New Zealand Backpackers

Jailhouse Accommodation

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Closest hostel to the Railway Station for Tranzalpine and Tranzscenic journeys. We welcome you to stay in our fantastic restored heritage accommodation. Our building has had a colourful history as the former Addington Prison, and is a captivating, relaxing and fun place to stay!

Stay somewhere different! Offering you modern facilities in our budget hotel, you will have secure key access to your room 24 hours. You will not find a cleaner place to stay.

We offer over 30 private rooms available as singles, doubles or twin bunks as well as some larger rooms that can be used by families or groups.

Fully equipped new guest kitchen, wake up with great espresso coffee available from our coffee bar.

We are located close to Hagley Park, Tranzalpine train (free shuttle TO the station available) and the Westpac Centre where many concerts and functions are held. You could walk, or it is a short bus ride to the centre of town. Free vehicle parking is available too.

Bookings from groups or for functions are also welcomed.