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
Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Ski facilities

Ski storage

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

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   15.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • 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

Children's facilities

  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress
  • Electric blankets

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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

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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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    15

Rooms and availability

Dorset House Backpackers photos Room
Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 110 sq. feet
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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.

Room facilities
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    Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 120 sq. feet
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    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
      Bed type: 1 Single bed
      Size: 65 sq. feet
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      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.

      Room facilities
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        Single Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
        Size: 220 sq. feet
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        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.

        Room facilities
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          Small Double Room
          Bed type: Double bed
          Size: 80 sq. feet
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          Rooms are 7 square metres.

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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  2 pm
            • 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  2 pm
            • 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  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  10 am
            • Number of rooms:
              15