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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"

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
Perfect Hostel, Clean, Super Staff, Great Location starRating

I'd highly recommend staying at this hostel. It's the best hostel I've ever stayed at, and I've been to many around the world. It's a home away from home and you're not just treated like a number.

It's located centrally but at the same time on a q...

July 2018, Niall M, Unknown
Nice clean friendly hostel starRating

I liked this place, quiet but not unsocial. It was very clean, comfy beds friendly and helpful reception. Good WiFi and close enough to walk to cbd (18mins) The lounge area was nice with lots of comfy sofas. Kitchen had everything I needed and was ne...

October 2018, Clayre J, UK


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.