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The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel

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437 Gloucester St, Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand

Ski hostel with ski shuttle, near Christchurch Casino
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Everything you need in a hostel: laundry, living space, bathrooms were clean, kitchen was…Feb 17, 2020
  • I had a good stay at the hostel and it had a nice atmosphere. Thank you Steph for the…Jun 3, 2019

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel

from ZAR 1,108
  • 6-8 Bed Dorm
  • 4-5 Bed Dorm
  • Double Room
  • Double Ensuite
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room
  • Single Ensuite
  • Triple Ensuite
  • Twin Ensuite
  • Single Room
  • 4 Bed FEMALE ONLY Dorm

What’s around The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel

Landmarks

  • In Linwood
  • Christchurch Casino - 28 min walk
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 37 min walk
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 38 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 39 min walk
  • Wilding Park - 15 min walk
  • Cardboard Cathedral - 16 min walk
  • Margaret Mahy Playground - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 24 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 13 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 26 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 20 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 4:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Offsite

  • Area shuttle within 30 kilometers*

  • Beach shuttle*

  • Ski shuttle*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Portable shower seat
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel
  • The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Christchurch

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, cash, and mobile payments.

Optional extras

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

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 29.00 per person (one way)

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and ski shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel

  • Does The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel?
    You can check in from 1:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Under the Red Verandah (10-min walk), Little Poms (11-min walk), and Pomeroy's (11-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 29.00 per person one way.
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (3-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback riding. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking, ecotours, and segway rentals. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a sauna and a picnic area. The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel also has a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,6 From 8 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Homey Stay
This hostel is very quiet and homey, which is exactly what I was hoping for. A friend had recommended it, and I wasn’t very satisfied with the place over four nights. I think my only recommendation to them would be to continually add hand soap in the bathrooms!
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great location, very walkable! Three long blocks from the center of Christchurch and less than a km from the Richmond CBD. Shared bathrooms are clean, facility has steam heat that worked well. WiFi is sketchy at best. TVs in common area, not in rooms. Staff is completely awesome with a great sense of humor. Make sure to get a receipt for your unannounced $20 room key deposit, per key! Good value, enjoy your stay,
P, us1 night trip
Fair 4,0
From a great place to a not-so-great experience :(
First time in Christchurch for a dance event. Impressive set-up & perfect large groups wanting a house exclusively. I noticed my key was missing at 3am when I arrived back. There was no number to call so I waited in the cold until someone else arrived. By chance a staff member walked past. I explained I couldn't get into my room. I showed her where it was but said I thought it was room 10 house 1. She went upstairs to wake the night manager. She came back & said that there was no spare key and that she couldn't help me. I said it's 3am & freezing. She said she had the pin code to get into the house only. I didn't want to sleep on the floor or tiny couch so I said I'd uber back to the venue to look for it. She didn't leave me a number to call to get me back in or another room to sleep or any other solutions. She just walked away and left me there. This is not how you treat visitors/guests. I returned to the venue but didn't find the key. As I couldn't get back into the hostel, one of the event organisers kindly arranged for me to stay with her staff. The key was found. The fob was clearly marked no. 10 but the tag said room 6 which I didn't see. Turns out they did have a spare key. No apology. No compensation. Nothing. Just said the staff member was new and maybe didn't know procedure Beyond disappointed, angry & sad that a place that deals almost only with travellers would leave someone in the cold, between 3-5 degrees, in the middle of the night without helping.
au1 night trip
Good 6,0
Great location. Friendly hostess. Vriendelijk ontvangst
be1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Jane, nz4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
jp5 night trip

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel