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We know all too good how important a good night sleep is when travelling, which is why our staff go the extra mile to provide you with excellent customer service and a clean and comfy bed to sleep in. The reviews below are either from TripAdvisor, our questionnaires or our visitor book. We are proud of our team for working so hard, as it has resulted in an exceptional rating on review sites such as TripAdvisor.

Incredible Staff


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 and was due to pick it up. Such a lovely, refreshing change to hostels.

April 2018, bethanyboo567, USA

The place is nice, clean, warm and cozy.


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 before I left Christchurch. I came back because the place is great.

April, 2018, gevaorly, Israel

Perfect Hostel!


I’ve tried several hostels here in Christchurch while staying at the South Island in the last months. This one is definitely my favorite. It’s clean, cozy, the staff is super friendly and the kitchen well equipped. Especially for me as a solo traveler it was super easy to meet other people here. And even without a car I’m able to reach everything in the city by walking.
Definitely recommend this one :)

May 2018, Johannes H, Germany

Perfect Hostel, Clean, Super Staff, Great Location


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 quiet street with easy access to anywhere around Christchurch and there's a beautiful park across the road.

The hostel is spotlessly clean and you can see that the staff put a lot of effort into keeping it that way.
I stayed in a single room and it was very well equipped. The bed was very comfortable, so much so that it's a perfect excuse for a lie in.

Last but certainly not least, the super staff are courteous, friendly and went above and beyond with any query I had.

Thanks so much Dorset House!!!

July 2018, Niall M, Unknown

Nice clean friendly hostel


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 never crowded. The dorms are small and no bunk beds. My dorm even had a TV in it. Parking is limited but off street parking is available. Watch out for the traffic warden, because he does check these roads! Nice garden and terrace outside the kitchen. I would recommend and I will go back here if I visit chch again.

October 2018, Clayre J, UK