When we renovated the villas at The Old Countryhouse hostel in Christchurch we paid great attention to the feel and flow of the place and incorporated a lot of extra facilities for your enjoyment.


The character and sense of space of traditional villas have been retained but we have also included modern style and comforts such as:

  • Full insulation with European-style gas central heating
  • Bold decor and comfortable stylish furniture
  • Plenty of showers with self-contained toilets for added privacy
  • 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
  • Guest computers with Internet access in private areas and UNLIMITED FREE WIFI coverage in all rooms

We even provide a few luxuries:

  • Peaceful rejuvenation in our outdoor and smoke free Spa and Sauna setting
  • 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
  • A plentiful supply of  clean tea towels
  • Towel hooks
  • Plus lots more!

What You Won’t Find at The Old Countryhouse:

  • Bedrooms without windows
  • Timers on the showers
  • Mismatched furniture
  • Beige paint
  • Industrial carpet and lighting
  • Wobbly bunk beds
  • Flowery bedspreads

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