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

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Parking Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationBealey Avenue2 min walk
Popular LocationChristchurch Casino8 min walk
Popular LocationSouthern Cross Hospital9 min walk
AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)19 min drive

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  • Basic Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 7 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsBasic Double Room
  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin 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
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsShared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 or 5 Beds)

    Room amenities

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

About this area


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 Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery 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, skydiving and mountain biking. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bealey Avenue - 2 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 8 min walk
  • Southern Cross Hospital - 9 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 12 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 19 min drive


  • Mexicano's - 3 min walk
  • Boo Radley's - 4 min walk
  • Strawberry Fare - 5 min walk
  • 50 Bistro - 5 min walk
  • Spice Paragon - 5 min walk

About this property

Dorset House Backpackers

Victorian Christchurch hotel in Christchurch City Centre, walk to Christchurch Casino
Self parking, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and a TV in a common area 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 hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • 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


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Hairdryer (on request)


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



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


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 are allowed for an extra charge

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.

  • A pet fee will be charged
  • 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 Backpackers
Dorset House
Dorset House Backpackers
Dorset House Backpackers Christchurch
Dorset House Backpackers Hostel
Dorset House Backpackers Hostel Christchurch
Dorset House Backpackers Host
Dorset House Backpackers Hotel
Dorset House Backpackers Christchurch
Dorset House Backpackers Hotel Christchurch

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 Dorset House Backpackers?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Dorset House Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 5 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Dorset House Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Dorset House Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Dorset House Backpackers located?
Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hotel 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).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Room comfort
Sad face IconDisliked: 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

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place. Clean, good kitchen, comfortable bed.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: 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

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, great lounge, great welcoming staff :) The only hiccup for me was the amount of noise the beds made
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The lovely breeze from the window on a hot night, slept comfortably
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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