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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"

Fantastic Backpackers starRating

Bedrooms, bathrooms and communal rooms clean and well-presented. Staff helpful and friendly. Worth the extra couple of dollars over your usual backpackers. Convenient for park and gardens and bus pick ups from Canterbury museum.

March 2017, LizziePZ, UK
Incredible Staff starRating

Homely feel, stayed 3 nights had a lovely time. Made me feel like i was stepping into someone’s home and it was so peaceful. Staff made you feel special and would go the extra mile for you, the receptionist booked an Uber for me as I’d lost my phone ...

April 2018, bethanyboo567, USA
The place is nice, clean, warm and cozy. starRating

The room is very clean, The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom and kitchen are clean and nice feeling to use them. The hostel is a warm and cozy place to stay. I booked two nights on arrival, and after traveling two months, I booked one night ...

April, 2018, gevaorly, Israel


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.