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Get an overview of this hotelVictorian Christchurch hostel in Christchurch City Centre, near Canterbury Museum


Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Christchurch Casino and Canterbury Museum. Riccarton House is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.

Property Features

This smoke-free hostel features coffee/tea in the lobby, laundry facilities, and a computer station. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and a TV in the lobby are onsite.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and showers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dorset House Backpackers features tour/ticket assistance, ski storage, and a garden. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a train station pick-up service. This Victorian hostel also offers coffee/tea in the lobby, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Dorset House Backpackers is a smoke-free property.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Computer station 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Ski storage 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 17 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Train station pickup (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1871 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Shared bathroom 
  • Shower only 

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests planning to arrive after 6 PM must contact the property prior to arrival to receive late check-in instructions.
Guests can contact the office using the contact details provided in the reservation confirmation received after booking via this Web site.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property does not allow children.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

Hotel Name

National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.0 stars.

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