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Dorset House hostel backpacker accommodation will re-open on 05 March 2012, having been fully repaired, renovated and re-decorated.
Dorset House is a perfectly located boutique backpackers hostel in a historic 1871 home. It is situated in a lovely quiet garden setting and is right next to leafy Hagley Park.
Built in 1871 as the home for a wealthy timber merchant, Dorset House has a fascinating history and it blends character charm with modern facilities.
As always there is plenty of light and space, no bunk beds, and every bed is fully made.
Dorset House offers FREE WiFi internet if you have your own laptop (just ask reception for an access code).
You will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, including the assistance of our helpful staff. Minx the cat will be asleep on her chair too.
We endeavour to make your stay easy for you. Some of Dorset House's great facilities include:
24-hour late check-in available on request (please contact us for the door code)
Free luggage storage
Purpose-built cycle storage
FREE WiFi access
Full kitchen, laundry and guest lounge facilities
Travel desk service
Guest computers which have printing, SKYPE, USB ports and CD burning functions
Cable TV (including sports and movie channels)
Pool table – challenge your friends
Breakfast packs available to purchase at reception
Book exchange, stereo, boardgames
Dorset House is ideally located on the northern end of the central city:
30 seconds walk to leafy, green Hagley Park
8 minutes walk along the park to the Canterbury Museum & Botanic Gardens
3 minutes walk to the Christchurch Festival and Events Village
15 minutes walk to the new Cashel St shopping precinct for souvenirs and gifts
There's a great pizza restaurant and an Indian Curry restaurant at the end of our street (1 minute walk)
Enjoy quirky shops on Victoria St. Vic's Cafe is famous (have an iced chocolate!) and we can see it from our front door
Enjoy evening dining in the Merivale shopping and restaurant area (supermarket, restaurants, bars, pubs) –20 minutes walk.
It's easy to get around:
The Airport bus is a 2 minute walk away.
Public buses will take you all over the city and you can catch them within a 5 minute walk.
Intercity bus depot is nearby (7 minute walk) for your national bus connections.
Christchurch is recovering and there's still plenty to do in the Garden City. We'd love to have to you stay at Dorset House.
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