Free Stuff

at the Old Country House

Created by travellers for travellers, at The Old Countryhouse in Christchurch we offer lots of free extras you won’t find at your average travellers’ hostel such as:


  • Unlimited free Wifi in every room
  • Book exchange
  • Games and puzzles
  • DVD and CD player
  • Guitars
  • FREE entertainment Nights, not regularly held but usually planned about 1 week ahead and usually happening about 2-3 times per month
    It’s advertised on our Facebook page.

At minimal cost for your convenience we also provide:

  • Guest washing machines
  • Guest dryers
  • Guest computers in private areas
  • Towel hire
  • New Zealand Guide books (pro-travelled and used)


  • Fresh herbs from our organic garden
  • Fresh lemons from our trees
  • Herbs & spices for cooking
  • Tea and coffee


  • Luggage storage
  • Car and bicycle parking
  • Security safe
  • Guest mail keeping service


  • Travel tips
  • Guide to buying, selling and insuring your car
  • Notice boards
  • Christchurch cycling maps
  • Christchurch walking maps


  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing line
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Alarm clocks
  • Extra duvets
  • Extra pillows
  • Guest telephone with free calling within Christchurch and all 0800 numbers

Travel Information

If you are interested activities in the Christchurch and South Island regions please mention this when you arrive and we’ll provide you with the necessary information.

  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Whale watching
  • Rafting
  • Lord of the Rings tours
  • Fiordland cruises
  • Sky diving
  • And much more … we have done most of it and can share our experiences with you before you book.


We provide a free travel booking service and can often arrange free pickups from the hostel when you book your rental car, camper van, bus transport and activities through us! To obtain a quote for a rental car or camper van please click on the button below.

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