Captivating Christchurch!

Hidden Qualities! –     Upon arrival to CHCH! I had Preconceptions about how the city would look, as do most people upon arrival to a new city! But even more so with Christchurch following the devastation of the 2011 earthquake. At first glance my...
Travelling with Online Travel Agencies

Travelling with Online Travel Agencies

Online travel agencies… The words that make hostel managers like us cringe a little. When a guest tells us they extended their stay online, or they booked their whole trip through one agency we try to hide the shock by politely encouraging them to next time extend...
Christchurch – Our Beautiful City

Christchurch – Our Beautiful City

Check out our first promotional video of Christchurch! This video is created to promote the city and the surrounding areas in order to show why we love Christchurch because we think more people should visit this amazing city. The video shows the best aspects of...
Yoga poses for after a Hike!

Yoga poses for after a Hike!

After a good sleep at The Old Country house you are ready to hit one of the great tracks nearby. Perhaps you can choose one of many tracks along the Port Hills and hike anywhere between 1.5 hours and 4 days. After a big day of tramping you may feel a bit stiff in your...
Hello from the old Countryhouse

Hello from the old Countryhouse

Welcome to The Old Countryhouse we are a hostel in Christchurch who knows and loves New Zealand. We have seen travelers come and go through our doors over the last 18 years, many with stories both good and bad of their experiences in New Zealand. Our team is filled...