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The Old Countryhouse Backpackers - Christchurch

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437 Gloucester St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8014  show map
 4 stars
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The Old Countryhouse Backpackers - Christchurch

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Ski facilities

Ski to door

Sports activities

Skiing

Overview

The comfortable The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel is a 4-star property set within a 25-minute walk from Christchurch Arts Centre.

Nearby points of interest include a gallery and a cathedral. Within 650 meters from the venue, Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn and Under The Red Verandah serve a wide selection of meals.

A bus stop is easily accessible.

Rooms

The property provides rooms with a mini bar, an individual safe, a dressing area, an iron with ironing board and a DVD player. The non-smoking rooms come with a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with single beds and bunk beds. Some of the rooms provide en suite bathrooms with hairdryers and towels.

Eat & Drink

This venue offers a communal kitchen for self catering purposes.

Services

Guests will benefit from airport transfer, shuttle service and laundry along with a luggage storage and a safe deposit box.

Relax

Free private parking, a sun terrace and a sauna will make a stay in Christchurch a very pleasant one.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   23.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski to door

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out until 9 am FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

437 Gloucester St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8014

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City Centre
  • Christchurch
    1.1 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Under The Red Verandah
    2100 ft
  • Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn (cuisine: International)
    2100 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    23

Rooms and availability

Budget Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Rooms are 10 square metres.

Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Linen and duvets are supplied, however towels are not provided. Towels are available from reception at an additional cost.

Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Private room with access to shared bathroom facilities. Linen and duvets are supplied, however towels are not provided. Towels are available from reception at an additional cost.

Private Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Private room with its own en suite bathroom.

Private Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Private room with its own en suite bathroom.

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • The Strip4600 ft
  • Cathedral Square5000 ft
  • City Center1.0 mi
  • SOL Square1.0 mi

Places of interest

  • Aoraki Polytechnic4000 ft
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology4600 ft
  • Avonmore Tertiary Institute5000 ft
  • Christchurch Cathedral5000 ft
  • Anzco Foods Limited / Canterbury Meat Packers Ltd1.0 mi
  • Gough Gough and Hamer Ltd1.0 mi
  • Canterbury District Health Board1.0 mi
  • Foodstuffs - South Island1.0 mi
  • Portlink Industrial Park1.0 mi
  • ASURE New Zealand Limited1.0 mi
  • LWR Industries Limited1.0 mi
  • Waterloo Business Park Christchurch1.0 mi
  • Ryman Healthcare Limited1.0 mi
  • Fulton Hogan Headquarters1.0 mi
  • Tait Electronics Limited1.0 mi
  • Anzco Foods Limited1.0 mi
  • High Court Christchurch1.0 mi
  • New Zealand Brain Research Institute1.0 mi
  • Southern Institute of Technology1.0 mi
  • House of Travel Group1.0 mi
  • Cavendish Business Park1.0 mi
  • Izone Business Park1.0 mi

Convention centers

  • Christchurch Convention Centre4600 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • The Chalice1.0 mi

Parks

  • Victoria Square1.0 mi

Theaters

  • Theatre Royal4600 ft

Local attractions

  • Twizel5000 ft
    ChristchurchNew Zealand
  • Science Alive1.0 mi
    392 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch
  • Christchurch Town Hall1.1 mi
    86 Kilmore Street Central City
  • Lake Pukaki1.0 mi
    ChristchurchNew Zealand
  • Cashel Street1.1 mi
    Cashel Street

Near the hostel

  • The Arts Centre2700 ft
    Worcester Blvd, Christchurch
  • Christchurch Tramway4700 ft
    7 Tramway Lane, Christchurch
  • Victoria Square3900 ft
    Corner of Armargh and Gloucester Streets
  • Beadz Unlimited4800 ft
    7 New Regent Street Central City

Restaurants nearby

  • Under The Red Verandah2100 ft

    Address: 502 Worcester St
    Phone: 03 381 1109

    73% likes this, based on 70 reviews
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 24

  • Beat Street Cafe2900 ft

    Address: 324 Barbadoes St

    84% likes this, based on 45 reviews
    Cuisine: Healthy

  • Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn2100 ft

    Address: 292 Kilmore St
    Phone: 03-3651523

    70% likes this, based on 65 reviews
    Cuisine: International

  • Mediterranean Food Co & Cafe3300 ft

    Address: 322 Tuam St
    Phone: (03) 379 5122

    86% likes this, based on 20 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    23
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The Old Countryhouse Backpackers Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Old Countryhouse Backpackers

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 22 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    8.8

    I felt myself at home...

    You must know before going to Christchurch: the earthquake severally destroied Christchurch downtown... That is actually closed... So the hostel is located about 30 min walking from cbd... Aos brasileiros: aconselho nao passar por Christchurch se possivel... todos os pontos turisticos da cidade ou estao fechados ou quase que abandonados...

  • Couple
    8.2

    The little houses, the price, the staff

    The noise

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Cheerful fresh painting both inside and out. Slightly quirky atmosphere and very friendly staff.

  • Single
    5.8

    The staff was helpful in attending to my problem of not being able to sleep in a room with many drinking men with strong drinking breath.

    The price quoted for the airport transfer was inaccurate. Website said it was 15 dollars but shuttle driver demanded 20 dollars

  • Single
    9.2

    very comfortable bed, very clean throughout, fanastic shower, handy to central Christchurch and local shops, bus stop across the road

    located on a busy road traffic noise between 6.30am and 10pm but didnt disturb sleep too much

  • Single
    4.2

    The garden.

    The Mattress was way too thin not enough blankets the kitchen was untidy there was no towel included with my room the iron should remain with an ironing board in the laundry $110 per night for the room is 40% too expensive vs some motel rates in christchurch

  • Couple
    8.2

    The hostel is cheap warm clean and the staff are friendly!

  • Single
    6.6

    This particular week Ch Ch accom was full, so I needed to "back packer" it,I am a business director and found the change of accom "style" to be very enjoyable with meeting lots of people and some are now freinds..being the highlight

    I feel at $110 per night I was paying a top rate, perhaps a towel in the room would have been nice. Perhaps check in staff recognize biz travelers and Waiver the key deposit thing.. Just a pain.. Perhaps the kitchen equipment could get some investment. Stove Hot rings, pots ,fry pans etc could be replaced. ( some are passed there use by date)

  • Single
    3.8

    it was ok. the hostel is making money from the earthquake. sad enough.

    if you charge more than 100 $ for a night, you should not be not around, when or if shit happens.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Staff are excellent: very friendly and helpful. Facilities are good, clean, and complete. Location is convenient, transport is easy. Thoroughly recommend - and I'LL BE BACK!!

    I had to leave at the end of my journey!

  • Single
    7.0

    It was clean and the grounds were well maintained.

    It was a bit noisy at night, people drinking on the verandahs until 3am, also it was a bit expensive, my room had a bed and that was it, for the same money I stayed at The Gateway Motel in Picton and had t.v, ensuite, clean towels, toiletries and a kitchen. I know ones in the city and ones not, but.....

  • Single
    7.0

    it was a nice place to stay with comfortable beds and nice showers. would stay there again.

  • Single
    8.2

    Very efficient and helpful staff, use of the spa and sauna, attending to my needs quickly and promptly, meeting different people from all over the world.

    My second night in a shared room with 4 males who were very noisy I didn't get any sleep a party that went all night, however the staff were very accommodating and apologetic moving mw too a more appropriate room.

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    The hotel closed during lunch time (pm1:00~3:00) , so we couldn't get inside until pm3:00. The worst thing is that when the staff unclocked the door , she didn't go out to ask us come in and that made us confused. We don't know she's opened the door,so we waited for another while....That made me uncomfortable.

  • Couple
    9.2

    Really enjoyed our stay at old country house. Thought the staff were excellent, very helpful with everything. Booked our train for us to Wellington and when we had arrived after a 54 hour journey from England they very great and got our room cleaned first and checked in early. Nice comfy hostel, free wifi, big kitchens. Bit quiet but so is all of Christchurch at the moment. Would defo stay here again and highly recommend

How to reach hostel

hostel The Old Countryhouse Backpackers - Christchurch Christchurch location
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Hostel Address:

437 Gloucester St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8014

Get directions
City Centre
  • Christchurch
    1.1 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Under The Red Verandah
    2100 ft
  • Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn (cuisine: International)
    2100 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    23