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Dorset House Backpackers

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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hagley park”(23 reviews)
“huge lounge”(4 reviews)
“common room”(10 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Homely feel, stayed 3 nights had a lovely time. Made me feel like i was stepping into someone’s home and it was so peaceful. Staff made you feel special and would go the extra mile for you, the receptionist booked an Uber for me as...More

Thank bethanyboo567
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 5 days ago

Hi Bethanyboo567, Thank you so much for your glowing review. It as lovely to hear that our staff went the extra mile to help you out, we are always striving to give our guests the best hostel experience - so happy to see this was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve tried several hostels here in Christchurch while staying at the South Island in the last months. This one is definitely my favorite. It’s clean, cozy, the staff is super friendly and the kitchen well equipped. Especially for me as a solo traveler it was...More

Thank Johannes h
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 5 days ago

Hi Johannes H, Thank you for your lovely review- it has been an absolute pleasure to have you stay! We are indeed in a good location with most sites within walking distance. We are so flattered to hear that we were your favourite hostel in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and very comfortable hostel directly at Hagley Park and close to the Botanical Gardens. Nice rooms, single beds!, very clean, well equipped kitchen, super friendly and helpful reception staff. And the house itself is just beautiful. I would definitely stay there again!More

Thank Alexandra B
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alexandra B, Thank you for your kind 5 star review, we are so happy to hear that enjoyed your stay at Dorset House! We think the house is very beautiful too. We would love to have you stay again 😊 Warm Regards Lori Dorset...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff. I initially booked two nights but extended my stay twice on the last day and they arranged that I didn't have to move rooms, so excellent service! The hostel is clean and has a really nice atmosphere which make you feel very...More

Thank Lilian K
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lilian K, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are always more than happy to arrange for you to stay in the same room when extending whenever it’s possible- makes it easier for you and us too 😊 Glad to hear you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This charming old house is a well placed base to explore Christchurch. It is in a quiet street which is nice. Communication prior to arrival was Good, with a shuttle being booked and the envelopes for check in worked well. Everything was clean and comfortable....More

Thank supersunshine
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi Supersunshine, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really thrilled to hear that you found communication from our staff made your arrival run smoothly and that you found our hostel clean and comfortable 😊 We appreciate your feedback...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$22 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$22 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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r0semaree
20 April 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
I stayed here in December. From what I remember, for people checking in after reception has closed, there was a system for you to pick up your keys upon arrival so it shouldn’t be a problem. Try emailing the property... 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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"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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"Do not book here at all if you think you may have a travel disruption out of your control"
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