Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

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Overview of Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

2.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
338 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch, 8024

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHagley Park8 min walk
  • Popular LocationHorncastle Arena14 min walk
  • Popular LocationChristchurch Public Hospital19 min walk
  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)13 min drive

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About this area


Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel is located in Addington, a neighbourhood in Christchurch, and is in the entertainment district and near a train station. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Canterbury Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Hagley Park and Hagley Cricket Oval. Looking to enjoy an event or a match? See what's going on at AMI Stadium or Addington Raceway. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing.

What's nearby

  • The Court Theatre - 3 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 8 min walk
  • AMI Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 14 min walk
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 19 min walk
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 13 min drive


  • KUMO Japanese Cuisine - 2 min walk
  • Addington Coffee Co-Op - 3 min walk
  • Simo's Mosaic - 4 min walk
  • Pepper Bridge - 4 min walk
  • Maxine's Palace - 5 min walk

About this property

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

Historic Christchurch hostel in Addington, near Hagley Park
A coffee shop/cafe, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a computer station, free newspapers and tour/ticket assistance.
Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel offers 34 shared accommodations with blackout curtains. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/cafe

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 1:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and smart lock details; access will be through a private entrance
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Private entrance, smart lock


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 25.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 20 per person
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 20
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of NZD 3

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a security system
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property requires advance payment for late arrivals for bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Alcohol is not served at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Jailhouse Accommodation
Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch
Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel
Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel Christchurch
Jailhouse Hotel Christchurch
Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel Christchurch
Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 110 out of 239 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 107 out of 239 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 19 out of 239 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 239 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 239 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
it was fun to stay in a jail
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Such a novelty would totally recommend
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The Jailhouse Accommodation/Hostel was a cool and interesting experience. The concept and prison type architecture is very original as far as hotel accommodations go. There was no one at the reception desk when we arrived after 6:00 pm. But, we were able to check ourselves in via the ipad they had at the reception desk. The rooms are clean and very simple (no frills). The rooms have the original bars on the windows and a heavy metal entrance door. I liked the combination lock to enter. I felt a bit more safe. There was a sign on the door that warned guests not to let nonguests in and the sign also had a picture of a young male to be aware of. You share showers and toilets/restrooms with the other guests (like living in a dorm). I am assuming the toilets and sinks are original. There is a large kitchen to cook and a laundry room. It was very quiet in the common areas. The surrounding area was not close to the city center and definitely not posh. Great prices if you just need a place to get some sleep and get to say you stayed in a former prison. It wasn't very crowded when we stayed-- mostly young single people, who seemed to be staying for longer periods. Jailhouse Accommodations only had a few parking spaces in their lot. We were lucky to get a parking space. Overall, it was an interesting and unique experience.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My first experience in jail
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021