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Jailhouse Accommodation

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  • Excellent45%
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  • Average8%
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this venue before and after a conference I was attending. It was fascinating to see what was once a prison had been renovated and done up to make it a cost effective hostel. i found it a comfortable warm and hospitable place. The...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An authentic stay in an old prison! For travellers who like 'something different' instead of regular hostels. They kept some of the prison cells in their original state but the rest is restored perfectly. You sleep in your own cell with good beds. The only...More

Thank JikkeR_K
Response from jailnz, Owner at Jailhouse AccommodationResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review. All of the cells except one do not share a main door and so with the thick concrete walls between cells you do not hear your neighbours. We do have one adjoining double/twin cell which is primarily booked for families,...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

We was sold this hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of our trip as a unique experience. Unique is definately the word. If your backpacking it would be fine however for a couple travelling it isnt what i requested. The rooms are obviously a...More

Thank Tasha T
Response from jailnz, Owner at Jailhouse AccommodationResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thanks for your review. I'm unsure how you made your booking but it seems that a Travel Agent unfortunately did not book you a Double Room. Our staff will definitely reserve you a Taxi if they can, however for your convenience and to save...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018

If you love making a memory in you accommodations, this is your place. We stayed our only night in Christchurch here and enjoyed the unique memories it created. The rooms are not large, but big enough to dump your stuff. The shared bathroom was clean...More

Thank AdventuresInAviators
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We stayed here for one night before flying home and we wished we could have stayed longer! The hostel is nice and clean and the service of the ‘wardens’ was great too. Ideal location right near a bus stop and close walk to the Botanic...More

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Free Internet
Free Parking
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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
US$21 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$21 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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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"low level room for Wheelchair access and with kids to avoid Big long stairs :)"
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"Rooms range in size, some dormitories. All well set back from road so quiet."
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"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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