Jailhouse Accommodation

This Heritage Building has been accommodating people for over 100 years. This important example of Gothic Revival architecture was built in 1874. Over the year’s the building has been used as a jail, women’s prison and military camp. It now is Jailhouse Accommodation offering a budget backpackers close to the Railway Station, Riccarton/Westfield Mall and Hagley Park. From dorm beds to family rooms Jailhouse can cater to everyone’s needs.The Jailhouse accommodation has had a very fascinating history as Addington prison from 1874 to 1999, and since opening as a backpackers hostel in 2006 our amazing accommodation has become reowned as a must-stay on the backpacker circuit.

The suburb of Addington has become an entertainment hub with awesome new cafes and bars having recently opened, as well as being very close to the Railway Station, AMI Stadium, Horncastle Arena, Addington Raceway and  Hagley Park.

The Jailhouse has rooms available to suit everyone and we welcome children, youth and adults of all ages to experience the special budget accommodation.


  • Free Parking
  • Free shuttle to the railway station and casino
  • Free pool table & BBQ
  • Wifi high speed internet
  • Travel desk
  • Theatre/Cinema Room
  • Sunny Courtyard
  • Drop-off and pick up for some atomic shuttle services
  • Netflix available in the TV room

Friendly jail wardens at your service, come and feel the history!

Bookings are essential during Summer Season Nov- March 

Contact The Team At Greymouth i-SITE

Email: info@westcoasttravel.co.nz

Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH

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