Dorset House Backpackers Hostel - Christchurch

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Overview

Dorset House Backpackers is a 4-star hostel located in the center of Christchurch. The comfortable hostel serves as an example of Victorian architecture in Christchurch. Convenient amenities like free private parking, a safe deposit box and a designated smoking area are provided.

A 20-minute walk from The Arts Centre, Cashel Street and Hagley Park, the hostel is set close to cafés, casinos and bars. The hostel is 5 minutes’ walk from Vic's Cafe & Bake offering dishes of peruvian cuisine.

Dorset House Backpackers Hostel is a short commute from a bus stop.

Rooms

Rooms like Apartment, Double Room, Single Room and Twin Room are equipped with a mirror, central heating, a writing desk, a microwave and multi-channel TV as well as linens, electric blankets and down comforters. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with bunk beds, queen size beds and single beds. There are shared bathrooms provided with towels and hairdryers.

Eat & Drink

Guests can use a shared kitchen appointed with a washing machine and a fridge.

Services

Ironing, airport transfer and ironing service are offered for the guests' use.

Relax

Ski facilities feature a ski storage room.

Internet

Hotspot wireless internet access is available in public areas for free.

High-speed internet access is available in public areas for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   15.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • No elevators

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Billiards/Pool tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress
  • Electric blankets
  • Down comforter

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from 14:00-18:00 

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

1 Dorset Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8144

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City Center
  • Christchurch
    4300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
    3000 ft
Restaurants
  • Spagalimis Pizza Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
    500 ft
  • Vic's Cafe & Bake
    500 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from 14:00-18:00 
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    15

Rooms and availability

Dorset House Backpackers photos Room
Small Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 80 sq. feet
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    Dorset House Backpackers photos Room
    Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 120 sq. feet
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    • Private bathroom
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      Dorset House Backpackers photos Room
      Dormitory Room
      Bed type: Bed in shared room
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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      • Private bathroom
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        How to reach hostel

        hostel Dorset House Backpackers Hostel - Christchurch Christchurch location
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        Hostel Address:

        1 Dorset Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8144

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Christchurch
          4300 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Christchurch Art Gallery
          3000 ft
        Restaurants
        • Spagalimis Pizza Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
          500 ft
        • Vic's Cafe & Bake
          500 ft
        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from 14:00-18:00 
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          15

        Dorset House Backpackers Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • Cathedral Square - 3700 ft
        • City Center - 4000 ft

        Places of interest

        • Abacus Institute of Studies - 2300 ft
        • Christchurch City Council - 3300 ft
        • Christchurch District Court - 3300 ft
        • Christchurch City Council - 3300 ft
        • Christchurch City Council - 3300 ft
        • Anzco Foods Limited / Canterbury Meat Packers Ltd - 4000 ft
        • Ryman Healthcare Limited - 4000 ft
        • AMI Insurance Ltd - 4000 ft
        • Canterbury District Health Board - 4000 ft
        • Foodstuffs - South Island - 4000 ft
        • ASURE New Zealand Limited - 4000 ft
        • Waterloo Business Park Christchurch - 4000 ft
        • Christchurch Cathedral - 4000 ft
        • Portlink Industrial Park - 4000 ft
        • Izone Business Park - 4000 ft
        • MWH New Zealand Limited - 4000 ft

        Train stations

        • Christchurch Art Gallery - 2700 ft

        Convention centers

        • Christchurch Arts Centre - 3000 ft
        • Christchurch Convention Centre - 3300 ft
        • The Strip - 3700 ft

        Shopping areas

        • Canterbury Museum - 2700 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • The Chalice - 3700 ft

        Museums

        • Hagley Park - 2700 ft
        • Botanical Gardens - 3000 ft
        • Victoria Square - 3000 ft

        Theaters

        • Christchurch Town Hall - 2700 ft
        • Theatre Royal - 3700 ft

        Business areas

        • Victoria Street - 400 ft

        Local attractions

        • Cashel Street - 1.0 mi
          Cashel Street, Christchurch
        • Orana Wildlife Park - 1.1 mi
          Papanui, Christchurch
        • The Arts Centre - 1.1 mi
          Worcester Blvd, Christchurch
        • Bridge of Remembrance - 1.0 mi
          Cashel Street, Christchurch
        • Hagley Park - 1.1 mi
          Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch

        Near the hostel

        • Cramner Courts Building - 2100 ft
          Cramner Square, Christchurch
        • Christchurch Town Hall - 2700 ft
          86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
        • Canterbury Museum - 3000 ft
          Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
        • Peacock Fountain - 3200 ft
          Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch
        • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 3100 ft
          Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
        • Canterbury Provincial Buildings - 2800 ft
          Corner Durham and Armagh Streets, Christchurch
        • Christchurch Art Gallery - 3200 ft
          Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch

        Restaurants nearby

        • Spagalimis Pizza Restaurant - 500 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 Snake - 600 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 vino - 600 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 & Bake - 500 ft

          Address: 132 Victoria St
          Phone: 366-2054

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

        • The Coffee Club - 500 ft

          Address: 149 Victoria St
          Phone: 03-374 9129

        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from 14:00-18:00 
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          15
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        Dorset House Backpackers Reviews

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

        Average guest rating

        8.0out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 88 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 Hostel - Christchurch Christchurch location
        Show big map »

        Hostel Address:

        1 Dorset Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8144

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Christchurch
          4300 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Christchurch Art Gallery
          3000 ft
        Restaurants
        • Spagalimis Pizza Restaurant (cuisine: Italian)
          500 ft
        • Vic's Cafe & Bake
          500 ft
        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from 14:00-18:00 
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          15