Dorset House Backpackers - Christchurch-43.522728640811, 172.627402693033
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.
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.
Dorset House Backpackers Hostel offers airport transfer, ironing service and ironing.
Ski facilities include a ski storage room.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Number of rooms: 15.
On-site car park
Paid airport shuttle
Sports & Fitness
- Billiard tables
- Paid airport shuttle
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Board games
- DVDs/ Videos for children
Spa & Leisure
- Garden area
- Leisure/ TV room
- Air conditioning
- Ironing facilities
- Washing machine
- Free toiletries
- Shared kitchen
- Electric blankets
- Flat-screen TV
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
1 Bed in shared room
In the Room
- City landmarks
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.
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!
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.
No bunk beds. Large sitting room with pool billiards. Car park. Free WiFi (50 MB a day). Clean.
Its an easy walk to the city centre, very clean and tidy, friendly hospitality and service.
very clean and nice place
quiet even with kids during night
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.
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
Ease of booking online
Impersonal nature of the setup Not enough interaction with staff running the backpackers
Really comfortable bed and cosy electric blanket. Lovely homelike atmosphere and a great lounge room. The location is great.
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.
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.
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
Hotel Staff helpful,nice room and bathroom
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.