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8.0
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Excellent location - Inside city center
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  • Ken's Camera130 m
  • King of Snake Restaurant140 m
  • Smash Palace - A Local Classic180 m
  • Knox Church220 m
  • Revival Bar230 m
  • Floral Clock290 m
  • Victoria Street Clock Tower320 m
  • Hare Krishna Temple360 m
  • Christchurch Casino570 m
  • Cramner Centre Building590 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Dorset House Backpackers

    1 Dorset Streeet, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8144 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 15 times

    "The house is very cute, comfy and in a great location."
    Susan S. - March 26, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 88% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.4 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Christchurch

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Blackout curtains

    • Garden

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Christchurch in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 936 Christchurch properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Cheapest price score
    Review score - United States
    8.4/10
    Room comfort score
    7.8/10
    Value for money score
    8.3/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Christchurch properties
    Better than
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    Better than
    92
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    Better than
    91
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    of Christchurch properties
    Value for money8.3
    Location rating8.0
    Nearest airportChristchurch International Airport (CHC)
    Distance to airport8.0 km

    Rooms available at Dorset House Backpackers

    7.8
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Single Room
    Single Room
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    • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Small Double Room
    Small Double Room
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 5 single beds
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 6-8 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-8 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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      Run of House
      Run of House
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      • Shower
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      What people love about Dorset House Backpackers

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "Showers in rhe main house was hot!"

        Melody

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        August 14, 2016

      • 6.0
        Review score
        Staff 

        "Very friendly and helpful staff!"

        Alexander

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        January 14, 2017

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Spaciousness

        "Room was lovely and spacious."

        Melody

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        August 14, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional

      "Friendly stuff, electric blanket, clean kitchen."

      Kumiko

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      July 6, 2016

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      28 mentions
      Internet
      7 mentions
      Swimming Pool
      4 mentions

      What they offer

      8.4
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "the staff was very nice to do the refund to us."

      Amy

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      May 5, 2016

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      Most helpful reviews for Dorset House Backpackers
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019
      Single Room
      Exceptional9.6
      Nice hostel with amazing staffI come late becouse the bus was broken on the road and the amazing staff left me a cover with key ,password and any information for enjoy my nigth in the confortable bad. I look around and i find the kitchen and toilet clean. In the moorning i met the staff for do the check out.They are really friendly and helpful.
      Giovanninofrom ItalyReviewed March 11, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 6 nights in July 2019
      Bed in 6-8 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Exceptional10.0
      Super-clean and well-maintained hostelStay 1 week here and it is the best hostel during my travelling in New zealand. All facilities is super clean. It is also near the park and city center. Recommend this hostel in christchurch
      phanfrom VietnamReviewed July 08, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2019
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Excellent8.8
      Excellentnice place to stay.
      Benjaminfrom MalaysiaReviewed July 02, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Excellent8.4
      VERY GOOD PLACE VERY CLEAN PLACE. SIMPLE AND NICE BUT TOO CROWDED IN A MIXED DORM, ROOM IS TOO SMALL FOR 5 BEDS. NO SPACE FOR MEDIUM LUGGAGE. KITCHEN CAN BE ALWAYS CROWDED. END UP TAKING DINNER AT 930PM THRU OUT MY STAY.
      Sundaefrom PhilippinesReviewed December 19, 2018
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2015
      Single Room
      Excellent8.7
      lovely stayi was very happy and enjoy staying at Dorest House. Room is very comfortable and clean. Guesses are nice, staffs are very helpful and friendly. The hotel is located in the quiet area of Christchurch but very easy to get around with walking distance to places around. And it is very easy to get to the airport by bus, 5-10 minutes walk. I would definitely come back again.
      Kanyaratfrom ThailandReviewed April 08, 2015

      Reviews of Dorset House Backpackers from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.4
      Excellent
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      Rating via Agoda8.0
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      Cleanliness8.4
      Facilities8.4
      Location8.0
      Room comfort and quality7.8
      Service8.4
      Value for money8.3
      High score for Christchurch
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      9+ Exceptional (47)
      8-9 Excellent (44)
      7-8 Very Good (57)
      6-7 Good (27)
      <6 Below Expectation (23)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Giovannino from Italy
      Solo traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Nice hostel with amazing staff”

      I come late becouse the bus was broken on the road and the amazing staff left me a cover with key ,password and any information for enjoy my nigth in the confortable bad. I look around and i find the kitchen and toilet clean. In the moorning i met the staff for do the check out.They are really friendly and helpful.

      Reviewed March 11, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      phan from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 6-8 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 6 nights in July 2019

      Super-clean and well-maintained hostel”

      Stay 1 week here and it is the best hostel during my travelling in New zealand. All facilities is super clean. It is also near the park and city center. Recommend this hostel in christchurch

      Reviewed July 08, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Benjamin from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

      Excellent”

      nice place to stay.

      Reviewed July 02, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Sundae from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

      VERY GOOD PLACE ”

      VERY CLEAN PLACE. SIMPLE AND NICE BUT TOO CROWDED IN A MIXED DORM, ROOM IS TOO SMALL FOR 5 BEDS. NO SPACE FOR MEDIUM LUGGAGE. KITCHEN CAN BE ALWAYS CROWDED. END UP TAKING DINNER AT 930PM THRU OUT MY STAY.

      Reviewed December 19, 2018
      8.7
      Excellent
      Kanyarat from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

      lovely stay”

      location, staff, comfortable

      i was very happy and enjoy staying at Dorest House. Room is very comfortable and clean. Guesses are nice, staffs are very helpful and friendly. The hotel is located in the quiet area of Christchurch but very easy to get around with walking distance to places around. And it is very easy to get to the airport by bus, 5-10 minutes walk. I would definitely come back again.

      Reviewed April 08, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      Xuan from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2014

      Lovely Hostel!”

      Clean, Tidy, Great Location

      Stayed in 2 hostels throughout my stay in Christchurch and this is apparently the better one. Good and friendly receptionist upon arrival and answers to all my queries! Location is good too which is near to the city centre and Papanui Road that houses alot of nice restaurants and eateries! Toilets and showers are clean and well maintained. Although the only bad thing is that my room is just next to kitchen and stairs and it gets rather noisy when people are getting in and out the hallway. Overall would recommend this hostel if you want great location!

      Reviewed May 16, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      FUNG from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2014

      Comfortable Stay”

      Quiet environment, nice and enough bathrooms, free wifi

      A bit far from Central Christchurch, takes about 15-20min walking, but it is close to parks and has a quiet environment. Room is large when compared to other budget hostel. Each bed in shared room has its own small cabinet and enough electric sockets can be found in the room.

      Reviewed May 05, 2014
      8.4
      Excellent
      Alice from France
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

      Good value”

      You can hear EVERYTHING through the walls, but the place is really nice, extremely clean (awesome cleaning team), with good vibes.

      Reviewed March 16, 2019
      4.4
      Santhosh from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

      Acceptable”

      Toilets were unhygienic and Shower is not good

      Reviewed July 10, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lea from Germany
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      One of the best hostels I've been to!”

      It is very lovely, clean and kind of luxury: has a lot of bathrooms, proper beds (no bunk bed), a good kitchen, terrace, fast wifi and very friendly, helpful staff! This hostel is highly recommended!

      Reviewed February 13, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Kuz from Australia
      Couple
      Small Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

      All good! ”

      Good staff, small but functional room, clean communal showers /toilets, about 10-15 mins walk to centre, nice lounge area with cm comfy sofas and a pool table, nice large and clean kitchen

      Reviewed January 04, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Keith from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

      Great hostel”

      The location is good, everything is clean and it's just a great place to stay at a very reasonable price.

      Reviewed September 21, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jaemok from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      SOOO NICE!”

      I couldn't believe awesome facilities and everything. 1인실 사용했는데 진짜 좋았어요. 방에 TV도 있구요. 샤워할 때 물 조절이 좀 힘들어요ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 미지근한 물로 하고싶은데 조금만 건드려도 엄청 뜨겁고 엄청 차가워서 이거 약간 고생아닌 고생했네요ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 침대도 너무 푹신하고 퀸사이즈라서 혼자 있기 충분했어요. 중심가에 위치하진 않았지만 크라이스트처치 구경하기에 나쁘지 않은 위치였다고 생각해요. 만약 다시 오게된다면 이 곳으로 방을 다시 잡지 않을까 싶어요.

      Reviewed July 04, 2018
      7.2
      Very good
      Ranvier from Philippines
      Group
      Small Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Very good”

      The room was too small and the bed’s spring was noisy and probably not working well anymore. The shower can only be used at a certain time schedule. The room heater was not working well. There are no lifts to be used for your luggages (maybe the same with other accommodations in Christchurch). We only stayed here for a night. The price was cheap compared to other lodges around the area, though.

      Reviewed June 29, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Melody from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Small Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      Fantastic staff and room was lovely!”

      I didnt have my usb adaptor with me and needed to have hairdryer. The lady was so kind to loan these to me and promptly helped me with booking a shuttle for the train. Room was lovely and spacious. Showers in rhe main house was hot! ^^

      Reviewed August 14, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Amy from Malaysia
      Group
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2016

      Good location ”

      We had unforgettable experience in our last night at NZ, actually we have booked 2 room for 4 but we only received 1 key. That is twin bed room but we got 4 .we had late check in the reception was close I hv try to sent an email to them try to solve it out for us but only can receive the email reply by tomorrow morning . So squeezed 4 in the twin bed room. Anyway the staff was very nice to do the refund to us.

      Reviewed May 05, 2016
      5.7
      Joseph from United States
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2015

      Old residence converted into shared bathroom hotel”

      cleanliness of room, self-check-in

      Arriving after check-in time, we checked ourselves in with the door passcode provided by email. Our key was in an envelope sitting by the front counter with our name on it. Honestly, the hotel is okay. Nothing special. Just a room with a few shared bathrooms. It was quiet and clean. With a very early checkout, it was a bit of a struggle to find a means to the airport the next morning. As so one was able to be contacted after business hours, the only option was to make a very expensive phone call to a NZ taxi service and reserve a car for the morning. It was mildly inconvenient that no one is available after hours. Honestly, not much in Christchurch, NZ. It's a bit sad because of the earthquake a few years back, but it's true. It's a ghost town. Go to Queenstown instead.

      Reviewed March 04, 2015
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Amanda from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2014

      Beautiful and spotlessly clean”

      Cleanliness, bathroom layout, small dorm rooms (5)

      Great, everything so clean, bathrooms had everything you needed, caring allowing you to check out then hang around till your bus comes, great how you can check in late makes easy for travel, lovely how the beds are made properly with all layers, quiet house easy to sleep and nap

      Reviewed December 24, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Rowan from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2014

      They think of everything ”

      Extras like towel and hairdryer. Large, well-equipped kitchen. Spacious shower rooms.

      There was everything needed to make an overnight stay comfortable. There were bedside tables, hooks and hangers. No bunks. There was enough room in the shower to organise things and keep them dry. Also enough fridge save for everyone. What's more, they care about the environment and remind guests to recycle and conserve water. There was a slightly more mature clientele and genuine travellers, rather than people on working visas staying on. I would recommend this hostel.

      Reviewed December 05, 2014
      7.7
      Very good
      Elizabeth from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2014

      a comfortable one night stay”

      location, service and cleanliness

      A simple cosy stay. The hostel is near the hagley parks and botanic garden. A few mins walk to the nearby bus stops. Pity that the hairdyer and a couple of toilet doors were faulty. But the cleanliness was great. Nice stay overall.

      Reviewed November 03, 2014
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