We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dorset House Backpackers

251 reviews
Save
Traveller (59)
Room & Suite (31)
Dining (8)
Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“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
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (251)Write a Review
Filter reviews
219 results
Traveller rating
107
80
24
5
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
107
80
24
5
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviewshagley parkcommon roomhuge loungesingle roomfree wifiquiet side streetexcellent kitchencanterbury museumafter hourscity centrevictoria stcommunal kitchenbeautiful parkcommunal areashomely feelbotanical gardenselectric blankets
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 219 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed twice at Dorset house, was so impressed the first time i came back the following week and stayed again :) Really nice old villa style building, big spacious bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms and great kitchen! Quiet setting next to nice park but still very...More

Thank Sam Y
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded yesterday

Hi Sam Y, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are stoked to hear you found us to be the best budget accommodation hands down 😊 I will pass on your lovely words to the team, as they work...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dorset is a clean and sweet little hostel, the staff had been really kind and I would absolutely come again! Christchurch was different than I expected, but is also auch small charming City. Beste wishes!More

Thank sistamarie2018
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

Hi sistamarie2018, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad to hear you found our staff to be really kind and you enjoyed your stay at Dorset House, we will pass on your kind words to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed staying at Dorset House – the building has character, and the other guests were all friendly and interesting too. The reception desk is only open 9-5, which can be problematic if you're expecting otherwise, but they do a good job of organising things...More

Thank sairriess
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi sairriess, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you have found your stay comfortable and the hostel to be homey. We are a 15 minute walk to the Canterbury Museum or Cathedral Square. The Bus...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful character house, clean bathrooms and rooms. The communal kitchen had plenty of cooking and eating space. Lots of cooking utensils and great to be able to leave food for others on departure. Laundry was great. Lovely outdoor space in the garden or kitchen balcony....More

Thank KiwiKJL
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

KiwiKJL, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay at Dorset House and found our facilities and services perfect. We absolutely try our hardest to make everyone feel welcome at our backpackers...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

A stunning property with very comfortable beds and none of them bunks. The rooms and communal areas are big and the staff extremely helpful. It is a short stroll into the town centre and a stones throw from a beautiful park. I could not recommend...More

Thank Nick P
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 14 January 2018

Hi Nick P, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you found our staff to be extremely helpful during your stay! We are indeed petty lucky to be right next to beautiful Hagley Park, especially on...More

View more reviews
PreviousNext
12345644
About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Details
Price range
US$24 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$24 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (59)
Room & Suite (31)
Dining (8)
Family and Play Areas (5)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Maha V
6 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
国琴 李
11 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
2
Votes
Room Tips
"Best to get a room away from the shower hall where very moist"
Read review
"Do not book here at all if you think you may have a travel disruption out of your control"
Read review
"Closeness to the bathrooms is a plus."
Read review
"rooms on the park pretty quiet , off street so i didn't notice noise"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing