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    Dorset House Backpackers

    1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
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    • Excellent48%
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    “hagley park” (21 reviews)
    “single room” (10 reviews)
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    21 - 25 of 207 reviews

    Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

    I stayed there for 2 nights. Kitchen was really well equipped! Staff was ver friendly. Dorms were relatively spacious. Showers were really clean and quite many available (enough for when I was there). It's a cute comfortable atmosphere. Not very far from Center so easy...More

    Thank Anja S
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 18 January 2017

    Hi Anja S, Thank you very much for your lovely review and 5-stars! We are super happy to hear you found the facilities spacious, clean and cute :-) We've got bathroom facilities upstairs as well as on the ground floor to ensure these are constantly...More

    Reviewed 24 December 2016

    Really liked the atmosphere. Rooms clean, showers warm, good mixed crowd hangs out there (not the young party backpackers), staff was always super friendly and helpful. Free parking. Most people hang out in the kitchen despite there is a larger room downstairs. If that room...More

    Thank whiteorbit1
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 26 December 2016

    Hi whiteorbit1, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us some feedback following your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the facilities and atmosphere of the hostel, we've had a great bunch of guests staying with us this season- we...More

    Reviewed 20 December 2016

    What I really like is the hotel has a nice building and architecture, clean rooms and bathrooms, staff is nice, kitchen facilities are complete, location is also good, walking distance to interesting placesMore

    Thank Niantiaulia
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 23 December 2016

    Hi Niantiaulia, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled to hear you found our staff to be nice, the hostel to be comfortable and clean and our location to be good as well :) Thank you for choosing...More

    Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

    With hostels like this around I can't understand how others get away with being so poor. Dorset house has single beds (not bunk beds) which is a nice treat for a traveller! The rooms aren't that spacious but it could be a lot worse if...More

    Thank Macolo3
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 9 December 2016

    Hi Macolo3, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your lovely words! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We could indeed put three sets of bunks in (and sleep 6 people) which would give...More

    Reviewed 15 November 2016

    I recently stayed in Christchurch due to a course i was attending so last minute i found a we place in dorset street, dorset house backpackers, service was great, nothing was an issue, they changed rooms quickly when i wanted a room with an outside...More

    Thank Danielle A
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 18 November 2016

    Hi Danielle, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We are always happy to help whenever possible to ensure our guests enjoy their stay to the fullest :) One of our...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • US$ 21 - US$ 65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Maha V
    6 April 2016|
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    Response from DorsetHouseChch | Property representative |
    Hi Juaymah, 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
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    11 July 2015|
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    Response from Kartos | Reviewed this property |
    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
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    "Do not book here at all if you think you may have a travel disruption out of your control"
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    "Closeness to the bathrooms is a plus."
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    "rooms on the park pretty quiet , off street so i didn't notice noise"
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    "I was in room 2 - window looks out to Hagley park and right opposite kitchen."
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