Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

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Overview of Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

2.0 star property
Historic hostel within easy reach of Hagley Park

8,6/10 Fabulous

241 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
The price is R855
Price available on 2022/10/26
338 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch, 8024
Main amenities
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Computer station
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free self parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Addington

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 13 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 17 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 19 min walk
  • Rangiora Station - 31 min drive

About this property

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

Historic hostel in the heart of Addington
Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel provides amenities like a coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hostel include:
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage, smoke-free premises, and free newspapers
  • Tour/ticket assistance and a computer station
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value, helpful staff, and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel offer amenities such as free WiFi.



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/140°F or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 34 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Skiing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1874
  • Picnic area


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 25.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


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.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

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 accepts major credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

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.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
As of 26 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel on 26 October 2022 start from R855, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like skiing. Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel also has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Addington Coffee Co-Op (3-min walk), Simo's Mosaic (4-min walk), and Pepper Bridge (4-min walk).
What's the area around Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel like?
Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel is a short 8-minute walk from Hagley Park and 12 minutes' walk from AMI Stadium. Travelers say the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Neat hostel.
The hostel was super neat! We stayed in a double bunk room, the beds are very short, so if you’re tall and don’t love sleeping in the fetal position, you might want to check out other options. The bathrooms/shower room was kept up and clean. Location is great, and very walkable to good cafes/restaurants /bars. You’ll have to pay extra for shower towels.
Sarah, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

it was fun to stay in a jail
astrid, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Such a novelty would totally recommend
Rachael, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

My first experience in jail
1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

gillian, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Loved the experience of staying in a prison cell
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

un and educational experience
My son and I stayed together. We had a great time. Feels safe and is also an historical education.
Helen, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

stay elsewhere.
WiFi does not work outside common areas. This is just laziness as it would not be hard to put repeaters in the rooms. Kitchen is small and cramped. A lot of questionable people hanging around this hostel at all hours of the day with lots of people drunk and high. With stories of a massive fight from a few nights prior. The simple fact that their smoking area is where you have to walk through to get into the hostel is unacceptable when most places are completely smoke free. In times like these go spend your money elsewhere in accommodation that will actually appreciate your stay.
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Kathi, 2-night trip
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