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Dorset House Backpackers

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Overview
1 Dorset Street PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Golf course
Laundry Service
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

This place only re-opened a week or so before I arrived and because of recent works is very clean and fresh. The location is an easy walkng distance to everything including the 'Restart' shopping area adjacent to the red zone and the Westfield shopping centre,...More

Thank sweetpants
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 3 April 2012

Hi, Just wanted to say thank you for staying with us, and for reviewing your stay at Dorset House. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and that you found your late arrival easy and the location good. All the best with your travels and thanks...More

Reviewed 16 March 2012

I usually stay in mid range places but thought I'd like to save a bit of money for my last night before returning home so I booked a single room in Dorset House backpackers in Christchurch at the cost of $72 NZ (about $65 AUD)....More

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

Hi there, Thank you for your review, and for your constructive feedback on Dorset House. Dorset House has long been known for its charming historic building (which was fully redecorated this year) and great guest facilities. I am very sorry to hear that this wasn’t...More

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

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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$20 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$20 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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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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Room Tips
"Select Norht upstairs, not too close to the toilets ;-)"
Comptoir42
9 May 2018
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"You have a choice between private rooms and dorms."
gevaorly
2 Apr 2018
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"Quite room"
510mickg
16 Mar 2018
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"Best to get a room away from the shower hall where very moist"
JessicaP200
7 Jan 2018
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