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Dorset House Backpackers

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“hagley park”(23 reviews)
“huge lounge”(4 reviews)
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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 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 11 January 2018

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 1 January 2018 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 11 January 2018

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

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This hostel was fine (just fine) for what it costs. Perfectly serviceable, and it was nice there were so many bathrooms and showers. Wifi was good. Overall this place is pretty worn around the edges. The common room smells weird, so no one really hung...More

Thank amflhu88
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 19 December 2017

Hi amflhu88, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you found the WiFi to work well for you and found the hostel to have plenty of bathrooms, we indeed never see any queues for the bathrooms....More

Reviewed 17 December 2017

Overall a wonderful place to stay. Very charming, shabby-chic house with a lot of character. Nice shared/lounge spaces; bathrooms were always clean; friendly and helpful reception; plenty of individual showers, never had to wait; nice and quiet location near the botanical gardens and Canterbury Museum....More

Thank EJLALALAND
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 18 December 2017

Hi EJLALALAND, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay and found the hostel to be clean and reception to be friendly. We are most definitely not a party hostel and...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Too bad I was in Dorset House only for one night. Maybe a map of surrounding area would be nice. It would be easier to find a store etc. Kitchen is great and it seems to work as a lounge even though there's a huge...More

Thank Heikki R
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 10 December 2017

Hi Heikki R, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re really glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us! We are indeed pretty lucky with our huge lounge with beautifully stained windows. We have a large map at...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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