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Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch Hostel

338 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand

Come and Stay in Jail! We are one of the top mid - sized BBH hostels in New Zealand. Christchurch is the gateway to the amazing South Island and we are the closest hostel to the Railway Station for the incredible Tranz - Alpine and Coastal Pacific trains. Our Suburb of Addington is the place to be with the Court Theatre, Addington Coffee Co, and Simos Moroccan Deli. Jailhouse also has FREE WIFI and FREE car parking, as well as an extensive DVD library, Netflix and Cinema room. Come and see us soon! Read more

89% Overall Rating 69 out of 75 customers would recommend this property based on 75 reviews

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 88%

Location 80%

Safety 94%

Staff 92%

Value 84%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi

Important Information

All credit /Debit cards are subject to bank service fees of $3.

We welcome late night arrivals. However, if you’re arriving after 9pm, please note that reception is closed and the front door is locked. We will email you late-arrival instructions if your online booking states that you’ll be arriving at 9pm or later and your credit card will be charged prior to your late night arrival with the card used to make this booking. The booking will be cancelled should the card not be valid. Refunds due to early cancellation will be subject to an administration fee. If arriving after midnight, please ensure you have booked for the correct date (the date prior to midnight). We prefer you book a Private Room for late arrivals so you don't disturb other Dorm Guests.

Guests under 16 years of age must stay in private rooms, not shared dorms.

Photo ID will be requested on arrival.

Credit card used to make booking will also be used to charge $25 for lost keys.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Christchurch?

Contact us directly

Come and Stay in Jail! We are one of the top mid - sized BBH hostels in New Zealand. Christchurch is the gateway to the amazing South Island and we are the closest hostel to the Railway Station for the incredible Tranz - Alpine and Coastal Pacific trains. Our Suburb of Addington is the place to be with the Court Theatre, Addington Coffee Co, and Simos Moroccan Deli. Jailhouse also has FREE WIFI and FREE car parking, as well as an extensive DVD library, Netflix and Cinema room. Come and see us soon! Read more

Shared Rooms

10 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

2 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 2

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

2 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 2

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

2 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 2

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

2 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 2

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

About Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch

Stay in Jail for an unforgettable experience with Free Unlimited UltraFast WiFi! Hostelworld, Lonely Planet and Rough Guides’s top pick for Christchurch, we’ve won heaps of Awards!

You can enjoy our renovated heritage accommodation, which had a colourful history as Addington Prison.

Our clean, warm and friendly accommodation features super-comfortable beds with free towels, free WiFi, fresh linen with fully made-up beds, free off-street parking, free DVD hire, cinema room, free pool table, bicycle hire, commercially-styled guest kitchen and laundry. We offer private singles, doubles, twin bunks and also dorms, as well as some larger rooms that can be used by families or groups. If traveling with under 16s, please reserve private rooms, not shared dorms.

Christchurch is the gateway to the amazing South Island. Our suburb of Addington is a happening place to be, with awesome new places opening all the time. We are the closest hostel to the Tranzalpine train station , AMI Stadium and Horncastle Arena where many concerts and functions are held. You could walk, or it is a short bus ride to Hagley Park, Canterbury Museum andour exciting new CBD with new bars on 'The Strip', new shops and places to explore like Little High. Threre are a number of vibrant cafés and bars close by, including Pedal Pushers, Morrell and Co, renowned Simo’s Deli, Addington Coffee Co-op and Court Theatre.

We have modern facilities in our budget youth hostel; you will have secure key access to your room 24 hours a day. And of course, the jail features provide total security.

Wake up to a cup of our freshly made organic, fair-trade espresso coffee from our coffee bar.

We have a travel desk for booking all your New Zealand transport and tickets to Christchurch and South Island attractions - cheapest rates available!

Stay somewhere different!

All Credit /Debit cards are subject to bank service fees of $3.

Accommodation Information

Our clean, warm and friendly accommodation features super-comfortable beds with free towels, free WiFi, fresh linen with fully made-up beds, free off-street parking, free DVD hire, cinema room, free pool table, bicycle hire, commercially-styled guest kitchen and laundry. We offer private singles, doubles, twin bunks and also dorms, as well as some larger rooms that can be used by families or groups. If traveling with under 16s, please reserve private rooms, not shared dorms.

Location Information

From here it's an easy walk to the Railway Station (Tranzalpine, Tranzcoastal), Addington Raceway (Show week events), Hagley Park, Horncastle Arena/Westpac Arena (Concerts and Shows), AMI Stadium (Rubgy) and Tower Junction Shopping.

You can also walk or catch a bus to the Arts Centre, museums, art galleries, Cathedral Square and the city centre, the Botanical Gardens and Christchurch Hospital.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day 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.