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Reviews of The Old Countryhouse

Hostel | 437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand 8011

79.2% Overall Rating

223 out of 242 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2014)

Miku Kawakami thinks…

"Lots of people left the comment "The staffs were unkind", but I didn't feel it, even I felt they are very kind and helpfull!! and every cotage has a big kitchen and big bathrooms, you never look for…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Hot tub / jacuzzi
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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.

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79.2%

Overall Rating

223 out of 242 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Old Countryhouse'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
63.2%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
77.6%
Value
75.2%
Safety
82.4%
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71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Miku Kawakami

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2014 Miku would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of people left the comment "The staffs were unkind", but I didn't feel it, even I felt they are very kind and helpfull!! and every cotage has a big kitchen and big bathrooms, you never look for a place to cook and take a shower. and those are very clean.

Disliked: little bit far from the central, but can walk.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

john butcher

Alone

Work / volunteering

31 March 2014 john would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities, fantastic pet dog!! Staff were fine. very good crowd of travellers. Very clean. Hostel has a secure electronic door opening system.

Disliked: No sheet just a duvet. No lockers!!!

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2014

Liked: Good ratio of pwople to kitchen space

Disliked: Abrupt and rude staff Expensive - but way out of center and didnt offer anything you could feel justidied the high lrice like other snall hostels like free breakfast or computer usage!

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Felicia Karlsson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 February 2014 Felicia would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and quiet

Disliked: Incredibly unfriendly staff at reception

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Libby Hawkins

Alone

Visiting friends or family

02 February 2014 Libby would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, nice setting, comfortable.

Disliked: Rude staff who couldn't wait to get out of the door at 8pm (I arrived at 7.50pm) suggest reception stays open until at least 10pm.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2014

Liked: It had character

Disliked: The location

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

Alex Smith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 January 2014 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Beautifully maintained outdoor areas, well looked after and clean accommodation, peaceful :)

Disliked: Limited free WiFi

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Olivier Deig

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 November 2013 Olivier would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, Nice garden

Disliked: Far from city center

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff. Good hosdtel. Kitchen is really well equiped. I was only there for a night but it was good.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

09 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked that it was actually old cottage- like!

Disliked: You could hear all the sounds quite well all around.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, modern, super staff!

Disliked: It wasn't in the city center, but you could also see that as a good thing since the city center isn't that nice anymore.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was really beautiful, good facilities.

Disliked: No lockers or reading lamps in the dorms. It was pretty hard getting up early without waking the others in the room.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Availability in a city with limited accommodation. Clean showers. Wasn't there long so unsure of real assets.

Disliked: No lockers.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, nice garden, nice staff. Very clean.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Lynsey Craven

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2013 Lynsey would recommend this property

Liked: Seemed homely, good sized kitchen open all hours also.

Disliked: Was only there for a few hours due to late flight and starting early for a tour.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a beautiful property and very spacious, with a lot to offer guests.

Disliked: Mixed gender dorms are not something I was expecting, and I'm not thrilled with them. With as many rooms as they have, I hoped they could have split them into men and women.

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

12 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good room, very good and nice kitchen

Disliked: ----

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone was friendly

Disliked: The location is a bit bleak with not much around it

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

As a family with children

Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2013

Liked: No

Disliked: stuff are not very nice

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The public laundry area was large & user-friendly and they had an outside clothesline.

Disliked: The neighbourhood seemed a bit scary as a solo female traveller.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2012

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. Tea bags available in kitchen.

Disliked: Long term residents working on the reconstruction of the centre were staying in the hostel and seemed to have a different attitude to washing up than most other residents in other back packers we stayed in, i.e. they did not do their washing up. Very few mugs in the kitchen so I never found one to use, and always had to wash one up to make my cup of tea.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2012

Liked: The room was clean, tidy and reasonably spacious. The lady on reception gave us a good tip for dinner in the evening. The location is very good, given the damage that has been done to Christchurch.

Disliked: A private function was taking place in the venue on the night that we stayed. That meant that there were a lot of loud people (we found one person rolling drunk on the floor outside our bedroom door) around late into the evening. It also meant (or at the very least appeared to mean) that we were restricted to fewer facilities than we would otherwise have had access to, as the party had some of the communal areas booked up. As the office closes at 8 or 9pm (I forget which), there were no staff to talk to about this.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2012

Liked: Location. Also, Megan is lovely!

Disliked: Not secure at all. No key cards, instead they had normal keys so everyone left the doors open because they're too lazy to unlock doors. Also the windows were wide open at all hours, and being on the ground floor meant people climbed in and out the windows. Even the luggage room has just a latch on the door. Not secure at all. Also, the English cleaner who wears the same red track pants every day (I think his name is Chris?) has a SERIOUS attitude problem.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

YU-CHEN WAN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2012 YU-CHEN would recommend this property

Liked: nice room and place of decoration.

Disliked: to find the room, cuz kind a bit maze somehow, but not a too big problem.

The property's response is...

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

Kelly Rosiles

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2012 Kelly would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is great - always made sure that I am having a good time in Christchurch. I had a blast, thanks to them, despite of limited activities in Christchurch.

Disliked: Bad experience - a guy came in at 3am, waking me up. He was "having fun"and left at 5am. Seriously, they would put anyone in your room! [of course, i am sure that the hostel did not perceive this to happen].

The property's response is...