Great unique place. Excellent friendly and helpful staff. The manager really helped us out when they overbooked us (not their fault) our original hostel had a fire). Cosy doubles. Clean kitchen

Disliked: WiFi data limit was annoying if you plan on using Skype.6 dollars for 24 hours but it has a 700mb limit

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

11 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a really unusual place to stay with friendly staff! It's perfectly tidy and clean, I don't know why there are a few people complaining about the cleanliness. One day people went crazy and the kitchen looked like a mess, but that's not the staff's duty to do the dishes for some idiots who don't know how to behave, even though the staff did it anyways...

Disliked: In wintertime it can be quite cold in the rooms, but there are loads of hot water bottles which you can use to get warm in bed.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

yung-lin Tseng

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2013 yung-lin would recommend this property

Liked: Good for jailhouse

Disliked: No