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Dorset House Backpackers - Christchurch

1 Dorset St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8144  show map
 4 stars
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Dorset House Backpackers - Christchurch

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Sports activities

Billiard tables

Facilities for kids

DVDs/ Videos for children

Board games

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.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machines

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
  • Dressing area

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
There are no cots provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

hostel Dorset House Backpackers - Christchurch Christchurch location
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Hostel Address:

1 Dorset St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8144

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Airports
Restaurants
  • Spagalimis Pizza Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
    500 ft
  • Vic's Cafe & Bake
    500 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    15

Rooms and availability

Dorset House Backpackers photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

A double room has a queen double bed fitted with sheets and duvets, bedside tables with lamps and a full length mirror. Additional heating facilities are provided during winter months including blankets, heaters and electric blankets. All double rooms are located within 5 metres of a bathroom.

Dorset House Backpackers photos Room
Twin Room
  • Room size:

    120 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

A twin room has two separate beds fitted with sheets and duvets, bedside tables with lamps and a full length mirror. Additional heating facilities are provided during winter months including blankets and heaters. All twin rooms are located within 3 metres of a bathroom.

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Single Room
  • Room size:

    65 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

A private room with one bed fitted with sheets and duvets, a bedside table with lamp and a mirror. Additional heating facilities are provided during winter months including blankets and heaters. All single rooms are located within 5 metres of a bathroom.

Dorset House Backpackers photos Room
Single Bed Co-Ed 5 Bed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Mixed-gender room with a maximum of 4 or 5 single beds. Each bed is fitted with sheets and a duvet and has a bedside table with lamp. Additional heating facilities are provided during winter months including blankets and heaters. All share rooms are located within 10 metres of a bathroom.

Dorset House Backpackers photos Room
Small Double Room
  • Room size:

    80 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Rooms are 7 square metres.

Single Bed 7-Bed Co-Ed Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Media:TV

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Local attractions

  • International Antarctic Center4.7 mi
    38 Orchard Rd, Christchurch
  • Christchurch Gondola5.5 mi
    10 Bridlepath Road, Christchurch

Near the hostel

  • Bridge of Remembrance 4200 ft
    Cashel Street Central City

    Restaurants nearby

    • Spagalimis Pizza Restaurant500 ft

      Address: 155 Victoria St
      Phone: 0800 113 113

      62% likes this, based on 81 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: USD 9 - USD 25

    • King of Snake600 ft

      Address: 145 Victoria Street
      Phone: +64 3 365 7363

      70% likes this, based on 76 reviews
      Cuisine: Thai, Asian fusion, Asian, Malaysian

    • Saggio di vino600 ft

      Address: Carlton Butchery Building
      Phone: 0064 337 94006

      75% likes this, based on 57 reviews
      Cuisine: European
      Price Range: USD 25 - USD 57

    • Vic's Cafe & Bake500 ft

      Address: 132 Victoria St
      Phone: 366-2054

      82% likes this, based on 86 reviews
      Price Range: USD 2 - USD 19

    • The Coffee Club500 ft

      Address: 149 Victoria St
      Phone: 03-374 9129

    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      15

    Dorset House Backpackers Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Dorset House Backpackers

    8.0
    FabulousBased on89 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      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.

    • Single
      9.6

      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!

    • Group of friends
      6.2

      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.

    • Single
      8.2

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

    • Single
      10.0

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

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      very clean and nice place

      quiet even with kids during night

    • Single
      8.4

      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.

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      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

    • Single
      6.2

      Ease of booking online

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

    • Older travelers
      9.6

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

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      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.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      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.

    • Group of friends
      7.8

      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

    • Single
      7.4

      Hotel Staff helpful,nice room and bathroom

    • Single
      7.0

      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.

    How to reach hostel

    hostel Dorset House Backpackers - Christchurch Christchurch location
    Show big map »

    Hostel Address:

    1 Dorset St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8144

    Get directions
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Spagalimis Pizza Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
      500 ft
    • Vic's Cafe & Bake
      500 ft
    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      15