Dorset House Backpackers

Dorset House Backpackers 1 Dorset Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch view on map
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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.

There is plenty of light and space, no bunk beds, and every bed is fully made.

Dorset House offers FREE unlimited WiFi access throughout the hostel.

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 unlimited WiFi access
Free off-street car-parking
Full kitchen, laundry and guest lounge facilities
Travel desk service
Freeview TV
Pool table – challenge your friends
Breakfast packs available to purchase at reception
Book exchange and stereo

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
20 minutes walk to the RE:start mall shopping precinct for souvenirs and gifts
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 a short bus ride away, with buses leaving from around the corner (or alternatively about a 25 minute walk) for your national bus connections.

Reception is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Please contact us if you are arriving late to receive the door code (also in your confirmation email).

  • Gold Property 2015
  • Check-in Time: 2:00pm
  • Check-out Time 10:00am
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothesline
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • DVD Player
  • Eftpos
  • Fax
  • Free parking
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Off street
  • Photocopier
  • Pool Table
  • Shower Facilities
  • Store
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Travel Desk
  • TV Room
  • Unlimited free wifi
  • Washing machine and dryer
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  • We find the hostel is nice and friendly. We liked the garden. 4
    KENT RASMUSSEN - Feb 6, 2016 (Stayed Jan 2016) Travelbug verified review
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  • Very nice place to stay. Friendly social environment, clean. Electric blankets!. 5
    Yuhan Wei - Dec 7, 2015 (Stayed Nov 2015) Travelbug verified review
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  • I liked the atmosphere. The staff was friendly and helpful. 4
    ELIZABETE PETERSONS - May 13, 2015 (Stayed May 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can come back and stay with us. Dorset House.
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  • Great backpackers, good facilities, a place with a bit of character. Thanks for the stay. 5
    STEPHEN WOOD - Apr 8, 2015 (Stayed Mar 2015) Travelbug verified review
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  • Great place to stay, plenty of space, everything clean and tidy, staff very helpful. Will stay next time in christchurch. 5
    MIKE SHARP - Feb 25, 2015 (Stayed Feb 2015) Travelbug verified review
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  • We loved it. 6 of us stayed in adjoining rooms, across the hall from the bathrooms. Lovely kitchen facilities and lounge. Slept really well. We were only 5 minutes walk from the venue of christmas in the park which is the reason the were in christchurch. . 5
    SUE LEOV - Dec 5, 2014 (Stayed Nov 2014) Travelbug verified review
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  • I had the double room during a very cold weekend. Staff were helpful in providing an extra duvet given the one in the room was pretty bare. Room was clean and the tv worked fine. Plug in the bathroom would have been helpful. 5
    WREN GREEN - Jul 27, 2014 (Stayed Jul 2014) Travelbug verified review
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  • Lovely old character home. Room was small but fine for one person and telly was huge. Lounge and kitchen facilities were great (although the oven wasn't working at the time i stayed). The staff were great and very friendly and hospitable. I was in christchurch for a conference and would come and stay again next time i am in christchurch. 5
    SUSAN HAYWORTH - May 4, 2014 (Stayed Apr 2014) Travelbug verified review
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  • Enjoyed our stay. Great location, friendly service. Cute apartment. Jeannie McCook Feb 2011 5
    JEANNIE MCCOOK - Feb 18, 2011 (Stayed Feb 2011) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks so much, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best with your travels, we'd love to see you again sometime, Best regards Angela Dorset House & Dorset Apartments
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