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Reviews of Jailhouse Accommodation

Hostel | 338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch, New Zealand 8024

87.8% Overall Rating

296 out of 309 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2014)

Kim Shuard thinks…

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

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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

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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87.8%

Overall Rating

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

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
76.0%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
89.6%
Value
84.0%
Safety
95.2%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The fact you are staying an actual historic jail is awesome! It was such a fun place to stay and the jail theme was great. It was also extremely clean.

Disliked: I liked everything about it. The only possible downside is that it is about a half an hour walk from the CBD area, but it is away from most of the earthquake damage. Addington was a lovely suburb to stay in.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Konstantinos Brejaart

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2013 Konstantinos would recommend this property

Liked: Very good atmosphere, nice theme and spot on facilities. Two very nice tv rooms with dvd hire.

Disliked: If I have to mention something it would be the distance to the CBD.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A very quirky building and very helpful staff

Disliked: A bit out of town

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, very clean and good facilities.

Disliked: Only found two plug sockets in my ten bed dorm. Bit of a walk from the city centre.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

17 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, facilities

Disliked: Some staff members are a bit sleepy

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Nadine Morand

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 November 2012

Liked: The very special location and the authentic mood.

Disliked: The staff sometimes reacted to authentic respectively highly reserved moreover they made more noise after 11pm than any guests.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

27 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, safe and a cool pool table hidden away...

Disliked: nothing

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

Simon Wells

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

22 November 2012 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: Interesting theme, a good conversation starter too!

Disliked: Simon left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great extra facilities in the library of DVDs free to borrow to watch downstairs or in the private cinema room. Kitchen was also great and it was awesome to have a herb garden available to garnish our dishes. There was free tea, coffee and spices available also. The staff were so nice and extremely helpful. I also enjoyed the effort to preserve a few of the original cells so you could get a feel for what the jail was like.

Disliked: Unfortunately I did not like the toilets. Although they were clean for the most part, I found them very cramped and the flush ineffectual.

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

patricia windle

Alone

Shopping

17 October 2012 patricia would recommend this property

Liked: loved the original surroundings and homely atmosphere

Disliked: all good

100.0%
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Michael Middlemiss

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

15 October 2012 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: There is a lot of character, but despite the fact its an old prison it's still very comfortable, it's very clean and all the facilities are top notch. Kitchen is great. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Catherine Bourgault

Alone

City break

13 October 2012 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: really clean and helpful staff.

Disliked: Catherine left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

06 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and pleasant, good staff who know what's going on, helpful, generous with towels/duvets, etc. Nice kitchen facility as well as common areas.

Disliked: Wifi is pricey ($3/hour). A bit cool at night in bathrooms. Hot water bottles help in beds!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

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

19 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful old building that has been beautifully restored. The kitchen is huge, like a big catering kitchen. Shower blocks etc all very clean and modern.

Disliked: As you would expect from a prison, rooms are little cells and it is quite creepy at night! You have to pay for WIFI, and the staff told us that there was a larger download limit than there actually was, so we had to buy more tickets and received no apology for their mix up.

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