Stay in Jail for an unforgettable experience with Free Unlimited UltraFast WiFi and free parking! Hostelworld, Lonely Planet and Rough Guides top pick for Christchurch, we have won heaps of Awards!
We operate with contactless self check-in, simply check your emails on arrival morning to get your 'Goki' lock access Pin codes to the building and your room. We welcome late night arrivals - just use your access Pins - too easy!
You can enjoy our renovated heritage accommodation, which had a colourful history as Addington Prison.
Our clean, warm and friendly accommodation features super-comfortable beds with free parking, free WiFi, fresh linen with fully made-up beds, free off-street parking, free DVD hire, cinema room, free pool table, bicycle hire, commercially-styled guest kitchen and laundry. We offer private singles, doubles, twin bunks and also dorms, as well as some larger rooms that can be used by families or groups. If traveling with under 16s, please reserve private rooms, not shared dorms.
Christchurch is the gateway to the amazing South Island. Our suburb of Addington is a happening place to be, with awesome new places opening all the time. We are the closest hostel to the Tranzalpine train station , Orangetheory Stadium and Horncastle Arena where many concerts and functions are held. You could walk, or it is a short bus ride to Hagley Park, Canterbury Museum andour exciting new CBD with new bars on 'The Strip', new shops and places to explore like Little High. There are a number of vibrant cafes and bars close by, including Pedal Pushers, Morrell and Co, renowned Simo's Deli, Addington Coffee Co-op and Court Theatre.
We have modern facilities in our budget youth hostel; you will have secure digital Pin access to your room 24 hours a day. And of course, the jail features provide total security.
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Credit or Debit card payments only, payment will be taken prior to arrival.
Your credit card will be charged prior to your arrival with the card used to make this booking. The booking will be cancelled should the card not be valid. Refunds due to early cancellation will be subject to an administration fee. If arriving after midnight, please ensure you have booked for the correct date (the date prior to midnight). We prefer you book a Private Room for late arrivals so you don't disturb other Dorm Guests. Your credit card will be held securely and may be charged for 'no shows', cancellations within cancellation policy, or for wilful damage, theft, additional cleaning, smoking/vaping inside, inappropriate behavior or breaching terms