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The Old Countryhouse*

437 Gloucester Street,  Linwood, Christchurch, 8011

03 381 5504

Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday: 9.00am - 8.00pm

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Welcome to The Old Countryhouse

Backpackers / Hostel - Christchurch

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Originally from Europe, we fell in love with Christchurch after travelling the world for four and a half years. Having stayed at literally hundreds of backpackers hostels, we knew what independent travellers wanted when on the road. Surely this would be the perfect qualification for creating one of New Zealand’s best travellers’ hostels? Introducing The Old Countryhouse, Christchurch - we've turned our dream into a reality and love to share it with guests from across the globe.

The Old Countryhouse consists of three separate villas, and has an inviting, relaxed atmosphere, bright clean dorms, a reading lounge, a spa pool and sauna and a lovely garden with native ferns and lavender. 

Our Facilities include:
  • Fully insulated and gas central heating
  • Bold decor and comfortable stylish furniture
  • Plenty of showers with self-contained toilets
  • Large, well ventilated and lit kitchens with lots of cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, bench space, fridge/freezer space and large inviting country-style dining room tables
  • Fully equipped guest laundry including washing machines and clothes dryers
  • Ultra Fast FREE & UNLIMITED WiFi with coverage in all rooms.
  • Outdoor Spa and Sauna Sanctuary.
  • Organic herb garden to garnish and season your meal, fresh lemons from tree all-year round
  • Inviting wide verandas, gardens, lawns and patio area with outdoor seating
  • Guest telephone with free calling within Christchurch or to 0800 numbers
  • Book exchange
  • Games and puzzles
  • DVD and CD player
  • Guitars
  • FREE entertainment Nights
  • Towel hire
  • New Zealand Guide books (pro-travelled and used)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot water bottles, extra duvets and pillows
  • Alarm clocks

Our friendly staff members are always keen to help out. They will go the extra mile for you if you want to book activities, rental cars, want to know your way around the city or the South Island, or simply just need a bit of travel advice.

The Old Countryhouse is approximately a 15 minute walk away from the city centre or you can take the scenic route along the riverbank and it's a 20 minute stroll. If you don't want to go that far,we have local shops and restaurants right next door that include a supermarket, the best butcher in Christchurch (no joke), a Post Shop, Subway restaurant, Fish'n Chips, etc. Two of our favourite Cafe's are just a short walk away as is our favourite pub.

Buses to local beaches, all major shopping malls and the city leave directly from our doorstep. The Old Countryhouse is easily accessible from the Christchurch International Airport and only only 1500 metres from the Public Bus Interchange and Intercity Bus Depot.

So what are you waiting for, call us - Ph 03 381 5504  or  click here on our "Booking Button" and make a booking today. We look forward to welcoming you to The Old Countryhouse backpackers in the not too distant future and showing you what the ultimate backpackers hostel really looks like.


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