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The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel

Ski hostel with ski shuttle, near Christchurch Casino

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
A$80

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437 Gloucester St, Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand
9.2.Superb.
  • Everything you need in a hostel: laundry, living space, bathrooms were clean, kitchen was…

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • I had a good stay at the hostel and it had a nice atmosphere. Thank you Steph for the…

    Jun. 3, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 20 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Spa tub
  • Ski storage
  • Sauna
  • Airport shuttle

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Linwood
  • Christchurch Casino - 28 min walk
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 37 min walk
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 38 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 39 min walk
  • Wilding Park - 15 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 6-8 Bed Dorm
  • 4-5 Bed Dorm
  • Double Room
  • Double Ensuite
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room
  • Single Ensuite
  • Triple Ensuite
  • Twin Ensuite
  • Single Room
  • 4 Bed FEMALE ONLY Dorm

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Linwood
  • Christchurch Casino - 28 min walk
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 37 min walk
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 38 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 39 min walk
  • Wilding Park - 15 min walk
  • Cardboard Cathedral - 16 min walk
  • Margaret Mahy Playground - 17 min walk
  • Bealey Avenue - 19 min walk
  • Cathedral Square - 20 min walk
  • New Regent Street - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 22 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 19 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 26 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)
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437 Gloucester St, Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 20 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Portable shower seat

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel
  • The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel Christchurch
  • Old Countryhouse Backpacker Christchurch

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 29.00 per person (one way)

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and ski shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, cash, and mobile payments.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Under the Red Verandah (10-min walk), Little Poms (11-min walk), and Pomeroy's (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 29.00 per person one way.
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (3-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback riding. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking, ecotours, and segway rentals. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a sauna and a picnic area. The Old Countryhouse Backpacker Hostel also has a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Homey Stay

    This hostel is very quiet and homey, which is exactly what I was hoping for. A friend had recommended it, and I wasn’t very satisfied with the place over four nights. I think my only recommendation to them would be to continually add hand soap in the bathrooms!

    4 night trip, Feb. 20, 2019

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, very walkable! Three long blocks from the center of Christchurch and less than a km from the Richmond CBD. Shared bathrooms are clean, facility has steam heat that worked well. WiFi is sketchy at best. TVs in common area, not in rooms. Staff is completely awesome with a great sense of humor. Make sure to get a receipt for your unannounced $20 room key deposit, per key! Good value, enjoy your stay,

    P, 1 night trip, Nov. 8, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Great location. Friendly hostess. Vriendelijk ontvangst

    1 night trip, Sep. 21, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Jane, 4 night trip, Jun. 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    5 night trip, Feb. 28, 2019

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