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Hotel Description

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel puts you in the center of Christchurch, 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Christchurch Casino and 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Christchurch Public Hospital. Highlights at this ski hostel include free self parking, a spa tub, and a sauna.

All 20 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and safes. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and stovetops.

This Colonial hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a terrace. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and ski storage. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this Linwood hostel, you'll be 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Christchurch Botanic Gardens and 3.2 km (2 mi) from Hagley Park.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$69* Per night/room 30 Nov. - 1 Dec.

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

4 Bed FEMALE ONLY Dorm

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel

Everyone (1)
5 out of 5

Comfortable and friendly hostel

We enjoyed our stay there. Twenty minute walk from the city which we enjoyed

Posted by , from Oz on 26 Feb. 2017

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About the The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel

Location 437 Gloucester St, Christchurch, 8011

Property Features

Relax in the spa tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a sauna. Getting to the slopes is a breeze with the hostel's ski shuttle (surcharge). WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel was completed in January 2018. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial Christchurch hostel.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Lockers available

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) (12.1 km / 7.5 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (6 km / 3.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle within 30 kilometers, beach shuttle, and ski shuttle available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel offers 20 accommodations with safes. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 4:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts AliPay for all bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking, and for all purchases made on site, including incidentals.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 4:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 29.00 per person (one way)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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