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Dorset House Backpackers

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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“hagley park”(22 reviews)
“common room”(10 reviews)
“huge lounge”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome place. Neat and tidy. Kind staff, often willing to help. Highly recommended to everyone. Felt really comfortable so it was hard to leave. Has a car park and i am sure you can find one space. Fully organised in travellers point of view.More

Thank Sakthi N
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 13 May 2016

Hi Sakthi N, Thank you for your lovely review! So flattering to hear that you felt comfortable here and didn’t want to leave :) we are always more than happy to help our guests to ensure all have a fantastic stay. We do indeed have...More

Reviewed 6 May 2016

Dorset House Backpackers is fabulous and the house is beautiful. The entryway is very welcoming as you enter through a small garden walkway. My favorite room was the huge common room on the ground floor. The big bay windows are gorgeous. The floors upstairs are...More

Thank germanyfornow
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 8 May 2016

Hi germanyfornow, Thank you so much for your 5 star review – we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We are indeed very lucky with our location right next to beautiful Hagley Park, yet only a 15 minute walk to Cathedral...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Very clean and quiet place. More like a B&B than a hostel. Extremely clean and great facilities. Excellent communication pre-booking. Great location and the most well-stocked kitchen I have seen so far! Would really recommend a stay here.More

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Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 27 April 2016

Hi AbiJ80, Thank you so much for your warm 5-star review and recommendation- we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! It’s wonderful to hear that you found the facilities clean, the kitchen plentiful and our location convenient- we are...More

Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

It is probably the cleanest hostel we have stayed at in New Zealand. Good bus connection from the central bus station. Spacious lounge, adequate kitchen, fast internet and plenty of friendly backpackers around.More

Thank FavouriteSpots
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 8 April 2016

Hi FavouriteSpots, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad to hear that the hard work of our housekeepers has paid of! We will pass on your feedback to the team. We are indeed pretty lucky with...More

Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Nice staff, good location and clean facilities. The bed was very comfy and the wifi free, so everything you need is there. Good kitchen as well and nice bathrooms. Staff can help you with booking things and a bus to the airport for 8$ is...More

Thank Fuchsrot
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 3 April 2016

Hi Fuchsrot, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so honoured to read the title of your review! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our facilities and services, you can't really do without free unlimited WiFi nowadays. We are...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
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US$24 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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