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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 2 December 2015

A gorgeous character building right across the street from Hagley park. Best prices for a room in town to boot. I rented a room with a double bed for three days and it was absolutely an A+ experience. It's located in a quiet area and ringed by a quaint English style garden. I had a great view of a courtyard...

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Martin, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s such an honour to be called ‘best place in town’. We’re glad to hear you had a great experience with us, from the free unlimited WiFi to the facilities and services. I will pass on your kind words to the team....

Leeds
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Girl on reception was very friendly and helpful. Room was lovely and spacious with a comfortable double bed (booked a standard double room). Bathroom facilities were very clean and the shower was powerful. Big lounge area and the property is well located by a South Hagley park and a 10-15 min walk to the centre of town. You can get...

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Duncan, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear your enjoyed the hostel facilities such as our big lounge, clean bathrooms and your double room. We’re indeed quite lucky with our location; right next to Hagley Park, the airport bus and only a 10 to...

Sneek, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 November 2015

I stayed twice in this hostel and both had such a good time. The beds are really nice (no bunkbeds) and the common room is just great! They have so many couches and even a free pool table. I would definitely go here again :).

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Mrielie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for coming back a second time! We're pretty stoked with our big lounge with free pool table, as it's a great place to meet other travellers or relax. We hope you enjoy the rest...

Coimbra, Portugal
Reviewed 25 November 2015

- the hostel clearly needs to be renovated; the floor and the beds are really noisy; if you're not a heavy sleeper, then you should think twice before booking this hostel; - the kitchen was a mess everyday (contrarily to other hostels, I never saw staff cleaning it); - the restrooms were really smelly; - the internet signal was poor...

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Ricardo, We appreciate your comments, but we believe they are factually incorrect and we would like to address these below. 1. We are in a gorgeous wooden Victorian building (built in 1871) with great character. We carried out extensive renovations to the interior and exterior in 2012 and again early in 2015. Our 4+ Qualmark rating and our 4.5...

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I booked this hostel based on the reviews that is was a quiet and clean hostel, for my last 2 nights in New Zealand, hoping to get a good night sleep. The hostel is located just a little bit outside the "city center", but still very close, and it is a nice walk through the park. The dorm rooms only...

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Eefje, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good night sleep the second night. Unfortunately we never know who snores and in a Shared Room there is always a chance that someone does, but appreciate it’s far from ideal (we...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The staff are so friendly and helpful and the rooms and facilities are wonderful, clean, very well equipped. My partner and I stayed in a double room (shared bathroom). Slept like logs on a comfy bed.

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Melanie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed the hostel facilities and found staff to be friendly. We try our best to make everyone feel at home and I will pass on your lovely words to the team. We hope you enjoy the rest of your...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This place is lovely, it feels more like a cute home than a hostel! Friendly staff, everywhere is so clean, nice modern bathrooms and a big TV room. Kitchen had lots of free food bits to use, free spices and tea and coffee facilities. The bed was one of the comfiest i've stayed in travelling, slept well every night and...

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Eloise, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review (I will pass on your kind words to the team). We’re glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your feedback in regards to our friendly staff, clean & comfy facilities and modern bathrooms. We hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your trip just as much...

Otaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I stayed two nights in a single room which was small, basic but comfortable. Lovely welcome to find the room heater and electric blanket on when I arrived. Off-road parking was a real bonus. As was being next to Hagley Park and the Botanical Gardens. Easy walk to restaurants. The shower for rooms 14-17, I was in room 14, was...

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Vicki B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. When we know it will be a cold night we try and make the room as comfortable as possible and we’re glad to hear you enjoyed this. Thank you also for your feedback in regards to our location and hostel facilities. We indeed have 6 free...

Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed in a dorm room and it was very nice - no bunk beds and the mattresses were great. Each person got their own nightstand and lamp, and the room didn't feel crowded at all. The building was always clean and the living room was a great place to meet other backpackers or just relax. The only minor thing...

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Stephl301, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our facilities and the cleanliness of the hostel. We always try to be as welcoming as possible. We’re sorry to hear you didn’t have enough WiFi vouchers on your first night here (reception closes at 6pm as we generally don’t have...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is my go to backpackers if I need a cheap night's accommodation in christchurch. Book online and you get lots of free wifi. Showers are great, beds are made up and no bunks. Kitchen has all the goods to make a tasty meal.

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DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi PureLifeNZ, Thank you very much for your kind review and comments. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you choose us as your regular accommodation provider when you are in Christchurch! We noticed that you gave us a 4-star rating- If you had the time we would love for you to let us know if there is anything we...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, internet, WiFi, DVD's, cable, kitchen, balcony, guest laundry and free off-street parking. A selection of single, double and twin rooms are available, with fully made beds. Enjoy a stroll to Cathedral Square, or indulge in cafes & shopping on Victoria St. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dorset House Backpackers

Address: 1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: ₹ 1,441 - ₹ 4,847 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dorset House Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“rooms on the park pretty quiet , off street so i didn't notice noise”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 2 - window looks out to Hagley park and right opposite kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles 799lydiab, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a private room w double bed”
 of 5 bubbles EddingtonTravel, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Double storey building with staircase to second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles paulwT4925LM, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Be prepared to haul your luggage up one flight of stairs and choose a room which is away from the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles ShailajaVora, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
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