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Dorset House Backpackers

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“hagley park”(22 reviews)
“common room”(10 reviews)
“huge lounge”(4 reviews)
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Breakfast included
2.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 27 April 2010

Well, I arrived in the backpackers a few hours ago after a delayed flight from Melbourne and several hours of dossing about only to find that the staff had left an envelope with my key inside - perfect! Opened the door to my room and...More

Thank dinkle78
Reviewed 26 April 2010

My wife and I stayed here twice, at the beginning of our NZ "holiday" and at the end. I loved the first time - the Dorset House was magical - it is in a quiet neighborhood directly adjacent to a large city park and only...More

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Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 2 May 2010

Hi, thank you for your feedback and for your comments on your stays at Dorset House. We appreciate all our feedback – the good and the bad – as it helps to know where we have got things right and where we have gone wrong...More

Reviewed 3 April 2010

We really enjoyed the one night we stayed. Two bedrooms easily fit our family of 5. Old style but very comfortable and well equipped with kitchen and laundry. The only thing I'd say is the noise from behind and upstairs disturbed my sleep, though my...More

Thank sincly
Reviewed 28 March 2010

I spent two months traveling through Australia and New Zealand and Dorset House was by far the best hostel I visited. It has a home-like atmosphere for people on a shoestring budget and even for non-budget travelers, this is THE place to stay. With shared...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2010

Very helpful staff, very pleasant atmosphere, nice rooms (although the "small" doubles are really small) and a lovely, quiet location. I would definitely recommend this place to couples looking for a peaceful spot outside the central hub and for those who are on a budget...More

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Free Parking
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US$24 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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"Best to get a room away from the shower hall where very moist"
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"Do not book here at all if you think you may have a travel disruption out of your control"
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"Closeness to the bathrooms is a plus."
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"rooms on the park pretty quiet , off street so i didn't notice noise"
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