The Old Countryhouse, Hostel in Christchurch

437, Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

About The Old Countryhouse

Our hostel has charmed many travellers throughout the years; Some say it's the spa and sauna sanctuary, some say it's the sunny gardens, some say it's our well-equipped kitchens, some just love getting the dog love from Max and some say it's the homely atmosphere. Everybody has their own reason to come back,and to make themselves at home here at The Old Countryhouse. We love hear all of your wonderful travelling stories, you are welcome to stop by reception for some travel tips or a chat.

Owners Gerti and Andy, a lovely travelling couple, decided to settle down in Christchurch 18 years ago to offer their fellow travellers the hostel they thought New Zealand was missing: A comfortable and homely place to stay with friendly staff members and relaxed atmosphere!

Accommodation info

Check-infrom 13:00 to 20:00
Check-outbefore 10:00
CurfewNo curfew
Room lockoutNo lockout
Receptionfrom 9 to 20

Room types

The Old Countryhouse Backpackers caters for up to 78 people in three different villas. We offer bigger and smaller dorms all equipped with bunk beds, which are larger and more stable than your average hostel bunk! We offer different types of private rooms, from single room to family rooms, some with Ensuite as well, to suit everybody's needs. All beds come with linen included.

Location and surroundings

A little out of the city centre and in a quieter neighbourhood, the Old Countryhouse still has all the necessary facilities at walking distance. Just across the street, you will find a small supermarket, a few take-away restaurants, the post office and some ATM's. We are also at a short walking distance of our favourite pubs and cafes, and a few restaurants as well. Getting to the city centre is a 1500m walk with many main attractions on the way.

Services and facilities

You will find at our hostel all the basic facilities and so much more! Come and relax in our Spa and Sauna Sanctuary or meander down our sunny garden paths full of native plants. The Old Countryhouse is a bit like a retreat in the middle of the city, for people to relax after a big day of hiking and get ready for the next adventure! We offer free unlimited WiFi, three fully equipped kitchens, an outdoor BBQ area and two game and Internet lounges and heaps of love from our dog Max!

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Important to know

Animals policyAnimals NOT accepted
Children policyAll children older than 14 years are welcome.
Private rooms age restrictionat least 14 years old
Dorms age restrictionat least 14 years old
Smoking policyAll rooms are non smoking, smoking allowed only on dedicated areas
Wheelchair accessNo wheelchair access

Terms and conditions

Cancellation policyFree cancellation at least 24 hours before arrival date, first night of stay fee for late cancellation or no show
Accepted PaymentsThe property accepts the following credit card brands for balance payments: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, American Express
TaxesTaxes included