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Dorset House Backpackers

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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hagley park”(21 reviews)
“single room”(10 reviews)
“common room”(9 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Golf course
Laundry Service
2 Star accommodation
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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$19 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Traveller (59)
Room & Suite (31)
Dining (8)
Family and Play Areas (5)
Reviews (270)
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve tried several hostels here in Christchurch while staying at the South Island in the last months. This one is definitely my favorite. It’s clean, cozy, the staff is super friendly and the kitchen well equipped. Especially for me as a solo traveler it was...More

Thank Johannesh1696
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Johannes H, Thank you for your lovely review- it has been an absolute pleasure to have you stay! We are indeed in a good location with most sites within walking distance. We are so flattered to hear that we were your favourite hostel in...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely and very comfortable hostel directly at Hagley Park and close to the Botanical Gardens. Nice rooms, single beds!, very clean, well equipped kitchen, super friendly and helpful reception staff. And the house itself is just beautiful. I would definitely stay there again!More

Thank Alexandra B
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Alexandra B, Thank you for your kind 5 star review, we are so happy to hear that enjoyed your stay at Dorset House! We think the house is very beautiful too. We would love to have you stay again 😊 Warm Regards Lori Dorset...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

Very friendly staff. I initially booked two nights but extended my stay twice on the last day and they arranged that I didn't have to move rooms, so excellent service! The hostel is clean and has a really nice atmosphere which make you feel very...More

Thank LilianK416
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Lilian K, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are always more than happy to arrange for you to stay in the same room when extending whenever it’s possible- makes it easier for you and us too 😊 Glad to hear you...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This charming old house is a well placed base to explore Christchurch. It is in a quiet street which is nice. Communication prior to arrival was Good, with a shuttle being booked and the envelopes for check in worked well. Everything was clean and comfortable....More

Thank supersunshine
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Supersunshine, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really thrilled to hear that you found communication from our staff made your arrival run smoothly and that you found our hostel clean and comfortable 😊 We appreciate your feedback...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018

The room is very clean, The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom and kitchen are clean and nice feeling to use them. The hostel is a warm and cozy place to stay. I booked two nights on arrival, and after traveling two months, I...More

Thank gevaorly
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Gevaorly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind review. How lovely to hear that you found the hostel warm, cosy and clean- that is exactly what we strive for. Always great to see a familiar face again at the end...More

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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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"Select Norht upstairs, not too close to the toilets ;-)"
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"You have a choice between private rooms and dorms."
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"Quite room"
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"Best to get a room away from the shower hall where very moist"
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