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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 weeks with my fiancé and it was just an amazing chilled out place (most nights) with an added bonus of a hot tub and sauna to use FOR FREE! Not come across that at all anywhere. Impressively clean too in all places and the beds are some of the comfiest I've come across in any hostel.... More 

Thank Metallimaniac
Remuera, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in a small dorm and loved it. This hostel is impeccable clean and all the staff is really nice and friendly. They helped me organise my trip through NZ and all the recommendations turned out well (though I didn't get to do them all). I especially loved the garden. The weather was beautiful on my stay... More 

Thank Wendy G
Mysuru (Mysore), India
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

I stayed in The Old Countryhouse twice while in Christchurch. A really pleasant experience from the start with exceptional service from all the staff. On my second trip when arriving after hours I had from them an email with clear instructions as to how to find my bed. They also helped me with finding my way in and around Christchurch... More 

Thank prraj
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2013

The family room at this hostel were simple and small, but very clean. The service and namely the friendlyness of the team make this hostel a very nice place to stay over a few days as we did. We will certainly come back. Very good value for an affordable price.

Thank Matthias L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights last month.I got a 4 shared room, quite small.Clean bathroom and kitchen. It's close to supermarket, fish n chips place, and Subway. The only thing I don't like about this hostel is it is too far from main road.Its about 3km away from Intercity bus stop at Bealey Avenue

Thank prue w
TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thankyou for your review of our hostel. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and all of our facilities. We are sorry that our location is not ideal, however intercity terminal has since changed its location and is now at the main bus station. Easily accessed from the public bus service that ges straight past our... More 

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2013

This is definitely one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. It is well organised, clean and with lots of personal touches, one of them being lovely big Max, the resident dog. The large garden and the carpark is a real bonus for a city location and the spa and sauna is definitely and extra treat.

1 Thank Christine H
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I only stayed here for 1 night before my ridiculously early flight back to Sydney (6:00!) So I chose a single room to get a proper sleep. So bear in mind that I wasn't at the hostel that long. But my impressions where that it was pretty crowded. In the little house at the bank they somehow fit 8-10 rooms.... More 

Thank Dutchcookie
TheOldCountryhouse, Manager at The Old Countryhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thankyou for your review of our hostel. We are sorry that noise was an issue during your stay with us, we do ask guests to be considerate of their fellow guests however we unfortunately can never guarentee this. The credit card surcharge is identified in our confirmation emails and our $20 key deposit is important for us considering... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We loved this place when we came here 7 years ago. It was a fantastic hostel back then but they now have taken backpacking to a whole new level. The gardens are nicely established, and they have added a spa area with a sauna and spa pool, what a treat in a hostel. Everything is well maintained, the kitchen and... More 

Thank Finn M
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Very helpful, very clean and quiet. Also, very informative with suggestions about where to go and how to get there. The shower in our rooms (we stayed 2 different times, 2 different rooms). were very clean, great water pressure and temperature for the shower. Also a nice clean laundry room and the dryers actually get the clothes dry. :)

Thank Shelah M
Mossman, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I just love this place. superfriendly staff, they really care about the place nd ther customers, not too far from town. It is cute, clean and has a lovely atmosphere. If you are thinking of staying, I would highly recommend to book as it fills up very quicky.

Thank vanessa b

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Well loved,upmarket and Multi Award Winning Backpackers Hostel in Christchurch. We welcome guests from all over the world since 1998. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Countryhouse

Address: 437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $40 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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