Christchurch Accommodation

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

Please contact us directly for a limited number of amazing weekly deals. SPECIAL STUDENT RATES AVAILABLE for SINGLE ROOMS.


Backpacker Dorm

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

Rates: From $23, BBH from $20

Backpacker Dorm

Twin Bunk (BASIC TWIN)

Twin bunk room (basic twin), shared facilities.

Rates: From $58, BBH from $50

Twin Bunk


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

Rates: from $68, BBH from $60

Twin beds in a room


Single bed, shared facilities.

Rates: From $48, BBH from $44
STUDENT Rates from $185  (please phone or email direct)

Single room


Double bed, shared facilities, TV with DVD player.

Rates: From $58, BBH from $50

Double room with TV

Family Room

Adjoining Double/Twin for 4 guests or 6-person dorm, shared facilities.

Rates: From $120

Family Room


  • Internet and WiFi - Free Unlimited and Ultrafast - that's right - NO LIMITS and HIGH FIBRE SPEED!
  • Netflix in 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
  • Pool table and dart board
  • TV lounge
  • Guest laundry with washing machines and dryers (coin-operated)
  • NZ Historic Places Trust Listed Heritage Building
  • Recycling and commitment to sustainable tourism, commitment to Global Tourism Plastics Initiative.
  • 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
  • $12 breakfast menu at Coffee Culture 50m away - includes great options like Waffles, Porridge and more
  • Desks in single rooms, ideal for Students

For group rates please email our hostel directly for availability.

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 (please ask at reception) and warm winter-weight duvets.

Arrivals outside of Reception Hours: Due to Covid we may not always have someone to greet you, however all bookings including late night arrivals are welcome. 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. Other arrivals when reception is closed will find detailed instructions waiting for you. Your credit card will be charged prior to your arrival with the card used to make the booking. The booking will be cancelled should the card not be valid. Refunds due to early cancellation will be subject to an administration fee.

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 are used to CHARGE ALL CARDS IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVAL, 'no shows', cancellations within cancellation policy, or for wilful damage, theft, additional cleaning, smoking/vaping 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 arrive for the first night, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and no refunds for any nights 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 will be pre-charged full payment on the credit card used to make the booking.

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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6 March 2021: We are currently in Covid Alert Level 1. Appropriate hygiene measures are in place, including charging cards contactlessly prior to arrival and contactless check-in. For all our daily rates we offer flexible date changes. STUDENT RATES AVAILABLE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.


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

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