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Hostel | 1 Dorset Street, Central City, Christchurch Christchurch, New Zealand 8144

90.7% Overall Rating

66 out of 67 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/09/2015)

"kitchen and bathrooms very clean and modern equipped. big kitchen and common room. rooms warm, beds good. free and fast wifi. free pool table. close to park, botanical garden and Canterbury museum (for free)"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.34

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). For clarity - a reservation made for a Wednesday night must be cancelled prior to close of our reception (6pm) on the Sunday night to be considered outside the cancellation period. Reservations cancelled less than '2 full days' will be charged for any nights that fall within the cancellation period. Non-arrivals will be charged for nights within the cancellation period. Reservations that are made for arrival within '2 full days' are strictly non-cancellable.

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Street View


By Air
Bus: number 29 is Christchurch's Public Bus operating daily from outside the Airport Terminal - look for the bus shelter signs located near the International Arrival Terminal. The bus stops along Bealey Avenue, from there Dorset House is just around the corner in Dorset Street.
Airport Shuttle: Shuttles are available outside the Airport Terminal.

Rental Cars: all major rental companies have offices at the Airport Terminal for you to hire cars from. Look for Victoria St on any good central city map - Dorset St runs between Victoria St and Park Terrace.

By Train
The Christchurch Train Station is close to the south side of Hagley Park. From the train station a shuttle is available to transport you to Dorset House for approximately $7.00 per person. A taxi is approximately between $15.00 and $20.00.

By Coach
The InterCity bus terminal is centrally located on 182 Armagh St (with another stop outside of the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue). Both are between a 15 to 20 minute walk. Newmans services leave from the museum and any other Intercity services leave from 182 Armagh Street, please check your bus ticket for the correct stop.

By Car
Dorset House is located on Dorset Street, which centrally located between Park Avenue (that runs alongside Hagley Park) and Victoria Street (one of the main streets in and out of the central city).