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Dorset House Backpackers

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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hagley park”(21 reviews)
“single room”(10 reviews)
“common room”(9 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd highly recommend staying at this hostel. It's the best hostel I've ever stayed at, and I've been to many around the world. It's a home away from home and you're not just treated like a number. It's located centrally but at the same time...More

Thank Niall M
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Niall Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us over the winter- we give you 5 stars as well! The team wish you all the best for the future- don't...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018

The hostel is comfortable and the staff is very friendly. Is near the city centre. The room was warm and clean. The kitchen has everything you need and the bathrooms were clean. the hostel is near the museum and the botanical garden,More

Thank javierpinosaavedra
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi javierpinosaavedra, Thanks for staying with us and leaving us such a great review! We are truly honored that you think we're the best in NZ! Lovely to hear that you found the room clean and warm and that the kitchen suited your needs. We...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The hostel is really nice, close to the city center and many bars and restaurant. I particularly appreciated the kindness and professionality of the staff, Lori made my stay very comfortable. Nice single room, warm, the only downside would be the shared bathroom, very cold...More

Thank Giulia P
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 17 July 2018

Hi Giulia, Thank you for your kind review- it was a pleasure to have you stay with us over the weekend! Thank you also for your comments regarding our facilities, staff and location :-) You are correct, that bathroom does not have a heater for...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Extremely cosy and comfortable. The rooms were clean and cosy. Good laundry and very clean bathroom facilities. Literally the best hostel I have ever stayed. Lastly, the location is great as well: minutes from the city centre, literally two steps away from the park and...More

Thank Panos S
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 4 July 2018

Hi Panos S, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are truly flattered to hear that we are the best hostel you have ever stayed in. We do work really hard to give our guests a top hostel experience, it is extremely rewarding...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018

Home feeling there. Staff is wonderful, house is very nice and comfy. Location is perfect as you're just a short walk away from center of town, and bus stop close to it. Great kitchen, laundry, lounge, parking at the back. They also try to moderate...More

1  Thank Comptoir42
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 16 May 2018

Hello Comptoir42, Thank you for choosing your stay with us in Christchurch and taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased to hear that you felt at home and enjoyed our location and facilities. We certainly do try to encourage not...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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US$20 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$20 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (59)
Room & Suite (31)
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Family and Play Areas (5)
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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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