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Dorset House Backpackers

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Overview
1 Dorset Street PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Golf course
Laundry Service
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff made my experience there exceptional. I arrived a couple of hours before a tour I wanted to take that day. The staff made several calls to get me into the tour. My only small complaint was the limited time the reception office was...More

Thank BackPacker573807
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 5 days ago

Hi BackPacker573807, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear our staff made your experience with us exceptional, we will pass on your kind feedback. We try our utmost best to ensure everyone enjoys their...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I liked this place, quiet but not unsocial. It was very clean, comfy beds friendly and helpful reception. Good WiFi and close enough to walk to cbd (18mins) The lounge area was nice with lots of comfy sofas. Kitchen had everything I needed and was...More

Thank Clayre J
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 8 October 2018

Hi Clayre J, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. We’re so glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be helpful and the hostel to be clean and comfy. Our dorm rooms indeed...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I'd highly recommend staying at this hostel. It's the best hostel I've ever stayed at, and I've been to many around the world. It's a home away from home and you're not just treated like a number. It's located centrally but at the same time...More

Thank Niall M
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 30 July 2018

Hi Niall Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us over the winter- we give you 5 stars as well! The team wish you all the best for the future- don't...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018

The hostel is comfortable and the staff is very friendly. Is near the city centre. The room was warm and clean. The kitchen has everything you need and the bathrooms were clean. the hostel is near the museum and the botanical garden,More

Thank javierpinosaavedra
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 17 July 2018

Hi javierpinosaavedra, Thanks for staying with us and leaving us such a great review! We are truly honored that you think we're the best in NZ! Lovely to hear that you found the room clean and warm and that the kitchen suited your needs. We...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The hostel is really nice, close to the city center and many bars and restaurant. I particularly appreciated the kindness and professionality of the staff, Lori made my stay very comfortable. Nice single room, warm, the only downside would be the shared bathroom, very cold...More

Thank GiuliaP2512
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 16 July 2018

Hi Giulia, Thank you for your kind review- it was a pleasure to have you stay with us over the weekend! Thank you also for your comments regarding our facilities, staff and location :-) You are correct, that bathroom does not have a heater for...More

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Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$20 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$20 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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r0semaree
20 April 2018|
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Response from DorsetHouseChch | Property representative |
Hi r0semaree, Thank you for your message :-) That is not a problem at all! Our reception closes at 5:00pm, if we don't see you before then we leave out a late-arrival envelope at reception with your room key and WiFi so... More
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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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Room Tips
"Select Norht upstairs, not too close to the toilets ;-)"
Comptoir42
9 May 2018
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"You have a choice between private rooms and dorms."
gevaorly
2 Apr 2018
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"Quite room"
510mickg
16 Mar 2018
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"Best to get a room away from the shower hall where very moist"
JessicaP200
7 Jan 2018
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