General Description Welcome to Dorset House. Steeped in history and situated next to beautiful Hagley Park, Dorset House backpackers hostel provides comfortable budget accommodation in Christchurch, New Zealand. Refurbished in 2006 without losing its essential character, Dorset House is a boutique backpackers hostel in a historic 1871 character building. With a Qualmark rating of 4-Star (excellent), it is a unique and relaxing environment from which to enjoy all that Christchurch has to offer. Our 17 guest rooms offer delightful budget accommodation, with a wide range of guest facilities and tourist services available within the hostel. There are no bunk beds here and all beds are fully made with fresh linen. Dorset House is located in Dorset St, next to Hagley Park in central Christchurch. Free WiFi access available in the public areas of the hostel (kitchen and lounge). Also available - one and two bedroom self-contained apartments at Dorset Apartments, our separate apartment building in the heart of the city on Peterborough St. The apartment building is 5 minutes walk from Cathedral Square, a lovely character house. All apartments are fully furnished with carparking and wifi access available. Important: if you book an apartment please contact our office at Dorset House between 8am - 6pm for check-in instructions and your door access code, as the apartments do not have a separate reception. Located in the heart of the city and close to airport and public transport links, your ability to explore the attractions and sights of Christchurch is unlimited. Dorset House Backpackers & Dorset Apartments offer a range of guest accommodation options, and are the perfect choices for your New Zealand holiday. Enjoy the history and splendour of Christchurch at your back door. We look forward to meeting you! Attractions Christchurch is a busy city, with heaps to do. It"s home to numerous summer festivals and sports events, and there is always something happening. Right in the central city, Dorset House is in the middle of things, including the Arts Centre, Museum, Art Galleries and lots of fabulous shopping. Christchurch"s Summertimes Festival runs from November until March, and offers a host of free outdoor concerts in Hagley Park, including a Christmas concert, and Classical Fireworks concert, city-sponsored live music, and more. Keep your eye out for free theatre in the botanic gardens, the popular ghost tours at the Arts Centre, local markets, exhibits and summer events. The World Buskers Festival happens every January, with international quality acts on the streets of the central city. In February, view the carpets of flowers at the Cathedral, during the Flower Festival. Make the most of what"s happening! Car Parking Free off-street car parking is available in our carpark behind the hostel. If full, street parking is available outside the hostel. Apartments: each apartment has one carpark allocated to it. Child Policy We regret that children under the age of 10 are not permitted at Dorset House. Children between 10 and 18 years of age are welcome when traveling with a parent or guardian. Adult rates apply. Dorset Apartments do welcome young families with cot and high chair hire available (please contact Dorset House reception to request these, $10 charge per item).
1 Dorset Street Central City
High-speed Internet, Parking, Airport shuttle, Tour Desk, Bar / Lounge, 24
Hour Reception, Non-Smoking Rooms, Safe-Deposit Box, Refrigerator, Bath /
Hot Tub, Kitchenette, Coffee / Tea Maker, Microwave, Hair Dryer, TV,
Laundry service, Garden
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