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Dorset House Backpackers Hostel

1 Dorset Street, PO Box 25350, Christchurch, New Zealand

91% Overall Rating 78 out of 80 customers would recommend this property based on 80 reviews

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 90%

Location 86%

Safety 90%

Staff 95%

Value 90%

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Christchurch?

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Map and Directions


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).

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