The Old Countryhouse Backpackers - Christchurch

ex. the old countryhouse backpacker hostel

437 Gloucester St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8014show map
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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
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Ski facilities

Ski to door

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing

Services

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

Spa & Leisure

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

Room features

  • Heating
  • Terrace

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 13:00-20:00FREECheck-out09:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Under The Red VerandahUnder The Red Verandah2100 ft502 Worcester St
Pomeroy's Old Brewery InnPomeroy's Old Brewery Inn2100 ft292 Kilmore St
Beat Street CafeBeat Street Cafe2900 ft324 Barbadoes St
Mediterranean Food Co & CafeMediterranean Food Co & Cafe3300 ft322 Tuam St
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Cashel Street Shopping AreaCashel Street Shopping Area1.1 mi
Victoria StreetVictoria Street1.4 mi
AMI StadiumAMI Stadium2.7 mi
CBS Canterbury ArenaCBS Canterbury Arena2.9 mi
Canterbury MuseumCanterbury Museum1.4 mi
Victoria SquareVictoria Square1.0 mi
Botanical GardensBotanical Gardens1.7 mi
Hagley ParkHagley Park1.8 mi
Christchurch Art GalleryChristchurch Art Gallery1.2 mi
Bridge of Remembrance Bridge of Remembrance 1.2 miCashel Street Central City
Christchurch GondolaChristchurch Gondola4.1 mi10 Bridlepath Road, Christchurch
International Antarctic CenterInternational Antarctic Center6.2 mi38 Orchard Rd, Christchurch
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  22  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    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...

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The little houses, the price, the staff

    The noise

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

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

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

  • 6.6
    Good

    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)

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.....

  • 7.0
    Very good

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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

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Check-infrom 13:00-20:00FREECheck-out09:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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