Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Within 1 week of arrival: 100% cancellation charge.
Within 2 weeks of arrival: 50% cancellation charge.
Outside of 2 weeks: No charge applies for cancellations or reductions.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Large groups are expected to respect other guests - excessive noise is not permitted, the hostel is quiet after 10pm.

Any alcohol use must be in a responsible manner.

Lost keys will incur a $20 charge per key.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Dorset House cannot accommodate children under 12 years of age. Children between 12-18 must be accompanied by an appropriate number of parents or guardians and well supervised.

Groups of up to 10 can be accommodated in a mixture of 5-share and 2-share rooms, with no more than 5 persons per share room. Double rooms and singles are also available.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

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.

There is plenty of light and space. The 5 bed dorm has no bunk beds and every bed is fully made. The 8 bed bunk dorm has bunk beds and sheets and duvets are provided. 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 FREE unlimited WiFi access throughout the hostel. Long Term (extended weekly stays) are welcome during winter months from April-September.

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).

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2019
    Beautifully homely atmosphere in a central location! Love it!.. and will definatly stay there again on my next visit!
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2019
    Love the atmosphere and cleanliness of the place. Absolutely stay again next time!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Feb 2019
    This place was amazing! The workers are so frendly and it has such a “homey” atomeaphere. Plus they give you 2 pillows!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Apr 2019
    A very cute house, clean with nice rooms.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Feb 2019
    Loved this hostel! Everyone here was very friendly, the rooms and bathrooms were very clean and the beds had their own reading lights. Kitchen was well equipped and had lots of herbs, spices, tea & coffee which was nice! Was a bit further out from town, but a lovely and quick walk through the park took you to the centre.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 May 2019
    Nice clean place to stay, Nice building with good history.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    11 Mar 2019
    I really enjoyed not having to maneuver bunk beds, however that means the floor space was quite cramped for all the people staying in our room. We did ok, but it was a little tricky. It felt like everyone had their own power source by their bed. WiFi was strong from what I recall. The bathroom was always tidy. The kitchen was well stocked. The lounge area was comfortable. A bit of a walk from town, but it's right their by the bus drop off. No lockers in the room either. Well worth a stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Mar 2019
    Nice hostel, a bit out the way but clean, friendly and enjoyed the lounge area.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Apr 2019
    Hostel set up in a house like place. Pretty close to the park. Small kitchen, but good amount of bathrooms.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Mar 2019
    Every staff members was nice and friendly. The thing is I was bitten alot by bad bugs or sand fly something like that. However, there is a soothing cream prepared.
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's