The Old Countryhouse Backpackers

Top Rated & renowned for its cleanliness and friendly staff since 2001. We pride ourselves in offering a little more than the 'usual' hostel including free unlimited WiFi, complimentary Spa and Sauna Sanctuary and free parking.

Per night
$23 - $144

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Stay at the Old Countryhouse and escape the hustle from the moment you step through the garden gate.

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One of Christchurch's favourite backpacker hostels for 18 years. We invite you to take a walk along our garden path to one of our charming colonial villas with polished wooden floors and hand-made native timber furniture.

Choose from our comfortable double, twin, single or dorm rooms, some with private bathrooms. Central heating keeps you toasty warm during the winter months. Bedroom linen is provided. Our reception desk provides a full travel service.

The Old Countryhouse is well-equipped, with spacious kitchens, comfortable lounges, central heating, free unlimited Wi-Fi, a touch of luxury with our Free Spa Pool & Sauna and much more!


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Physical address

The Old Countryhouse Backpackers, 437 Gloucester Street, Linwood, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury, 8014, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am - 8pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Children Welcome
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Safety Deposit Box at Reception
  • Spa Pool
  • Disabled Access
Proximity to airport:
20 minutes by taxi or shuttle from the airport. Shuttles can be organised in advance.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Intercity Coaches stop at main bus exchange, yellow line bus will take 5 minutes, 5 minutes by car, 20 minute walk from us.
Proximity to town:
15-20 minutes walk from the central city. Local bus stops right outside our front door.
Number of rooms:

Pricing and Conditions

  High season Low season
  (Nov - Apr) (May - Oct)
Per night $33.00 - $144.00 $23.00 - $138.00
Other charges:
Towel hire, $2 per towel. Credit card or AMEX fee may apply.

Language support

  Written Spoken
French YES YES
German YES YES
Slovenian YES YES

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