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Overview of Dorset House Backpackers

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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

Dorset House Backpackers

2.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationVictoria Street3 min walk
    Popular LocationChristchurch Casino8 min walk
    Popular LocationSouthern Cross Hospital9 min walk
    AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)15 min drive

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  • Basic Double Room

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Shared Dormitory - Mixed Dorm - 6-8 Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 7 Single Bunk Beds
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  • Shared Dormitory

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 or 5 Beds)

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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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 Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens, while Christchurch Art Gallery and Canterbury Museum are cultural highlights. Christchurch Gondola and Orana Wildlife Park are not to be missed. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as skydiving, mountain biking and ecotours in the area. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bealey Avenue - 2 min walk
  • Victoria Street - 3 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 8 min walk
  • Southern Cross Hospital - 9 min walk
  • Hagley Golf Course - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 9 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 15 min drive


  • Mexicano's - 3 min walk
  • Boo Radley's - 4 min walk
  • Strawberry Fare - 4 min walk
  • 50 Bistro - 5 min walk
  • Spice Paragon - 5 min walk
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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. WiFi in public areas is free. 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

  • Self parking on site (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

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Check-in from 2 PM - 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

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 available for a fee.
What time is check-in at Dorset House Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 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 Christchurch I-SITE are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 117 out of 306 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 139 out of 306 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 38 out of 306 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 306 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 306 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




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
Stayed 1 night in Jan 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, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019

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