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Room type

Twin Bunk, Shared Bathroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Twin Room, Multiple Beds

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

10 - Bed Mixed Dorm

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Christchurch hostel in Addington, near Canterbury Museum

At Jailhouse Accommodation you'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Canterbury Museum and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Riccarton House.

This historic hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, free wired Internet in public areas, and a computer station. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 3.5-star Addington hostel, attractions include International Antarctic Centre and Lyttelton Harbour.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a coffee shop/café. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This historic hostel also offers tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 34 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Picnic area 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 1874 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Hair dryer (on request) 

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service dogs are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

24-hour check-in

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. To obtain additional information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 20 per person (roundtrip)
  • Deposit: NZD 25.00 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

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. Alcohol is not served at this property.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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