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Dorset House Backpackers

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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 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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Golf course
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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All reviews hagley park single room huge lounge common room quiet side street reception hours free wifi excellent kitchen city centre canterbury museum shared bathroom homely feel beautiful park communal kitchen enjoyed my stay botanical gardens old house
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I stayed at the backpackers for two nights and absolutely loved my stay there. Working in the hospitality industry myself, I tend to have a very scrutinized view about the places where I stay. But at the Dorset Backpacker I could not find any mistakes....More

Thank JatinC124
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Justin, Thank you for your very kind and detailed review! We are super flattered by your remarks - I will definitely be passing this on to the rest of our team. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Christchurch, we would certainly love...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Only been here for one week so far and I’ve extended for a few more while I job hunt. Staff are very polite and friendly, hostel is very clean and the kitchen is brilliant. Would recommend to anyone!!

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Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Jessie, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. It's been a pleasure to have you staying with us :-) Warm Regards Lori Dorset House Backpackers

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed in a 6 bed dorm, the beds were all singles no bunks! The room was fine, a light and plugs for each bed. There was lots of bathrooms, nice, spacious and they had hair dryers! The kitchen was slightly small for all the guests,...More

Thank Nina B
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Nina B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review following your stay with us in the 5- bed dorm :-) Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed all of our various facilities and our handy location. We do indeed have a...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Homely feel, stayed 3 nights had a lovely time. Made me feel like i was stepping into someone’s home and it was so peaceful. Staff made you feel special and would go the extra mile for you, the receptionist booked an Uber for me as...More

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

Hi Bethanyboo567, Thank you so much for your glowing review. It as lovely to hear that our staff went the extra mile to help you out, we are always striving to give our guests the best hostel experience - so happy to see this was...More

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

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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
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
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
Room Tips
"Select Norht upstairs, not too close to the toilets ;-)"
9 May 2018
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"You have a choice between private rooms and dorms."
2 Apr 2018
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"Quite room"
16 Mar 2018
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"Best to get a room away from the shower hall where very moist"
7 Jan 2018
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US$21 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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