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1 Dorset Street PO Box 21083, Christchurch 8144 New Zealand
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#4 of 156 in Christchurch
Perfectly located central city, boutique hostel in historic 1871 home, in a lovely quiet garden setting and next to beautiful Hagley Park. You will find everything needed including a guest lounge with pool table, DVD's, Freeview TV, free unlimited WiFi throughout the hostel, kitchen, balcony, guest laundry and free off-street parking (on a 'first come first serve' basis). A selection of 5-bed dorms (single beds), 8-bed bunk rooms (bunk beds), single, double and twin rooms are available. Enjoy a stroll to Cathedral Square, or indulge in cafes & shopping on Victoria St.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch
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Anna D wrote a review Apr 2020
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Very nice place, my go-to accommodation when I'll be back in Christchurch. Clean, well organized, big kitchen that feels like at home. Amazing staff. When I came in the middle of the cold night (no problems with late check in) I saw a note that staff left for me informing that they left heater, electric blanket and lamp on. It was such a nice gesture. This whole place have a homey vibe.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Cody J wrote a review Mar 2020
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Amazing, small-business hostel with many like-minded travelers to meet along the way. The nice kitchen and outdoor deck area provided a tranquil respite from the hustle of Christchurch. Very responsive and helpful over email - I sent a package of my photography gear ahead to them and they held it for almost a month with no issues.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Coco123 wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
Very nice place, nice staff and great location. Close to the park, botanical garden and museum and only 20 minutes walk to the city center. Nice rooms, enough bathrooms, washrooms and a great kitchen are available. Would love to come back!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
Matthew wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
My testimonial is that this is the only place I stay every time I am in Christchurch. very helpful and welcoming staff, a historical architecture with good vibes in it, close to the city centre on a very quiet street.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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omarmo wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Amazing hostel, had a nice touch with the stained glass windows in the lounge. Nice spacious place, nice showers, extremely helpful front desk staff. Will definitely stay again, enjoyed the people and the place.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dorset House Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Dorset House Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Victoria Street Clock Tower (0.3 km), Red Light District (0.2 km), and Knox Church (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dorset House Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Dorset House Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dorset House Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include King of Snake, Pedro's House of Lamb, and Spice Paragon Victoria Street.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dorset House Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dorset House Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Dorset House Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.2 km), Mona Vale (1.6 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (7.8 km).