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Dorset House Backpackers

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“hagley park”(22 reviews)
“common room”(10 reviews)
“huge lounge”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

You never know with backpackers' hostels, do you? Well this is one of the best we've used. Warm, dry, comfortable and friendly. Good guest facilities, including reliable wifi and a large well equipped lounge which is far enough away from the bedrooms that you can...More

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Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 1 September 2016

Hi Bob, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your lovely words. We are stoked to hear we have been one of the best hostels you have stayed at. Thank you also for your constructive feedback, we will take...More

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I wandered up to this hostel after hours and without a booking. Lucky for me, the receptionist was around and she got me set up in a lovely little room. There are no bunk beds here, the dorm rooms have 5 single beds. It's pretty...More

1  Thank Lauren B
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 15 August 2016

Hi Lauren, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed sleeping in a single bed, rather than the usual bunk beds hostels usually have. Even though we can’t fit as many people in...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Often something isn't what it seemed to be online.... this time I wasn't disappointed at all as it was even better! The staff was helpful and friendly, from making the booking per email to picking up my luggage I stored with them for the day....More

1  Thank Lydia B
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 3 August 2016

Hi Lydia, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed and glowing review, we really appreciate it! We’re so glad to hear everything went smooth with your late check-in and you enjoyed your stay. We’re absolutely stoked to hear we managed...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Dorset house is a "home from home" motel for me. The location is strategic and the beds are comfortable. Wifi signal is good. Washing machines are provided and I love their kitchen - big and utensils are provided.. there are few fridges in the kitchen...More

1  Thank Catherine L
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 26 July 2016

Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us in Christchurch and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you liked our hostel facilities such as our kitchen, free unlimited WiFi and comfy beds. We indeed...More

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The location of this hostel was perfect but I would only stay here again if I had too. I felt that the girl who checked me in was disinterested and just gave me my room key without even directing me to my room or pointing...More

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Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 2 July 2016

Hi happy_traveller992, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the central location of our hostel, our large kitchen and the cleanliness of the hostel and overall had a comfortable stay. However, we...More

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US$ 24 - 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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国琴 李
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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"Best to get a room away from the shower hall where very moist"
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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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