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Christchurch
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

When i flew to Christchurch all the cheaper hostels were booked out, so I had to chose this one to have a place to stay. The place itself is tidy, clean and the staff is friendly, just the location is quite poor (20 minute walk to the closest supermarket), and because of the 10$ more each night for a room... More 

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1 Thank Lukas R
DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Lukas R, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you for your kind words in regards to our cleanliness and friendly staff, I will pass on the message to the team. We’re sorry to hear you found our supermarket to be far away. We are located in the city center right next to Hagley... More 

Brandon, Vermont
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Nice stay. Fairly quiet for a hostel, in shared rooms results may vary. Beds were too soft and I woke up with a sore back. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The location was nice being so close to the botanical gardens and walking distance to the downtown. I would stay there again.

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

Hi CrowHopper, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear that you found our location convenient and our staff to be helpful and friendly (and that you would chose to stay with us again!). We are however sorry to hear that you woke up with a sore back, as the quality of sleep... More 

York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Nice and clean and super close to hadley park which is beautiful. Not the cheapest for whats on offer and our room was tiny, couldnt reallt open our cases! About 20 mins walk into central CHCH. Pretty house and garden

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

Hi EllesDan, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are indeed very lucky with our location right next to Hagley Park, as you can go for a beautiful stroll along the park into town. We are located in the CBD and it’s about a 10-15 minute walk to the Canterbury Museum or a 15 minute... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

I have stayed there 10 days and really can recommend this place.No bunkbeds, nice and big living room and well equipped kitchen. Its really clean place and staff is friendly. Dorset is more quiet than other backpackers which i have seen before so you can relax there.

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1 Thank Paweł O
DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Paweł O, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for staying with us for 10 days. We’re glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your stay so much that you can recommend us. Thank you for choosing us for your stay here in Christchurch. We hope to see you again perhaps in the future! Warm regards... More 

Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

I've stayed with my boyfriend in Dorset House for 10 dyas. We had very pleasent staying overthere. Hostel is very clean and tidy with well equiped kitchen. All facilities (showers, sinks kitchen staff and so on...) are in good conditon. There are no bunk beds so you can get a good sleep. They have spacious living room with a couple... More 

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

Hi Kinga K, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and decided to stay with us for 10 days. However, we are very sorry for you that you experienced bites after you left the hostel, no one should have to deal with this when travelling. As... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

The dorset house is a great hostel, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. There were lots of different travels staying which is really nice: families, young and older people, couples and backpackers. The price is ok, not cheapest. We stayed here for 3 nights in a private room with double bed. The room is small but good enough, it is clean... More 

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

Hi Yoare, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We indeed have lots of different people staying with us, which makes us such a relaxed, interesting and quiet hostel. We are pretty chuffed to be so close to Hagley park and the bus to the airport too. Dorset House is not the... More 

Madrid, Spain
1 review
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Quiet, comfortable, personal very friendly and helpful and very good location (walking distance from city centre). I forgot my watch in one of the rooms and they helped me to deliver on time to my next destination. They offer free tours around the city that I find very cool!

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

Hi Cristinagj, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your stay with us and found us to be of good value. We are indeed only a 15 minute walk from Cathedral Square or the Canterbury Museum, so lucky! We are glad to hear your watch made it to you... More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Dorset house is located in walking distance to the city centre in a quiet and nice surrounding in a really nice building. The kitchen is well equiped, the common areas spacious and comfortable, there is a terrace, the bathrooms were clean and the beds are comfortable too. What makes it best is the really helpful and friendly staff who makes... More 

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

Hi Mirijam, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us in Christchurch and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our hostel & facilities and found our staff to be helpful and friendly. We most definitely try our best to make everyone feel at home! We hope... More 

Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

Pretty impressed with this place, for the amount of people that come through here the management runs this place not the guests. The place is quiet, people are courteous and a person can actually get a good night sleep. The location is also close to the botanical gardens and several nice restaurants.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Great Hostel. Definitely four stars plus. Nice and pretty heritage building close to the Botanical Gardens and a short walk into the centre of the city. Friendly and very helpful young lady at reception. Comfortable beds, plenty of bathrooms that are well kept and a great spacious common room.

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1 Thank Paul W
DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a glowing 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear that we left a great impression during your stay. We are indeed very lucky with our convenient location. We are pleased to hear that you found our facilities to be of great quality and we will be sure to... More 

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  • Free Parking
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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: $35 - $104 (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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“rooms on the park pretty quiet , off street so i didn't notice noise”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 2 - window looks out to Hagley park and right opposite kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles 799lydiab, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a private room w double bed”
 of 5 bubbles EddingtonTravel, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Double storey building with staircase to second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles ShailajaVora, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
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