Dorset House Backpackers - Christchurch

1 Dorset St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8144show map
Check rooms and rates
exclusive online offers!
Check-in
Select date
Check-out
Select date
Rooms and Guests
0Guests / room
Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  89 reviews
Overview

Dorset House Backpackers Hostel in Christchurch City-Centre district provides free private parking and a storage room. The well-maintained hostel serves as an example of Victorian architecture in Christchurch.

Guests may find Hagley Park within 1350 meters of the property, while Avon River is 1100 meters away. The venue is set next to a bus stop and just 200 meters from Strawberry Fare and The Coffee Club where guests can dine.

15 minutes' walk to Christchurch Art Gallery train station.

Rooms

Standard Double Room, Small Double Room, Single Room and Apartment are fitted with heating, a TV, a dressing room, a personal computer and a mirror as well as beds with electric blankets and linens. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with queen size beds, single beds and bunk beds. Some hostel rooms offer shared bathrooms equipped with hairdryers and towels.

Eat & Drink

The large lounge bar features free Wi-Fi and a pool table. The property is appointed with a shared kitchen.

Services

Dorset House Backpackers Hostel offers airport transfer, ironing service and ironing.

Relax

Ski facilities include a ski storage room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   15.

+ More- Less
Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports activities

Billiard tables

Facilities for kids

DVDs/ Videos for children

Board games

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
+ More- Less
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
+ More- Less
+ More- Less

Rooms and availability

+ More- Less
Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Abacus Institute of StudiesAbacus Institute of Studies2300 ft
Christchurch City CouncilChristchurch City Council3300 ft
Christchurch District CourtChristchurch District Court3300 ft
Victoria StreetVictoria Street400 ft
Canterbury MuseumCanterbury Museum2700 ft
Hagley ParkHagley Park2700 ft
Victoria SquareVictoria Square3000 ft
Botanical GardensBotanical Gardens3000 ft
Christchurch Art GalleryChristchurch Art Gallery2700 ft
Bridge of Remembrance Bridge of Remembrance 4200 ftCashel Street Central City
+ More- Less
Spagalimis Pizza RestaurantSpagalimis Pizza Restaurant500 ft155 Victoria St
Vic's Cafe & BakeVic's Cafe & Bake500 ft132 Victoria St
King of SnakeKing of Snake600 ft145 Victoria Street
The Coffee ClubThe Coffee Club500 ft149 Victoria St
Saggio di vinoSaggio di vino600 ftCarlton Butchery Building
+ More- Less
Waterloo Business Park ChristchurchWaterloo Business Park Christchurch4000 ft
ASURE New Zealand LimitedASURE New Zealand Limited4000 ft
Foodstuffs - South IslandFoodstuffs - South Island4000 ft
AMI Insurance LtdAMI Insurance Ltd4000 ft
Ryman Healthcare LimitedRyman Healthcare Limited4000 ft
Cashel Street Shopping AreaCashel Street Shopping Area4300 ft
Re:STARTRe:START4300 ft
AMI StadiumAMI Stadium1.8 mi
CBS Canterbury ArenaCBS Canterbury Arena2.0 mi
International Antarctic CenterInternational Antarctic Center4.7 mi38 Orchard Rd, Christchurch
Christchurch GondolaChristchurch Gondola5.5 mi10 Bridlepath Road, Christchurch
+ More- Less
Getting around
Airports
+ More- Less
Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  89  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    Stayed at the Dorset Apartments. Really quaint building and a lovely little apartment. Very well equipped generally. Liked the location and the cuteness of the apartment.

    Nothing really - would have appreciated a hair dryer.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Excellent location and facilities. The kitchen is large and super clean. Reception staff welcoming. Building secure and well appointed. Good mix of laid back residents, not a party house but lots of very interesting and experienced travellers including families. A good place to start from, to pick up tips about where to go, how to buy a car, how to deal with working visas etc. Nice parkside location but location shops are pricey - use the free yellow bus to buy your groceries.

    Some reviewers have complained about the out of hours check in system but I found it very simple and secure. You will receive an email with door codes and instructions, this is all you need to access the hostel out of hours. So, no negatives at all really!

  • 6.2
    Good

    Well stocked self-contained apartment. The spices and seasoning provided very helpful for simple cooking.

    Rooms are a bit cold as the heaters provided are quite small and takes a while to heat up the rooms. Car parking area and access are rather narrow making parking a challenge.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    No bunk beds. Large sitting room with pool billiards. Car park. Free WiFi (50 MB a day). Clean.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Its an easy walk to the city centre, very clean and tidy, friendly hospitality and service.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    very clean and nice place

    quiet even with kids during night

  • 8.4
    Superb

    A clean kitchen and share bathrooms. There are a heater in the room, and a bus station to airport and IC pick up station near the hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    I did not intend to share rooms (I´m 53 years old), and went for my doughter´s birthday in Queenstown..but they found jobs in Christchurch..so I booked here..and really was lovely..a nice restaurante a block away..the staff really understood I was on my own..and told me were to go...and checked me and my daughter on a really nice trip for the day to Akaroa...thanks..

    Well...the price was ok..but I did not want a mix bedroom...but that was the only left..and a little bit hot for me..the rest, perfect

  • 6.2
    Good

    Ease of booking online

    Impersonal nature of the setup Not enough interaction with staff running the backpackers

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Really comfortable bed and cosy electric blanket. Lovely homelike atmosphere and a great lounge room. The location is great.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The individual single beds and the bathrooms are nice and clean. I like the fact that the bathrooms are common but still provide the privacy of individual usage. Angela from Dorset House was really helpful and provided excellence assistance to my trip before and during my stay in Dorset.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We enjoyed the stay at Dorset because it was close to the city, quiet, felt like a home and I really liked the photos on the walls, gave a feeling of a country home.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The facility is excellent with fully- equipped & clean kitchen, snooker table, balcony for hang out, private car- park. Overall the cleanliness is well- upkeep with sufficient of heater for winter, highly recommended for budget traveller !

    Should hav a closet to hang clothes which we face the difficulties to hang our clothes

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Hotel Staff helpful,nice room and bathroom

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Was very friendly atmosphere

    Think i got ripped off with free wi-fi, got vouchers but did not use it all..shouldn't advertise free wi-fi and when you get there it is limited..and even then you dont get to use what was allocated to you...very disapponting in that sense.

+ More- Less
Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  89 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
+ More- Less
+ More- Less
Getting around
Airports
+ More- Less
Check rooms and rates
exclusive online offers!
Check-in
Select date
Check-out
Select date
Rooms and Guests
0Guests / room