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Dorset House Backpackers

4.5 of 5 1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here twice and really enjoyed the experience. We stayed in a small double which was ample size for a couple of nights and the room and the facilities generally were very good. The hostel staff we really friendly and helpfull and the hostel itself is within ten minutes walk of (what's left of) Christchurch city centre. It's also... More

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

Hi simonconyers, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us twice and for leaving us a review. We’re glad to hear you found our location to be ideal and our hostel facilities and staff to be awesome too. Your feedback means a lot to us and we hope to be able to welcome you again one day in... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's a bit pricy ($NZ33), it's definitely worth the stay. Firstly, the location is great: 1 minute walk to Hagley Park North, 8 minute walk to the museum (also the Nakedbus stop) and some nice cafes in the area (try the yummy scones at Vic's cafe!). I loved the fact that there were no bunkbeds, a nice change when... More

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

Hi SRoderick, Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s awesome to hear you enjoyed our close proximity to the park, city centre and cafes! We’re also glad to hear you enjoyed our facilities in the hostel and the fact that we don’t have bunk beds. Thanks also for... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late at night, but there wasn't any problem checking in late. We just contacted the hostel and Hilde aranged it for us. Our double room was very nice and clean, and since it was a bit cold it was wonderful with the electronic heat-madresses! This hostel is also very eco-friendly and the staff is very helpful and friendly.... More

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

Hi karinfengerkrog, Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear your room was nice and warm (and most importantly clean) when you arrived. We’re also pleased to hear you found all our facilities such as the lounge convenient. We indeed have 200mb free WiFi per... More

Nice, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A really Good backpacker in christchurch very clean and with a very big tv and free pool room i really liked this backpacker. And more its cheap... I recommand... For information we are two friends from france during a roadtrip in newzeland and we stayed here one night

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

Hi Sourit06, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you found our hostel to be very clean and you enjoyed our facilities. Our free pool table and big lounge seem to be a hit with our guests, which is awesome :) We hope you enjoy the rest of your... More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed 4 nights in the Dorset House, which is located not far away from the City centre and other public traffic stops (bus). I really enjoyed staying here! That is beacuse it is very clean everywhere! The linens looked very clean and the room got cleaned almost every day. The facilities are clean too and there are definitly enough,... More

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

Hi Hyperkenner, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your stay with Dorset House. We’re indeed very lucky with our location, only about a 15 minute walk to the RE:start mall and just around the corner from Victoria Street, which has plenty of bars and restaurants. Thank you... More

Hobart, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Arrived into Christchurch late, but Hilde had organised both my late arrival as well as my 3:20am airport shuttle the following morning. The 4-mixed bedroom was good, the bathrooms very good. The entire building, I believe, might have been a former church or presbytery . . . as there are beautiful stain-glass windows. The kitchen was adequate whilst the common... More

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

Hi Domisjohan, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your stay with Dorset House (and especially our great location and friendly staff). We’re also pleased to hear that the shuttle pick-ups we had booked for you worked out well. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed there for two different nights, in the small double and normal double. The place had everything that you could possible want - the moment we walked in the room was heated, and in fact was a bit too warm. There is quite a homey feel to the place and was easy to get places from. Definitely would recommend and... More

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

Hi Arthur L, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Dorset House and that you feel we had everything you wanted! We always try our utmost best to make our guests feel at home and appreciate your feedback. We hope you enjoy the... More

Sydney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. Accommodation provided everything we asked for. Though shower was quite unsatisfactory, walls were thin (very noisy) and an earlier guest left the contents of their nose on the headside of the bed and apparently the staff didn't feel like cleaning it

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

Hi Wombataap, We regret to read that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. Cleanliness is extremely important to us and I can assure you it is definitely not a case of ‘not feeling like cleaning’. All our Shared Rooms are cleaned on a daily basis, even when none of our guests are checking out of the rooms.... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I stayed for nearly a month at Dorset House and really enjoyed my stay. I was travelling alone to participate in some work experience and to do some sight-seeing! The location is brilliant with just a short walk to the city centre and just off busy Victoria Street. I got the 29 bus from the airport, which dropped me really... More

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

Hi Claire D, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for leaving us a review. We’re very happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay here in Christchurch and at Dorset House Backpackers! We’re indeed very lucky to have the airport bus 29 stopping just around the corner from us. Thank you also for your feedback... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Heater was on when we checked in after hours - awesome! After hours check in nice and easy. Good location, very nice for a backpackers. The park is just down the road as well. Quite a homey feel to a place, was perfect for a good night sleep. Would stay again.

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

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re glad to hear you arrived to a warm room. We appreciate it can be quite cold this time of year and always turn on the heater for late arrivals when we leave. We’re also glad to hear you enjoyed our central yet quiet location. Thank you... More

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Address: 1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dorset House Backpackers 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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