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Dorset House Backpackers
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed 6 October 2010

Dorset House is just plain GREAT. Quiet, clean, comfortable, complete amenities and safe neighborhood. Highly recommended to all will be traveler to Christchurch.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2010

This backpackers out of all the ones we stayed in was the most like a home. The facilities were great, kitchen was clean and the rooms were tidy. The staff were very friendly. I would recommend this place without hesitation.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2010

I was a solo female over 50 and I stayed here three nights. One night on my way to Franz Joseph and a week later two nights. The first time I arrived late and everything worked as planned. I had a code to access the locked front door. The key was available as planned and my room was very nice. One special thing to say about this place is that you can get the heat you need. There is an electric radiator heater plus an electric heater under the bottom sheet. I booked a single room. The rooms are small and only have a bed, night stand and lamp, TV mounted on the wall and hooks on the back of the door for clothes. The kitchen was clean and cheerful. I was able to leave a bag there the first time I was there to pick up when I returned. The house is about a 10 minute walk to town. A little farther from town then some places, but then also in a quiet neighborhood. Internet was available and computers for use. Another great thing was that the front desk was very helpful directing me to activities of interest and they made the phone calls to make reservations for tours and for shuttle pickup to the airport. Mostly 18-25 year old backpackers so if you are older you are in a group by yourself. The cost of a taxi from Cathedral Square to Dorset House was $8NZ.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2010

The rooms and bathrooms were cleaned daily by a friendly group of cleaners. The rooms were spacious and the communal area had tv with a library of dvds and a free pool table and a vending machine. The only downside was the unreliable internet access. Really enjoyed my stay there.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2010

We love the heated mattress and it was a comfort to know that they have it here at dorset house. Except that their heater is not too strong, however during non-winter times should not be an issue ;) The staff is really friendly and they have cool lounge and kitchen! It was so cosy that even during winter times, it simply warmed our hearts. :)

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dorset House Backpackers

Property: Dorset House Backpackers
Address: 1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,293 - ₹ 3,814
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dorset House Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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