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1 Dorset Street, 8014 Christchurch, New Zealand – Show map
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Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 10 years are welcome.
Extra beds are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Located next to the Botanical Gardens, Canterbury Museum and Hagley Park, YMCA Christchurch features accommodations with free off-street parking.
Score from 963 reviews Good
Featuring 2 guest lounges and a communal kitchen, YHA Christchurch is located opposite the Arts Centre, just 150 metres from the Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park.
Score from 510 reviews Good
Just a 10-minute walk from Christchurch city centre, Cathedral Square and Art Gallery, City Worcester Motel offers free WiFi, free newspapers and free on-site parking.
Score from 255 reviews Good
Located just a 20-minute walk from Christchurch City Centre, At The Right Place offers BBQ facilities and free on-site parking.
Score from 83 reviews Review score
Great location beside the park and gardens, lovely staff and very chilled out lounge room. Wifi was also excellent.
Lovely setting for hostel Had very good facilities Cleaned regulary Beds very comfortable Very friendly staff Wifi brilliant was able to contact home regularly Would recommend Dorset House to others love the garden
Nothing really enjoyed staying at Dorset House would highly recommend it to others
Location is ok, close to the park and walking distance to the center. Kitchens are big enough. Dutch hostel manager was friendly
Bed bugs !!!!!! Instayed in a private room for 2 nights (which was quite small but affordable for NZ terms). After the first night already woke up the next morning with red bumps and itchy but thought it was from the sun or mosquitos. The 2nd evening however was laying on the bed watching tv and just felt getting bitten. When I had a closer look I found little biting bed bugs all over the place, when looking even closer behind the bed and between the cracks of the bed and mattress I was horriefied !!!! Absolutly full of nast biting bed bugs!!!!! I obviosly did not sleep that night and spend the whole next morning desinfecting my cloths and belongings ( in the dryer because the pest control wouldnt show up in time since I had to catch a flight in the afternoon). The guys that stayed in the room before me moved to the dormitory in the same building... so wouldnt surprise me if there were more beds invested. Worst stay in NZ by far !!!!
The Botanic garden is right behind the hostel within walking distance. The building is old fashion but very cozy inside.
Comfortable,handy location,reasonable rates
Overall it's a great hostel, well organised and clean. especially like the flower path and kitchen. great for backpackers!
Reception personal, location, clean and facilites
Only 200 MB internet, in my opinion is a few expensive
Great location for access to cafes and pubs, comfy rooms, cosy atmosphere and common room, shared kitchen and balcony great for summer drinks. The private rooms are more than a hostel, with a TV, it's more like a basic motel with shared bathroom facilities.
It is a very homie place, very comfortable and with everything you need. Very clean even if the bathroom is in common, so no problem at all! The staff is very friendly and helpful. If I will ever come back to christchurch, I will surely stay at Dorset!!
Quite good position, near to city centre (15 minutes walk), nice staff, good facilities and clean enough. Room was standard.
There are free spices shelf for cooking in the kitchen. free wifi, hair dryer. 3 minutes walk to airport bus stop
dorm room door cannot be locked.
Nice house, cosy atmosphere, free wifi, helpful people (late check-in was well-organised, as well as airport shuttle)
Not the best value for money
The roomates was nice.Bonus,short way to city and for the public transport.The personal was gentle.
Had share kitchen and wifi as well as lockable bath rooms.
Abit dirty, no night staff. Classic cheap hostel but not really that cheap.
No bunk beds, near to Victoria street with restaurants
30 minute walk to New World supermarket
Great location: just by a big park but easy walk into town. Convenient for bus from airport. Friendly and peaceful.
This hostel is in a lovely old house close to the centre of Christchurch - it's a 2-minute walk to Hagley Park, which is a nice way to reach the town centre. There is free car parking around the back of the hostel. The kitchen was well-equipped and spacious, with a nice rooftop terrace area with additional tables. The rooms were a good size, the bed was super comfy and there was a TV. Showers had great water pressure and plenty of hot water. The whole hostel was clean and well looked after, and there are all kinds of interesting historic artefacts dotted around on the walls. The staff were very friendly.
Location is really good. Near museum, Avon river, park just by walk u can reach. Like the security door in this hostel.
This is a historical house that's why facilities bit old. Room looks bit dirty and faded carpet. There's construction going on near the house. Light sleeper should consider it.
Friendly staff and very good facilities and value for money overall. Liked the house, its history and its location. Bed was clean and comfortable thank you.
Shower was cold or tepid. My single room had a lingering odour of sweaty feet, perhaps in the carpet.
Friendly, great location. Great shuttle service to airport. Very clean hostel, I'll definitky reccomend it.
Location, big and clean kitchen, clean toilets and bathrooms
Tv didn't work
This hostel was clean and tidy, with excellent facilities. I stayed in a six bed dorm (no bunk beds here) and the beds were really comfortable. The kitchen was clean and the TV room huge and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again if I ever visit Christchurch again! Location also good - right next to Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens.
Nothing - this was a really great stay.
The accommodation was very clean
Although clean, bed sheets, bath towels, bathroom was very clean, my room was a little bit smelly
there is a TV inside the double room. The room is clean.
there is not enough parking. a little far walk from the supermarket and the city center.
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