A good hostel for backpackers, couples, and small groups of friends.
Dorm Bed from $544.55
Private Room from
437 Gloucester Street,
The Old Countryhouse is another popular backpacker hostel in Christchurch. The hostel has been around for years and has a reputation as a reliable and comfortable place to stay. There is even a free sauna and spa pool on-site where you can relax after a busy day exploring the area.
The hostel has a nice garden area where you can enjoy a walk between the different colonial villas. The villas are furnished with native timber furniture and they have been fully restored to have a lot of character but also offer any modern conveniences that you might need. The hostel has full central heating during the winter months. There's also free wi-fi access available. There is a shared kitchen, television lounge, and a separate reading lounge if you want a little peace and quiet. Off street parking is available for guests who have cars.
The hostel is located on the eastern side of Christchurch. You can walk to the city in about fifteen minutes and its close to many great local shops and restaurants. There's also a supermarket nearby if you hope to prepare some of your own meals. It's also easy to catch public buses to local beaches, major shopping malls, and the airport.
This hostel has twin, double, and three bed private rooms available. There are also four, five, six, seven, and eight bed dorms to choose from.