Hostelworld.com

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 Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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
Read all reviews

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, 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 FREE unlimited WiFi access throughout the hostel. Long Term (extended weekly stays) are welcome during winter months from May-August.

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.

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Oct 2018
    A big old house with lotsa charm and character. Great bathroom facilities and helpful smiling staff.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Dec 2018
    Highly recommend! Amazing kitchen, comfortable beds and grate atmosphere!
    Israel, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Dec 2018
    Great hostel. Very friendly and good atmosphere but quiet at the same time.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Jan 2019
    Dorset house is in a nice setting- pretty building. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are a bit small but otherwise fine.
    Netherlands, Couple, 41+
Read all reviews

Facilities

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

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Check-in time: 2pm onwards. Check-out time: 10am.

Reception hours are 9am - 5pm at Dorset House.

If you plan to arrive at Dorset House after reception closes at 5pm, please contact us prior to your arrival to let us know and to receive the door code (also in your confirmation email).

Card Pre-Authorisation:

If the total cost of your booking is over $200.00 we may pre-authorise the booking amount to your credit card. This puts a hold on the set amount to ensure that you have enough funds in your account to successfully pay for the booking. Please note, if your card has been pre-authorised the total charge of the booking must be charged to this card upon check-in as this will remove the hold on funds from the card.

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 (5pm) on the Sunday night to be considered outside the cancellation period.


×