The Old Countryhouse
Address437 Gloucester Street ChristchurchSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
Spread between three separate villas, 2km east of Cathedral Sq, this chilled-out hostel has handmade wooden furniture, a reading lounge and a lovely garden with native ferns and lavender. A spa pool and sauna heat things up.
Our independent authors have visited The Old Countryhouse and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Christchurch.
Description provided by property
Welcome to the Old Countryhouse, one of Christchurch's favourite backpacker accommodation hostels for 16 years offering FREE unlimited WiFi, so you can stay in touch with family and friends as well as our FREE sauna and spa pool, so you can re-charge your energies for your next adventure.
FREE UNLIMITED WIFI. We invite you to take a walk along our garden path to one of our charming colonial villas with polished wooden floors and hand-made native timber furniture. All our villas have been fully restored and have everything to make your stay with us a memorable one. They are set among landscaped gardens, and have electronic secure access.
Some of the CBD is still closed but the best parts of Christchurch are open and definitely worth a visit. Make sure you see reception for information and bookings on all the best attractions and activities in and around Christchurch. Ask for our Walking Rally taking you through the new and funky places that have popped up all over the city as well as the city sights.
Max, our puppy, has just turned two, he now is a big fellow, still keen to play and just loves big cuddles. We will post an updated photo of him shortly.
Full central heating to keep warm during those cold winter months, Doubles & Twins (with and without private bathrooms) & spacious Dorms - all with firm beds for a good nights sleep. Triple rooms have one double and one single bed. All private rooms have fully made up beds. All bedding is included free of charge in both private rooms and dorms.
Well-equipped kitchens with everything you need to cook up a storm. TV lounge and a separate reading lounge to chill out & other home comforts such as laundry, guest telephone & Internet, off street parking.
WiFi internet is available in all bedrooms and public areas.
Our spacious garden is landscaped with lots of native plants, fern trees and palm trees and is a wonderful space to relax. Plenty of outdoor seating invites you to sit back and relax with a good book, plan your next adventure, or enjoy a conversation with friends and a glass of wine.
The Old Countryhouse is located on the eastern side of central Christchurch. We have the best of both worlds: close enough to the city to walk easily within 15 minutes, yet right next to local shops and restaurants. There is a supermarket, the best butcher in Christchurch, post office, Subway restaurant, Fish'n Chips, etc. conveniently located just across the road. Two of our favourite Cafe's are just a short 5-10 minute walk as it our favourite pub.
Buses to local beaches, all major shopping malls and city leave directly from our doorstep. Easily accessible from the airport and only 1500 metres from the Intercity Bus Depot.
We are friendly people and keen travellers ourselves. We are looking forward to meeting you and can help with your travel questions and bookings - we have heaps of local knowledge too.
The Old Countryhouse is a great choice for your stay in Christchurch.
We look forward to meeting you!
Services & facilities
- Hot Tub
- Bicycle Parking
- Free Parking
- Bicycle Hire
- Board games
- Book Exchange
- Common Room
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Washing machine
- Outdoor Terrace
- 24 Hour Security
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Luggage Storage
- Airport Transfers
- Shuttle Bus
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Free WiFi
- Internet Access
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