437 Gloucester Street , Christchurch , CANTERBURY 8011 , New Zealand View hotel location on the map
Stay at the Old Countryhouse and escape the hustle from the moment you step through the garden gate.
One of Christchurch's favourite backpacker hostels for 13 years. We invite you to take a walk along our garden path to one of our charming 19th century colonial villas with polished wooden floors and hand-made native timber furniture. All our villas have been fully restored and have everything to make your stay with us a memorable one. They are set among landscaped gardens, and have electronic secure access.
Choose from our comfortable double, twin, single or dorm rooms, some with ensuite bathrooms. Full European-style central heating in every room keeps you toasty warm during the winter months. Bedroom linen is provided. Groups are welcome and whole villas can be hired for private use.
The Old Countryhouse is well-equipped, with farmhouse style kitchens, warm guest lounge rooms, WiFi internet throughout, free off-street parking. Our staff are experienced in tourism, just ask at reception for tour and travel bookings and assistance.
The Old Countryhouse is situated in a very convenient location on the eastern side of the central city. Easy transport links from the airport, direct buses to the Riccarton shopping district as well as to local beaches leave right from our doorstep. We can organise 24-hour discount shuttle services from reception. There are a range of shops, restaurants and take-aways within 3 minutes walk, as well as a small supermarket 2 minutes away.
**NO earthquake damage! We are fully open.**
We'd love to have you stay!
RECEPTION HOURS: 9am to 6pm
Late check-in can be arranged for bookings for PRIVATE ROOMS ONLY. YOU MUST EMAIL US DIRECTLY PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL if your require a Late Check-In as we are unable to accommodate your request otherwise. Sorry, NO REFUNDS are given for bookings into Dorm Rooms with arrivals outside our reception hours.
We have a minimum stay period over Christmas and your booking MUST include the three nights of 24, 25 and 26 December otherwise your booking will not be accepted.
We have a minimum stay period over New Year and your booking MUST include the three nights of 30 and 31 December and 1 January otherwise your booking will not be accepted.
Check in from: 3:00 pm
Check out by: 10:00 am
WiFi is available throughout, and coin-operated internet computers are available for guest use. Printing services are available through reception (charge applies per page).
1500 metres to/from Cathedral Square:
437 Gloucester Street
Airport: Take either a shuttle bus or taxi from the outside of the arrival terminal. Or - catch the number 3 bus to the Bus Terminal. Change to the number 21 bus heading to Ferrymead. Ask the driver to let you off at the corner of Stanmore Road and Gloucester St.
Train: Take either a shuttle bus or taxi from the outside the train station.
Bus: Bus No. 83 'Burwood' and 21 'Mt. Pleasant' stop outside the property, ask the driver to let you off at the corner of Stanmore Road and Gloucester St.
Free on-site carparking is available. Street parking is also available.