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We appreciate your time is just as valuable as ours. To save your time, we have listed the most commonly asked questions below. It may only take you a few moments to scan through them and most likely you will find the information you are looking for now, and, it will save you hours or even overnight to wait for us to answer your question.

Alternatively, and also for instant help, you may phone us between 9am and 8pm daily.

Do you have a bed/room available on ‘my’ date and what is the cost per night?

To make a booking or check availabilities and prices, please phone us during office hours between 9am and 8pm or use the Book Now button below. Both methods provide instant confirmation of a booking for your chosen dates.

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For group bookings for more than 6 guests please only use our Group Booking Form

How do I get to The Old Countryhouse?

Please click here to find out how to get here from the airport, the train station and the city centre.

How do I book accommodation?

Either book by phone or online by clicking here.

Do you have vacancies on … ?

Please click here to check available rooms.

Do you provide a shuttle to/from the airport?

We can book a shuttle bus to/from the airport for you. Click here to book the shuttle or view your transport options to/from the airport.

Do you provide a shuttle to/from the train station?

Click here to view your transport options to/from the train station.

Do you know of any cheap car or camper van hire company?

Yes, we personally know most rental car operators in Christchurch.  We can help you find a good deal to hire a car or camper van and make the experience nice and easy for you.  We will phone around the operators to obtain the best possible price for you plus with many hire companies we can organize a FREE pick up from our hostel.In our experience we often hear from our guests that they appreciated our help getting a good deal on their rental vehicle and they often comment that we have helped them save time and money. Please click here to obtain a FREE quote.

Do you provide bedding?

Yes, we do provide full bedding.  Towels are provided for all private rooms or are available for hire for a small cost.

How far are you from the city centre?

We are only 1500 meters from Cathedral Square and there is a bus stop just outside the hostel.

How far are you from the Intercity Bus Depot?

We are only 1500 meters from the new Intercity Bus Depot in Armagh Street and this is an easy walk through our flat suburban streets.

Car Parking? Bicycle Parking?

Cars: Yes, there is off street parking plus lots of FREE on street parking.

Bicycles: Yes, we have a bicycle parking area inside the property grounds where you can leave and lock up your bicycle.

Arriving outside our reception hours?

We are pleased we can arrange a late check in for guests with bookings into PRIVATE ROOMS ONLY and arriving at night time.

Do you have Internet/WiFi?

Yes, we have three computers with internet for guest use for a small cost.  Guests with their own laptop may use our free and unlimited WiFi with coverage throughout the whole hostel.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

All cancellations or changes to the booking must be received by us by email before 7pm at least 2 full days prior to your arrival date (NZ local time).   We will confirm the receipt of your cancellation or change of booking by return email (during our reception hours).  But, if we do not hear from you and you do not arrive, then we will charge your credit card with the full amount for your booking.

Christmas Bookings

We have a minimum stay period over Christmas and your booking MUST include the three nights of 24, 25 and 26 December.  During this time of the year, any cancellations must be received by email ONE WEEK PRIOR TO your arrival. Cancellations within one week and failure to arrive will be charged at 100% of your booking.

New Year

We have a minimum stay period over New Year and your booking MUST include the three nights of 30 and 31 December and 1 January.  During this time of the year, any cancellations must be received by email ONE WEEK PRIOR TO your arrival. Cancellations within one week and failure to arrive will be charged at 100% of your booking.

We do understand that sometimes you may wish or need to change your plans.

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Street address: 437 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

When calling from New Zealand

03 381 5504

…or from outside New Zealand

+64 3 381 5504

…or send us an Email

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