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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 LocationPapanui Road4 min walk
    Popular LocationHagley Park18 min walk
    AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)16 min drive
    Popular LocationSumner Beach20 min drive

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Basic Double Room

  • 7 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Single Room

  • 6 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Double Room

  • 10 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Twin Room

  • 11 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Shared Dormitory - Mixed Dorm - 6-8 Beds

  • Sleeps 1
  • 7 Single Bunk Beds

Shared Dormitory

  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 or 5 Beds)

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

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

What's nearby

  • Victoria Street - 3 min walk
  • Papanui Road - 4 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 8 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 18 min walk
  • Sumner Beach - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 15 min drive

Restaurants

  • 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

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. Guests can surf the web using 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

Internet

  • 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

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 lobby

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)

More

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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 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 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

4.2
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 116 out of 303 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 137 out of 303 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 38 out of 303 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 303 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 303 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

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 Okay

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