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Dorset House

A boutique backpackers in Christchurch, Dorset House offers affordable accommodation in central Christchurch. A minute's walk away you'll find the city's most vibrant bar and restaurant hub, while the tranquil Hagley Park is a minute in the other direction.

Rooms & Rates

We offer a range of affordable accommodation from dorms to private single, twin, double and family rooms. We guarantee that guests booking directly through our website will pay the lowest possible rate advertised for one of our rooms.

What's On

Some of these things are new, some were here before, some have changed a bit or moved locations, but there's a vibrancy and sense of discovery happening that's led Lonely Planet to describe the city as one of New Zealand's "most exciting cities"

Outstanding starRating

You never know with backpackers' hostels, do you? Well this is one of the best we've used. Warm, dry, comfortable and friendly. Good guest facilities, including reliable wifi and a large well equipped lounge which is far enough away from the bedrooms...

August 31, 2016, BobLackNZ,
Perfect - I am so happy starRating

Often something isn't what it seemed to be online.... this time I wasn't disappointed at all as it was even better! The staff was helpful and friendly, from making the booking per email to picking up my luggage I stored with them for the day. Dorset ...

August 2, 2016, Lydia B, New Zealand
Comfortable and Convenience starRating

Dorset house is a "home from home" hostel for me. The location is strategic and the beds are comfortable. WiFi signal is good. Washing machines are provided and I love their kitchen - big and utensils are provided.. there are few fridges in the kitch...

July 26, 2016, Catherine L,


Dorset House rates consistently well on accommodation review sites such as TripAdvisor. Check out the reviews for yourself and maybe rate and review our hostel through your own experiences at Dorset House.