Christchurch Accommodation

See our reasonable rates, we promise you a memorable stay! Please book online using our secure online booking system.

Backpacker Dorm

Backpackers dorm beds, shared facilities. 6-bed and 10-bed mixed options.

Rates: From $29 - $35, BBH from $25

Backpacker Dorm

Twin Bunk (BASIC TWIN)

Twin bunk room (basic twin), shared facilities.

Rates: From $69 - $80, BBH from $61

Twin Bunk


Twin side-by-side beds (standard twin), shared facilities, TV with DVD player.

Rates: from $69 - 80, BBH from $61

Twin beds in a room


Single bed, shared facilities.

Rates: From $54 - 79, BBH from $50

Single room


Double bed, shared facilities, TV with DVD player.

Rates: From $69 - 80, BBH from $61

Double room with TV

Family Room

Up to 6 persons, shared facilities.

Rates: From $175

Family Room


  • Internet and WiFi - Free Unlimited and Ultrafast - that's right - NO LIMITS and HIGH FIBRE SPEED!
  • Netflix in cinema room and TV lounge
  • Free off-street parking (subject to availability)
  • Free same-day storage facilities available.
  • Longer-term storage available in $2 lockers
  • Bike storage
  • Fully made-up beds with quality inner-sprung mattresses
  • Historical display rooms
  • Gothic-revival style architecture, great hostel atmosphere
  • Bike hire
  • Pool table and dart board
  • TV lounge
  • Cinema projector room
  • Guest laundry with washing machines and dryers (coin-operated)
  • NZ Historic Places Trust Listed Heritage Building
  • Recycling and commitment to sustainable tourism
  • NZ fire-approved alarms and sprinklers in every room
  • Commercially-styled kitchen — best you will find at any hostel
  • Jail features make Jailhouse the safest and most secure hostel in Christchurch
  • Closest hostel to Christchurch Railway Station for TranzAlpine and Transcenic journeys
  • Bus and shuttle services including Christchurch Airport and other NZ cities, can be booked at our Jailhouse Travel Desk
  • Jailhouse espresso coffee bar — great Christchurch Jailbreak coffee by 'Addington Coffee Co', fair-trade and organic coffee

For group rates please email our hostel directly for availability.

A limited number of weekly rates may be available, please enquire directly.

Budget Backpacker Hostel (BBH) Club Cardholders pay the Club Cardholder rates. BBH cards can be purchased from our friendly hostel reception staff.

All beds are fully made-up with fresh linen, towels and warm winter-weight duvets.

Late arrivals welcome: We welcome late night arrivals, and if arriving after 9pm we will send you late arrival instructions once you have made a confirmed booking online with a late estimated time of arrival. Please contact us if you haven't received these. Late arrival guests should consider booking private rooms to reduce inconvenience to other guests in dorms. Your credit card may be charged prior to your arrival with the card used to make this booking. The booking will be cancelled should the card not be valid. Refunds due to early cancellation will be subject to an administration fee.

2-night minimum stay may apply over peak periods.

Please do not use secure online bookings for winter specials, families or groups — phone us on 03 982 7777 (International +64 3 982 7777) or freephone 0800 524 546, or email Jailhouse Accommodation directly, special conditions, rates and cancellation policies apply. Groups of over 10 pax have 30 day cancellation policy. Children under 16 years are not permitted in shared dorms.

We will respond to any email inquiries as soon as possible, however bookings are not confirmed until credit card details are received.

Terms and Conditions

Credit card details are stored securely and used only for 'no shows', cancellations within 2 days of the booking arrival, lost keys, or for wilful damage, theft, additional cleaning, smoking inside, inappropriate behavior or breaching terms (refer to us for group and special event booking terms).

A $3.00 charge applies for all Credit Card Bookings.

If you book for consecutive nights and fail to turn up for the first night,  we reserve the right to cancel your booking and no refunds will apply.

Inmates using facilities prior to check-in time of 2pm or after check-out time of 10am may incur additional charges.

Number of guests in your room is not to exceed the number made in the booking or additional charges will be made.

No responsibility is taken for guests personal property left on the premises.

Written cancellation by email is required.

Refunds for pre-payments made by credit cards will be subject to an administration fee.  Guests given late arrival information will be pre-charged full payment on the credit card used to make the booking.

Any free nights or specials booked online, will not be refunded the deposit portion.

Max 14 nights in Dorm beds, please contact us directly for longer stays or they may not be accepted.

Photo ID required for all guests.

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338 Lincoln Road
(0800 524 546)
+64 3 982 7777

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