Dorset House Hostel

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Budget Backpackers Hostel Accommodation, Christchurch


Looking to stay for one week or longer? We now have weekly rates for stays in June through to August 2014. To find out more or to book, please see our rates.


Welcome to Dorset House Backpackers Hostel, which offers affordable budget accommodation in Christchurch. We are pleased to offer quality hostel guest beds and rooms with 200mb FREE WiFi per night, all at fantastic budget prices. Book on our website and receive UNLIMITED FREE WIFI.

You can check out available backpacker rooms and prices, and make a booking, on our room information page

Fully refurbished in early 2012, Dorset House offers heritage charm in Christchurch New Zealand, at budget hostel accommodation rates. We guarantee the best possible room rates when booking through our website. 

Our Hostel

Our centrally located Victorian heritage accommodation guest house has light and space, lots of boutique charm, free Wifi access, carparking, kitchen, lounge and laundry facilities. There's a travel desk, friendly staff, and late check-in is available.

Our Rooms

We offer quality budget accommodation in double rooms, twin rooms, single rooms, four or five bed multi-share rooms (no bunks!) or sunny family rooms. Private rooms have LCD TV. All beds are made and we have FREE WiFi internet access. 


Dorset House is located in a quiet street in the central city. So close to everything - just 4-8 minutes from the airport bus, 5 minutes from local bus services, 10 minutes from the Naked Bus/Atomic Bus depot and 17 minutes from the Intercity National Bus Depot. 

It's 30 seconds to leafy Hagley Park. You can walk to Merivale or Riccarton for shopping, pubs, supermarkets and dining, or enjoy the cafes, restaurants and quirky shipping container bars 2 minutes away on Victoria St. Walk 8 minutes to the Museum, Botanic Gardens & i-Site Visitor Information or just a little further to the new Cashel Mall 'Restart' Shopping Precinct. 

Experience the Revival

Lonely Planet describes Christchurch as 'energetic, entrepreneurial, innovative and inspiring'. We'd love to have you stay!

Discounts & Benefits When Booking Direct

Unlimited FREE WiFi  rather than 200mb per person per night!
No booking fees.
Our website offers the same rates you’ll find on any other travel site.
It is simple, quick and secure to book via our booking system.
We can assist with requests such as adjoining rooms or bookings with children.
It’s easier to amend or cancel bookings direct.
FULL refund when cancelled within our cancellation policy