BREAKING NEWS: Free UNLIMITED WiFi - ULTRA-FAST FIBRE BROADBAND (no limits!). Netflix available in our TV room!
We have been voted Top Backpacker Hostel in Oceania once again by Hostelworld guests this year, as well as being consistently highly recommended in Lonely Planet and Rough Guides.
Our renovated heritage accommodation has had a very fascinating history as the Addington Prison from 1874 to 1999, and since opening as a backpackers hostel in 2006 our amazing accommodation has become renowned as a must-stay on the backpacker circuit.
Our suburb of Addington has become an entertainment hub with awesome new cafés and bars having recently opened, as well as being very close to the Railway Station, Orangetheory Stadium, Horncastle Arena, Court Theatre, Addington Raceway, Tower Junction and Hagley Park.
The Jailhouse has rooms available to suit everyone and we welcome children, youth and adults of all ages to experience our special budget accommodation.
Our hostel is clean, warm and friendly with super-comfortable inner-sprung beds.
Visit one of our great local Christchurch cafés. Fantastic $12 breakfasts available at Coffee Culture 50m away. Free WiFi. Netflix now available in our cinema room!