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We have just won the coveted FEB 2013 HOSCAR for TOP HOSTEL IN OCEANIA, based on guest reviews!
For reservations please use secure online booking above, or phone us on 03 9827777 or freephone 0800 524546, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christchurch is the Gateway to the amazing South Island. Our backpacker accommodation is the Top Pick in Christchurch in Lonely Planet's current 15th NZ edition, click here to download their latest free Christchurch guide, kindly released early
Welcome to the best budget backpacker accommodation in Christchurch! Our newly renovated heritage backpacker accommodation with a colourful history - the former Addington Prison in lovely Christchurch, New Zealand. Since opening in 2006, our amazing Christchurch Accommodation has become renowned as a fascinating and award-winning backpackers hostel.
Our suburb of Addington has become an entertainment hub with awesome new places having recently opened. Try out the Addington Coffee Co, the Court Theatre, Simo's Morroccan Deli, Pedal Pusher Bar, Bean Scene and Cargo Bar and Dux Live Music Venue.
The Jailhouse has single, double, twin bunk, dorm and family rooms available in our backpacker hostel. We welcome people of all ages children, youth, and adults young and old to experience our special budget accommodation. WiFi and Free Parking. Late arrivals welcome: If arriving after 9pm we will send you late arrival instructions once you have made a confirmed booking online.
The Jailhouse backpackers hostel is clean, warm and friendly with super-comfortable beds, close to top Christchurch attractions. We are the closest budget accommodation to the Christchurch Railway Station (free shuttle to the Station), CBS Arena, AMI Stadium home of the Crusaders Rugby Team and venue for All Black Test Rugby, and Addington Raceway for the famous Christchurch Show Week events.
Drop-off and Pick-up point for Backpacker buses: Magic, Kiwi Experience and Stray buses. Pickups for some Atomic Shuttle services.
Visit the Jailhouse Hostel Travel Desk to book all your Christchurch and New Zealand transport and adventure activities including rental cars, campervans, Magic, Kiwi Experience, Stray and other great backpacker deals.
Enjoy a coffee at our own Jailhouse espresso coffee bar or visit one of our great local Christchurch cafes.
Award winning Backpackers Accommodation in Christchurch
- 'Author's Pick' Accommodation in Christchurch in Lonely Planet again in 2010 and 'Special Recommendation' in Rough Guide.
- Voted best mid-sized Budget Backpacker Hostel (BBH) Youth Hostel 2007, 2008 and 2009 in New Zealand.
- Awarded Hostelworld Number 1 Hostel in Oceania at Dublin awards Feb 2013, Number 2 Backpacker Hostel in Oceania 2007 and Number 2 in New Zealand 2008 and Number 1 Backpackers in Oceania 2009.
- Voted Hostel Bookers number 1 for 'Atmosphere' Backpacker Hostel worldwide Feb and Nov 2008.
- Budget Backpacker Hostel (BBH) member discounts apply.