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In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very good
306 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Laundry

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationBealey Avenue2 min walk
Popular LocationVictoria Street3 min walk
Popular LocationChristchurch Casino9 min walk
AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)17 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsTwin Room
  • Basic Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 7 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsBasic Double Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 or 5 Beds)

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 or 5 Beds)
  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Shared Dormitory - Mixed Dorm - 6-8 Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory - Mixed Dorm - 6-8 Beds
  • Shared Dormitory

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory

About this area

Christchurch

Located in Christchurch, Dorset House Backpackers is in the city centre and near a train station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park, while Christchurch Art Gallery and Canterbury Museum are cultural highlights. Don't miss out on a visit to Punting on the Avon. Break out the clubs and hit the links on a nearby golf course, or seek out an adventure with ecotours, mountain biking and skydiving. Our guests appreciate the hostal's quiet location.

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Map
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bealey Avenue - 2 min walk
  • Victoria Street - 3 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 9 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 11 min walk
  • Hagley Golf Course - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 17 min drive

About this property

Dorset House Backpackers

Victorian Christchurch hostal in Christchurch City Centre, walk to Christchurch Casino
This smoke-free hostal features coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, a TV in a common area and a front desk safe are on-site. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and safes.
Dorset House Backpackers offers 17 forms of accommodation with a safe. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. This Christchurch hostal provides complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and 5 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Dorset House Backpackers Hostel Christchurch
Dorset House Backpackers Hostel
Dorset House Backpackers Christchurch
Dorset House Backpackers

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dorset House Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Dorset House Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dorset House Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Dorset House Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hostal?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 5 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hostal?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is this hostal located?
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hostal is within a 15-minute walk of Christchurch Casino, Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery. Hagley Golf Course and Punting on the Avon are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Dorset House Backpackers

4.2
Very good
5 - Excellent
117
4 - Good
139
3 - Okay
38
2 - Mediocre
11
1 - Poor
1
4.3
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.0
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Room comfort
  • Disliked: Cleanliness
Great if you’re not planning to cook

the bedroom was comfortable clean and quiet. The shower was hot. The kitchen was disgusting, so dirty we didn’t want to use it. The house is old so smells a bit musty . Good location.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great place. Clean, good kitchen, comfortable bed.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Good value. Located in a quiet neighbourhood. Would be better if they dont make bunk beds too

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019