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Dorset House Backpackers

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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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Golf Course
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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All reviews hagley park single room huge lounge common room quiet side street reception hours free wifi excellent kitchen city centre canterbury museum shared bathroom homely feel beautiful park communal kitchen enjoyed my stay botanical gardens old house
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a private room for one night, it was clean and comfortable. The showers had great water pressure. Kitchen fully equipped and kept in nice condition. I was very happy with the experience. We arrived after hours which was no issue, the owner...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Alex M
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alex, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear everything went smooth with your late arrival and you found your stay to be comfortable. Thank you also for your lovely words regarding the cleanliness of the hostel,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent a week in the private room in Dorset house. We had a lovely time. Facilities great and very good location. Place spotlessly clean. We were woken early each morning by noise from hallways/ upstairs, however this is to be expected in a hostel....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank aishlingn2016
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Aishling, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad to hear you had a lovely time with us. We’re sorry to hear you were woken each morning by noise, but glad to hear it wouldn’t prevent you from...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

The staff made my experience there exceptional. I arrived a couple of hours before a tour I wanted to take that day. The staff made several calls to get me into the tour. My only small complaint was the limited time the reception office was...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank BackPacker573807
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 9 November 2018

Hi BackPacker573807, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear our staff made your experience with us exceptional, we will pass on your kind feedback. We try our utmost best to ensure everyone enjoys their...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I liked this place, quiet but not unsocial. It was very clean, comfy beds friendly and helpful reception. Good WiFi and close enough to walk to cbd (18mins) The lounge area was nice with lots of comfy sofas. Kitchen had everything I needed and was...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Clayre J
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 9 October 2018

Hi Clayre J, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. We’re so glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be helpful and the hostel to be clean and comfy. Our dorm rooms indeed...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018 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

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Niall M
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 30 July 2018

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

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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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PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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