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Dorset House Backpackers

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2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

We only spent one night at Dorset but was a good choice. Easy access (5 min walk) to the airport bus stop (bus number 29). Close the centre although its closed because of the earthquake. Jessica at the reception was helpful and give us a...More

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Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 18 March 2012

Hi, thank you so much for your stay with us and for your feedback. I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the location convenient. Many things have moved location in Christchurch recently - we are quite lucky now...More

Reviewed 20 July 2011

Nice stuff, can help you if you need to know something Twin room/ our double room (we stayed in those 2) on first floor were clean, and comfy, but during our stay, it was so hot, and there was no air-con or even a fan....More

1  Thank Viliv
Reviewed 29 April 2011

One thing I would say about Dorset - it's great! Despite the unfortunate earthquake that hit Christchurch, Dorset staff were more than accommodating. The hostel itself was in the "roped off" area, and I could not stay there. However, Angela made arrangements for me to...More

Thank alicevarren
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 11 May 2011

Hi there, thank you so much for your kind review. I'm glad your stay in the apartment was comfortable and that everything went smoothly for you while travelling through Christchurch. Definitely 'interesting times' but our guests were all so wonderful with the alternative arrangements we...More

Reviewed 16 March 2011

I read positive reviews about the Backpacker but they have been fully booked. As the 1 BR apartment was still available and the price was the same or slightly higher than the Backpacker it was an easy choice and we did not regret it. Having...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 27 January 2011

I stayed in Double room for 2 nights in November 2010 ... It was really great hotel Clean and comfortable.. shared bathroom and toilet always available wi fi internet was good .... nice living room and pool table Great management ! PS. Thanks for FREE...More

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Non-Smoking Hotel
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US$20 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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