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It doesn't feel like a backpackers - more like a house. What I really like is the hostel has a nice building and architecture.
The bathrooms are like at home - a single private shower and toilet and basin rather than a big communal bathroom....More
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 23 May 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay and felt at home at Dorset House. We are indeed pretty lucky with our location next to beautiful...More
As a "backpacker" hostel, we had to use a communal bathroom down the hall and a communal kitchen, well-equipped with all the necessities. Sometimes the kitchen was a little crowded but the spirit of sharing and cooperating made it bearable. We met people from all...More
Thank Ken M
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 31 May 2017
Hi Ken M,
Thank you for leaving us a review following your stay with us in Christchurch.
It's great to hear your time at Dorset House offered you an excellent introduction to New Zealand and you met some lovely fellow travelers offering good recommendations!
I spent 2 nights here after arriving in Christchurch (single room). The hostel is located in a quiet side street with the city centre and the park being within walking distance. It has a large common room and a fully equipped kitchen. The single room...More
Thank Sondra K
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 28 April 2017
Hello Sondra K,
Thank you for writing us a review and choosing your stay with us in Christchurch.
We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our location and facilities- we also love the fact that it’s a quiet and quaint little street next to the park...More
Bedrooms, bathrooms and communal rooms clean and well-presented. Staff helpful and friendly. Worth the extra couple of dollars over your usual backpackers. Convenient for park and gardens and bus pick ups from Canterbury museum.More
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 17 March 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us and found our hostel to be clean and well-presented! Our team work really hard each day to ensure the...More
Perfect stay, thank you for everything.
Very nice staff, beautiful house, clean rooms and bathrooms. Located near the park and a walk of 15 minutes from cathedral square.
Strongly recommend this place.More
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 1 March 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review us following your stay!
We are ecstatic to see you have left us with a perfect 5-star rating and a strong recommendation for future travelers. Our staff do make every effort to be kind and...More
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US$ 20 - US$ 65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from DorsetHouseChch | Property representative |
Absolutely! please take note of the 4-digit security code sent in your confirmation email to enter the building after hours where we will have a late-arrival envelope arranged for you with your room key and... More
Absolutely! please take note of the 4-digit security code sent in your confirmation email to enter the building after hours where we will have a late-arrival envelope arranged for you with your room key and instructions to connect to our free unlimited WiFi.
Have you sorted your transport options to get from the airport to Dorset House? we recommend booking a shuttle as they are much cheaper than a taxi and run 24/7- unfortunately the number 29 airport bus does not run after 11:00pm.
If you would like us to arrange you a shuttle please send us an email with your flight number- we would be more than happy to book that for you to ensure your arrival runs smoothly :-)
Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can provide any further assistance- we look forward to welcoming you to Dorset House!
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We reached Christchurch at 1 am and we were still able to check-in without any problems whatsoever. Write an email to them with your flight details and they leave your room keys in an envelope. We took a Super Shuttle right... More
We reached Christchurch at 1 am and we were still able to check-in without any problems whatsoever. Write an email to them with your flight details and they leave your room keys in an envelope. We took a Super Shuttle right outside the airport. I guess the hostel arranges a pickup as well. Have a good trip to NZ!
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