Dorset House is situated alongside the green heart of Christchurch, next to beautiful Hagley Park, where you can visit the Canterbury Museum, walk along the Avon River and feed the ducks or just relax surrounded by trees and greenery in the Botanic Gardens.
The house was built in 1871 as a private home. It now serves as a boutique backpackers hostel, offering a range of backpacker accommodation at affordable budget prices.
Dorset House has been upgraded and redecorated in 2012 and offers comfortable and affordable double, twin, single and family rooms, as well as multi-share dorm rooms with four or five beds (no bunks).
Dorset House has a wide range of guest facilities available - such as free WiFi access. Free carparking is available, as well as laundry, kitchen and guest lounge. All beds are made, private rooms have digital flatscreen TVs.
Reception services include travel bookings, free luggage storage and DVD borrowing. Our staff are locals and are happy to offer advice if you're planning your holiday out.
Take a look at our FAQ for information on the services we offer, how to book, and our terms and conditions of stay including our reception hours, late check-in information and cancellation policy.