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Dorset House Backpackers

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  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
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“hagley park”(21 reviews)
“common room”(10 reviews)
“huge lounge”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our brief stay at Dorset House. We found the staff on reception friendly and helpful. The building is a little worn around the edges, but it's an old building and has a certain charm about it. It was really nice having a...More

Thank Sarah S
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Hi Sarah S, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you have found our staff to be friendly and helpful! The hostel is indeed quite old as it was built in 1871, but we always have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Conditions of rooms and bathrooms was standard. We arrived at 5pm and were surprised to find no one at reception for us to check-in. Sign saying closed at 5pm, despite our reservation confirmation saying reception closed at 6pm. No key was left for us so...More

Thank Jessica P
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jessica P, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We fully understand you were not impressed with our service and we do take all feedback on board. There is no excuse to why an envelope with key was not left...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to stay! We highly recommend staying here. The house is clean and well maintained with a lovely garden. All rooms were warm, clean and comfortable. Great showers and toilets, nice to see a focus on caring for the water supply and well organised...More

Thank Julia A
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Hi Julia A, Thank you for leaving us a review. So nice to hear you found Boo Radleys across the road from us, it’s a lovely little place with live music and good food 😊 Thank you also for your feedback regarding our cleanliness, facilities...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place feels more like a homely B&B than a hostel, it’s really nice here. We had a double room on the ground floor which was very comfortable. A towel and soap were included in the price of a double (but I don’t think that’s...More

Thank Michael B
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Hi Michael B, Thanks you so much for taking the time to leave us such a detailed and wonderful review! We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff work really hard on keeping the hostel clean and helping at...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$46 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$46 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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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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