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Dorset House Backpackers

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent 2 nights here after arriving in Christchurch (single room). The hostel is located in a quiet side street with the city centre and the park being within walking distance. It has a large common room and a fully equipped kitchen. The single room was small, but for a short stay perfectly ok (even though insulation to neighbouring rooms...

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Bedrooms, bathrooms and communal rooms clean and well-presented. Staff helpful and friendly. Worth the extra couple of dollars over your usual backpackers. Convenient for park and gardens and bus pick ups from Canterbury museum.

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi LizziePZ, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us and found our hostel to be clean and well-presented! Our team work really hard each day to ensure the hostel is spic and span, while remaining friendly and helpful. We will pass on your...

Nürnberg
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect stay, thank you for everything. Very nice staff, beautiful house, clean rooms and bathrooms. Located near the park and a walk of 15 minutes from cathedral square. Strongly recommend this place.

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DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Tocram77, Thank you for taking the time to review us following your stay! We are ecstatic to see you have left us with a perfect 5-star rating and a strong recommendation for future travelers. Our staff do make every effort to be kind and helpful whilst working hard to provide guests with clean facilities; we are pleased to see...

Besancon, France
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to stay, staff are good and clean everything every day free WiFi and close to a nice park . It's close to the city centre as well. Easy access to Westfield ( commercial centre) by bus.

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi remi c, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear our enjoyed the cleanliness of the hostel and friendliness of our staff. We indeed spend at least 8 hours cleaning the hostel every day (done by two staff members) to ensure the hostel is clean and tidy. We are lucky to...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed in a single room, the bed squeaks every time I moved, and the shower near by took forever to heat up, and the flow was bad, should mention the main ones are excellent. kitchen pots are in bad shape, people are very helpful. And is near the park, great for jogging, settings are very pretty and quiet.

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Thank koolpapa
DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review following your stay- it’s great to hear that you enjoyed our settings and jogging next door at Hagley Park. It was unfortunate that we did not manage to fix the squeak immediately after checking you in; despite tightening everything possible on the bed there was indeed still...

Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had a private double room This was a very nice place to stay, nice room, excellent shower etc, lovely lounge,very good location just a brief walk to city centre Kitchen was good too, stacked with equipment Shame that many of those staying didn't appreciate this in the kitchen - nearly always unwashed pots, pans, bowls.... left out all over...

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DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello PipPaul W, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review following your stay- it is great to hear that you found us to be overall a very nice place to stay! The kitchen is indeed stocked with plenty of items for our guests :) what a shame to hear that some guests did not clean up...

Sohar, Oman
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The room was very light and clean, the bathrooms were clean (though the showers were hard to get hot.) The kitchen is roomy and there's a nice common room and outdoor seating area. It's not far from Victoria St, which has a lot of restaurants. However, it's quite a walk to the Restart Mall, bus exchange, etc (about 45 minutes).

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DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Egrieb2017, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review following your stay. We are glad to hear that you found the hostel clean and enjoyed our common areas; we have an amazing housekeeping team that work hard daily to ensure the hostel is spotless! Indeed, one of the upstairs showers can take a bit...

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed there for 2 nights. Kitchen was really well equipped! Staff was ver friendly. Dorms were relatively spacious. Showers were really clean and quite many available (enough for when I was there). It's a cute comfortable atmosphere. Not very far from Center so easy to have a 20min walk there. I'd go again anytime. Thank you also for the...

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DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Anja S, Thank you very much for your lovely review and 5-stars! We are super happy to hear you found the facilities spacious, clean and cute :-) We've got bathroom facilities upstairs as well as on the ground floor to ensure these are constantly available. We are indeed an easy 17-20 minute walk to the center- we are in...

Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Really liked the atmosphere. Rooms clean, showers warm, good mixed crowd hangs out there (not the young party backpackers), staff was always super friendly and helpful. Free parking. Most people hang out in the kitchen despite there is a larger room downstairs. If that room was designed a bit more social, I'm sure people would also hang out there. Rooms...

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DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi whiteorbit1, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us some feedback following your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the facilities and atmosphere of the hostel, we've had a great bunch of guests staying with us this season- we totally agree that the mixed crowd helps the relaxed vibe, we certainly don't tend to...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

What I really like is the hotel has a nice building and architecture, clean rooms and bathrooms, staff is nice, kitchen facilities are complete, location is also good, walking distance to interesting places

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DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Niantiaulia, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled to hear you found our staff to be nice, the hostel to be comfortable and clean and our location to be good as well :) Thank you for choosing to stay with us while in Christchurch and we hope you enjoy the rest of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dorset House Backpackers

Address: 1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $29 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dorset House Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“rooms on the park pretty quiet , off street so i didn't notice noise”
, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 2 - window looks out to Hagley park and right opposite kitchen.”
799lydiab, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a private room w double bed”
EddingtonTravel, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Double storey building with staircase to second floor.”
paulwT4925LM, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Be prepared to haul your luggage up one flight of stairs and choose a room which is away from the kitchen”
ShailajaVora, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
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