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Dorset House Backpackers

1 Dorset Street, PO Box 25350, Christchurch, New Zealand


  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

Property Information:

Dorset House is a perfectly located boutique backpackers hostel in a historic 1871 home.

It is situated in a lovely quiet garden setting and is right next to leafy Hagley Park. Built in 1871 as home for a wealthy timber merchant, Dorset House has a fascinating history. It blends character charm with modern facilities, and offers quality budget accommodation in Christchurch. Fully renovated in 2012.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE: our grand old Victorian lady will be undergoing exterior renovations from Monday 26th January until 31st March 2015. The hostel is still fully functional during this period, as it will be getting a gorgeous new coat of paint. We apologise for any inconvenience the scaffolding may cause to your pictures (but are happy to supply you with newly taken pictures once done!). Please don’t hesitate to contact us in regards to these renovations***

There is plenty of light and space, no bunk beds, and every bed is fully made. There is a full kitchen available, guest laundry facilities, and a large guest lounge room (previously the house's ballroom). Free car-parking is available on a 'first come first serve' basis.

Dorset House offers 200mb FREE WiFi internet per person per night if you have your own laptop (just ask reception for an access code). If you would like to use our computers, there is printing, SKYPE, USB ports and CD burning available.

You will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, including the assistance of our helpful staff. Minx the cat will be asleep on her chair too.

We endeavour to make your stay easy for you. Dorset House offers 24-hour late check-in available on request (please contact us for the door code).

Christchurch is recovering and there's still plenty to do in the Garden City. We'd love to have you stay at Dorset House.

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  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines


  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Check-in time: 2pm. Check-out time: 10am. Reception hours are 8am - 6pm at Dorset House. If you plan to arrive at Dorset House after reception closes at 6pm, please contact us prior to your arrival to let us know. In the event you need to cancel your reservation we will require '2 full days' notice. Reservations cancelled with less than 2 full days notice will be charged for the first nights' stay. For clarity - a reservation made for a Wednesday night must be cancelled prior to close of our reception (6pm) on the Sunday night to be considered outside the cancellation period.

Dorset House Backpackers Located at 1 Dorset Street, PO Box 25350, Christchurch.
Dorset House Backpackers
New Zealand
Christchurch 8144 1 Dorset Street, PO Box 25350
85% 181
-43.5228190 172.6271438
Dorset House Backpackers
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