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Dorset House Backpackers

1 Dorset St, Central City, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3366 8268

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8.8

Excellent
based on 850 reviews
Dorset House Backpackers - Christchurch, New Zealand
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.3 km
Location rating 8.8
Nearest airport Christchurch
Distance to airport 8.5 km

Rooms

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Double rooms

$98+

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airport bus in 16 reviews
city center in 25 reviews
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common room in 33 reviews
dorset in 20 reviews
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good value in 6 reviews
great location in 70 reviews
hagley park in 8 reviews
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old building in 23 reviews
single beds in 40 reviews
walking distance in 22 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.2

    staff was super friendly! the room was comfortable. there’s a nice kitchen and a great lounge. nice patio upstairs. i felt at home!

  • Good
    Oct 2019
    7.0

    It was a cute and quaint little hostel with a good hot shower. :) Clean bed and kitchen.

    Reception closes from 5 pm. Which also means you cannot put a bag in the storage room after then. This was an inconvenience for me as I arrived on the bus just after 5 with my ginormous ski bag which then needed to be carried up the narrow staircase. As I had an early flight the next day I did not meet anyone from the reception which was a unique experience for me.

  • Mediocre
    Oct 2019
    3.3

    We booked four people in the room. But they gave us five people. And then we thought the room is for girl but we are couple just only one man. It’s too weird. We hope u can check more carefully.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9.6

    Loved this place! Rosie the host was so helpful and nice! The kitchen had plenty of free supplies, coffee, tea, seasonings and all the equipment! Beds were very comfy! I’d highly recommend!!

    No lockers in the rooms and maybe a bit far away from the grocery store!! Minor issues!!

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9.6

    Very helpful staff. The common area is comfortable, the kitchen a friendly place. I enjoyed my time there , nice place to get to know people.

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Overview

With a stay at Dorset House Backpackers, you'll be centrally located in Christchurch, a 9-minute walk from Christchurch Casino and 12 minutes by foot from Canterbury Museum. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle and a train station pick-up service are provided for an additional charge.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.8 Excellent

based on 850 reviews

9.8

Value

9.1

WiFi

8.0

Cleanliness

7.8

Room

Things to know

  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Near city centre
  • Clean bathroom
  • Good kitchenette

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14:00

Check out

10:00

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Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Free Wi-Fi
Internet
No smoking
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Free parking
Pool table
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Laundry service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
24-hour front desk

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Hagley Park 0.8 km
  • Canterbury Museum 0.9 km
  • Christchurch Art Gallery 0.9 km
  • Botanic Gardens 1.1 km
  • Quake City 1.3 km
  • Container Mall 1.3 km

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