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Dorset House Backpackers, Christchurch

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1 Dorset St, Central City, Christchurch, 8144, New Zealand

Victorian hostel within easy reach of Christchurch Casino
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Very Good8.4
Delicious food
Great location
Great amenities
Great room
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From 301 reviews

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Dorset House Backpackers, Christchurch

from $36
  • Standard Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Basic Double Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 or 5 Beds)
  • Single Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (7 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory - Mixed Dorm - 8 Beds

What’s around Dorset House Backpackers, Christchurch

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Christchurch Casino (5-minute walk)
  • Hagley Golf Course (8-minute walk)
  • Canterbury Museum (9-minute walk)
  • Christchurch Art Gallery (9-minute walk)
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens (9-minute walk)
  • Hagley Park (9-minute walk)
  • Christchurch I-SITE (11-minute walk)
  • Punting on the Avon (11-minute walk)
  • Christchurch Public Hospital (12-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 27 min drive
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive after 5 PM must contact the property prior to arrival to receive late check-in instructions.

Guests can contact the office using the contact details provided in the reservation confirmation received after booking via this Web site.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Train station pick-up


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Ski storage
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1871
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Dorset House Backpackers, Christchurch’s small print


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Also known as

  • Dorset Backpackers
  • Dorset House
  • Dorset House Backpackers
  • Dorset House Backpackers Christchurch
  • Dorset House Backpackers Hostel
  • Dorset House Backpackers Hostel Christchurch
  • Dorset House Backpackers Host

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 56 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Charm in a nice location.
Great for a backpackers, although the bed in Rm5 (nearest the TV) squeeked unmercifully. Great area to explore.
Paul, nz3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great night and good location.
keith, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay
The best hostel in our 5 weeks in NZ! Very clean, lots of amenities great big living room with good WiFi and located away from rooms so not noisy. Bathrooms nice and private rather than big rooms with cubicles. Great advice from helpful staff and nicely located next to the park and a short walk into town. Also nice rooftop area by the kitchen to eat. Overall really nice place, thanks!
Philip, gb1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Quaint hostel near to the airport
Quaint hostel in a good position to get to the airport. Good bathrooms and no bunk beds! A lovely place to get your bearings in Christchurch
gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
A lovely old house with a pleasant atmosphere and very quiet. Close to the central city, Hagley park and places to eat aplenty. I would stay here again.
Irene, nzRomance trip

Dorset House Backpackers, Christchurch

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