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Seria, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Stayed for two nights in a double room after arriving in New Zealand. Room was warm and comfortable and bathrooms were very close by. Welcome from staff was friendly and late changes to our stay were accommodated swiftly. Very good breakfasts available around the corner at Strawberry Fare.

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for leaving us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Dorset House (especially since it was your first stay in New Zealand). We always try to turn on heaters and make the room cosy for late arrivals. Strawberry Fare is indeed one of our favourites (we also like Vics...

Brisbane Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I have stayed in quite a few backpackers over the years and it still amazes me the actions and disrespect some backpackers have for others and other peoples property :( I just stayed three (separate) nights at Dorset House during a fortnights visit to N.Z. On the three separate stays the state of the kitchen left by, obviously, different groups...

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am very sorry to hear that overall your stay was an average experience for you, as we strive to make our guests feel comfortable and well-cared for when staying with us at Dorset House. Although we are glad to hear you found our reception to be...

Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed here as a quick overnighter - we arrived 11pm and left 8am- in a double room. Was a very pleasant stay though, lovely building in a good location. Appreciated the late check-in with a well though out system and on site parking. Only downside was a mattress that was a bit soft and noise from nearby communal kitchen.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear our late night check-in procedure was convenient and you enjoyed your stay! Thanks also for the feedback in regards to the mattress and noise from the kitchen. We always try to close the kitchen door at night to minimise any noise levels,...

norwich
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This place was excellent. I couldn't really fault it. I decided on having my own room due to a late flight, and it was very nice and warm. It was no problem arriving late and everything was left for me. The hostel had all the necessary facilities that backpackers need. It was a 20 minute walk to the centre of...

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

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We always try to turn the heaters on before we leave to make sure the rooms are nice and warm for late arrivals. We’re glad to hear your room was indeed comfortable when you arrived (makes it so much nicer in winter)! Thank you also for...

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Really good packpackers, very friendly staff, very clean, nice bathrooms where you get a proper room, no bunk beds, good lounge, excellent kitchen- really everything you want. And you meet some of the best people!

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

Hi, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so glad to hear we offer everything you expect from a backpackers’. We agree that the best part of travelling and staying in hostels is meeting other travellers! We hope you are enjoying your travels and would love to have you stay again. Warm regards Hilde Dorset House Backpackers

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2013

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2013

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2013

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Milazzo, Italy
Reviewed 23 July 2013

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: £17 - £58 (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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