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The Old Countryhouse Hostel

437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

FREE UNLIMITED WIFI JUST LOG ON AND SURF THE WEB IT''S FREE AND JUST FOR YOU. Here, you will experience and enjoy your stay in one of our beautifully restored traditional New Zealand villas (with modern comforts such as central heating, FREE UNLIMITED WIFI), set in over 2300sqm of tranquil landscaped gardens and a relaxing smoke free Spa Pool and Sauna Sanctuary. There is a decent choice of cafes, restaurants, pubs, take away and supermarkets in walking distance. Read more

82% Overall Rating 59 out of 69 customers would recommend this property based on 69 reviews

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 88%

Location 63%

Safety 86%

Staff 82%

Value 78%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi

Important Information

1.Payment is to be in cash on arrival 2. Please remember that you Must Arrive Before 8 PM as our reception will be closed after this time. BBH CARD HOLDERS: BBH Member Prices can only be guaranteed for direct telephone bookings. NO GROUPS: MAXIMUM 5 PEOPLE ONLY. IF YOU BOOK FOR MORE THAN 5 PEOPLE THEN THE BOOKING WILL BE CANCELLED. YOU DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Christchurch?

Contact us directly

FREE UNLIMITED WIFI JUST LOG ON AND SURF THE WEB IT''S FREE AND JUST FOR YOU. Here, you will experience and enjoy your stay in one of our beautifully restored traditional New Zealand villas (with modern comforts such as central heating, FREE UNLIMITED WIFI), set in over 2300sqm of tranquil landscaped gardens and a relaxing smoke free Spa Pool and Sauna Sanctuary. There is a decent choice of cafes, restaurants, pubs, take away and supermarkets in walking distance. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Standard

Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Standard

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Standard 7 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 7

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Standard

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Standard

Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Single Private Ensuite

Sleeps 1

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

About The Old Countryhouse

Are you yearning for a comfortable bed and a place that makes you feel at home?

The Old Countryhouse is an award winning hostel that has had comfort and coziness sorted for over 18 years! Our colonial style villas are well heated, have excellent kitchen facilities, lounges to chill out and watch a movie and much much more!!

FREE unlimited WiFi helps you to stay in touch with the world, and once you peel yourself away from the screen you can relax and get a touch of luxury in our Spa&Sauna sanctuary. What more could you want in a backpackers? Well… We also have spacious gardens, laundry facilities, a picnic and BBQ area and your choice of private rooms and dorms!

Our friendly staff members are always keen to help out. They will go the extra mile for you if you want to book activities, rental cars, want to know your way around or just need a bit of travel advice. We are all fellow travellers and want to be tested on our local knowledge.
The Old Countryhouse is located on the eastern side of central Christchurch. We have the best of both worlds: close enough to the city to walk easily within 15 minutes, yet right next to local shops and restaurants. There is a supermarket, the best butcher in Christchurch, post office, Subway restaurant, Fish'n Chips, etc. conveniently located just across the road. Two of our favourite Cafe's are just a short 5-10 minute walk as it our favourite pub.

Buses to local beaches, all major shopping malls and city leave directly from our doorstep. Easily accessible from the airport and only 1500 metres from the Intercity Bus Depot.

So now that you are convinced, we look forward to welcoming you to The Old Countryhouse backpackers!!

FREE PARKING:
Parking in a city almost always comes at a premium. You can save the parking cost here as we offer FREE on-site parking on a first come first served basis. For all others, there is plenty of FREE on-street parking all surrounding the hostel (so never a problem finding a car park).

RECEPTION HOURS & CHECK-IN TIMES: 9am to 8pm
Guests may check-in any time after 2pm during reception hours. However, we are pleased to report that we now can accommodate guests arriving late. In consideration for our other guests we will ONLY accept bookings for PRIVATE ROOMS outside our reception hours. Please note, if you book a dorm bed with a late arrival, you will be expected to pay for this as we are unable to re-sell this to another guests- to avoid this, we suggest to book a private room for the first night and then change to a dorm room for the following nights.

OUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
All cancellations or changes to the booking must be received by us by email before 7pm at least 2 full days prior to your arrival date (NZ local time). We will confirm the receipt of your cancellation or change of booking by return email (during our reception hours). But, if we do not hear from you and you do not arrive, then we will charge your credit card with the full amount for your booking

CHILDREN POLICY:
Regretfully we can only accept children age 14 and older and only with bookings into private rooms.

We only accept bookings for a maximum of seven days and up to 6 guests. Please enquire to us directly for bookings with more than 6 guests. Bookings for a longer period of time will be cancelled.

Accommodation Information

Our three villas are equipped with central heating to keep warm during those cold winter months, Doubles & Twins (with and without private bathrooms) & spacious Dorms - all with firm beds for a good nights sleep. Triple rooms have either one double and one single bed or bunk beds.

All our beds are handmade with native recycled timber and (dorms or private rooms) are ready made with fresh clean linen, so you can look forward to a restful sleep. Guests with bookings into private rooms will also enjoy a complimentary towel.

Location Information

We are on the corner of Stanmore Road and Gloucester St.

Step outside and you are just one-minute walk to local shops including a supermarket, takeaway restaurants, the best butcher in town, convenience store and post office. 1500 metres easy walk of 15- to 20-minute walk to the central city.

10 - 15 minutes' walk to more shopping incl. some great Thai and Indian restaurants, large family style supermarket.

Easy access via bus or shuttle from the airport

1500metre to Intercity Bus Depot

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.