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    Jailhouse Accommodation

    338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
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    11/06/2017 12/06/2017
    1 room
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          US$48
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          Overview
          • Excellent42%
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          • Average9%
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          “old jail” (34 reviews)
          “tv room” (32 reviews)
          “jail cell” (15 reviews)
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          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Kitchenette
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          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          Of course there is the novelty factor that this building once was and currently very much still looks like a jailhouse. It's actually quite amazing how they have transformed this space into a light and welcoming hostel whilst still having it look exactly like the...More

          Thank mazmataz
          Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

          Cool location. Clean comfy and fun. My recommendation for a good time in Christchurch. And free wifi with a really good connection! Common area is separated from the sleeping area so everyone gets a good night sleep while there is still possibility to sit together...More

          Thank lou-ann1309
          Response from jailnz, Owner at Jailhouse Accommodation

          Hi, thanks very much for your great review, and we are very happy you recommend us for a great time in Christchurch! Glad you got a great sleep.

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          We had two rooms for two separate nights while travelling through Christchurch as a family group from other activities and found the Jailhouse a good base. The location is good with high quality restaurants and cafes on the road outside. Staff were friendly and helpful.

          Thank PaulJMont
          Response from jailnz, Owner at Jailhouse Accommodation

          Fantastic to read your review. Yes we do cater to family groups well and all ages love the experience. Glad you found the great local cafes etc.

          Reviewed 22 April 2017

          This one a fun hostel to experience. It's not a party hostel, but more of a cool experience as well as pleasant place to stay. The prison cell rooms are comfortable enough, the showers, bathrooms and kitchen are all nice and clean. Also the staff...More

          Thank Suzyp00zy
          Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

          This is hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed at for the price. It is an old jail that has been converted, so it has a funky atmosphere. It is clean, comfortable and has the nicest staff. The kitchen is a bit small...More

          Thank Wendy K
          Response from jailnz, Owner at Jailhouse Accommodation

          Thanks so much for staying with us and rating us your best hostel ever! Awesome!

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          • US$20 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 38
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          • Christchurch
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          linnyc1981
          Is this appropriate for a family to stay for the night - 4 beds in one room? We have young children under 7?
          2 April 2017|
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          Response from stravel250 | Reviewed this property |
          It's quite tight-packed but really fun! If you're happy all being close together and they have rooms for 4 people then go for it for the experience!
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          2 persons arriving at Airport 5:35am from oversea, planning to stay 2 nights (Oct 9 and 10) for TranzApine trip. Can I request early checkin? Is there a bus to CBD? What is the difference between Basic and Standard twin private?
          24 July 2016|
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          Flitz8
          Hello,what is the best way to get to town ?By bus or by foot ?where can we get bus tickets and see the timetables ?what is price bus ride to town and back ?
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          Room Tips
          "Check out other options before you book here........"
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          "Any would have been fine however maybe the left side has better views"
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          "Beds were comfy!!!!"
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          "come experience sleeping in a cell but pay with a price."
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