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Dorset House Backpackers

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1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Yoare
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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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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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 

Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A gorgeous character building right across the street from Hagley park. Best prices for a room in town to boot. I rented a room with a double bed for three days and it was absolutely an A+ experience. It's located in a quiet area and ringed by a quaint English style garden. I had a great view of a courtyard... More 

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

Hi Martin, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s such an honour to be called ‘best place in town’. We’re glad to hear you had a great experience with us, from the free unlimited WiFi to the facilities and services. I will pass on your kind words to the team.... More 

Leeds
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Girl on reception was very friendly and helpful. Room was lovely and spacious with a comfortable double bed (booked a standard double room). Bathroom facilities were very clean and the shower was powerful. Big lounge area and the property is well located by a South Hagley park and a 10-15 min walk to the centre of town. You can get... More 

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1 Thank Duncan M
DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Duncan, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear your enjoyed the hostel facilities such as our big lounge, clean bathrooms and your double room. We’re indeed quite lucky with our location; right next to Hagley Park, the airport bus and only a 10 to... More 

Sneek, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

I stayed twice in this hostel and both had such a good time. The beds are really nice (no bunkbeds) and the common room is just great! They have so many couches and even a free pool table. I would definitely go here again :).

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

Hi Mrielie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for coming back a second time! We're pretty stoked with our big lounge with free pool table, as it's a great place to meet other travellers or relax. We hope you enjoy the rest... More 

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