338 Lincoln Road , Christchurch , CANTERBURY 8001 , New Zealand View hotel location on the map
Have your own Prison Break! Closest backpacker hostel to the Railway Station for Tranzalpine and Tranzscenic journeys. Top pick for Christchurch for Lonely Planet and Rough Guide 2008! We welcome you to stay in our fantastic restored heritage accommodation. The most recently opened youth hostel in Christchurch, our building has had a colourful history as the former Addington Prison, and is a captivating, relaxing and fun place to stay!
Winner of top-rated backpacker youth hostel awards.
Stay somewhere different! Offering you modern facilities in our budget youth hostel, you will have secure key access to your room 24 hours. Jail features provide total security. You will not find a cleaner place to stay.
We offer over 30 private rooms available as singles, doubles, twin bunks and dorms as well as some larger rooms that can be used by families or groups. Families very welcome.
Fully equipped new guest kitchen, wake up with great freshly made organic, fair-trade espresso coffee available from our coffee bar. Bicycle hire, Wifi available, Free DVD hire, TV and DVD in doubles, towels and linen provided with fully made-up beds.
We are located near to Hagley Park, Tranzalpine train (free shuttle TO the station available) and the CBS CANTERBURY (formerly Westpac) Arena where many concerts and functions are held. You could walk, or it is a short bus ride to the centre of town. Free vehicle parking is available too.
Travel desk for booking all your New Zealand transport as well as Christchurch and South Island attractions - cheapest rates available!
** Please note: Reception closes at 9.00pm. If arriving after hours please contact the property prior to arrival for late check in instructions. **
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 10:00 am
Wireless Broadband internet and Broadband terminals
From AIRPORT: We recommend taking Super Shuttle directly to door. There are many shuttle and taxi options or bus to city and refer below instructions.
BUS: Take #7 or #77 from central city Colombo St, by Cathedral Square (opposite Ballantynes Dept Store and by STA Travel), 8 minute ride to Lincoln Rd, get off at yellow 'Tony's Tyre Service'building and we are there.
TRAIN: Walking (we are 1200 metres from Railway Station), turn left into Whiteleigh Ave and turn left at lights into Lincoln Rd. We are 500m on right hand side behind yellow 'Tony's Tyre Service' building.
DRIVING: 500m off Moorhouse Ave at Hagley Park end, or from Southern Arterial Motorway follow Addington signs.
WALKING from central city (not recommended if carrying a lot of luggage)- from Botanical Gardens/Art centre/Museum part of town, past Christchurch Hospital, down Hagley Ave alongside Hagley Park to Lincoln Rd, find us on left hand side behind yellow 'Tony's Tyre Service' building
Free off-street parking