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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great sleep with reasonable sized rooms. Friendly reception. Small kitchen area, but larger lounge area with pool table and such. Bathrooms were shared but personal. Very clean and a quiet location. Would stay again.

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

Hi stephengustav, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re very happy to hear that you would choose to stay with us again. Thank you also for your feedback in regards to our friendly reception, reasonable sized rooms, kitchen and lounge area. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you enjoy the... More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good backpackers for the location. The rooms have televisions which is rare for backpackers. We stayed in two rooms here, the first in the back of the house which was small but suitable for a one night stay. The second we were upstairs in a larger room which was nicer. Bathroom facilities were good (shower and toilet... More

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

Hi heff44, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our location, which is about a 15 minute walk to the botanical gardens and the CBD. We’re also pleased you found our bathroom facilities respectable. We indeed have Small Double Rooms and standard Double Rooms, the latter being slightly... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location slightly out of centre, but still easily walking distance from the city centre. Stayed as a couple in a group room, beds really comfortable with plenty of space and plug sockets. Communal rooms really well kept, and kitchen well stocked. All you could need from a youth hostel and had a really nice 'homely' feel. Would definitely stay here... More

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

Hi aeb21, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear you found our Shared Room to be comfortable and our kitchen to be well stocked. We’re indeed about a 15 minute walk to the container mall, but are lucky enough to have Victoria Street (with its restaurants and eateries) just around... More

England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights at this hostel. I arrived at 10 am and was disappointed that the girl made it very clear that I couldn't check in until 2 pm. It meant I had to wander the streets for 4 hours in the cold before I could get in my room and get changed. I know that the check... More

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

Hi Sarahprh, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear you found your stay to be comfortable and the hostel to be clean. Thank you also for your feedback in regards to the well-stocked kitchen, bathrooms, heaters and the safety of the hostel. We are sorry to hear two other people... More

Adelaide
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in a single room for one night. The room was tiny and in the section at the back there was one quite decent bathroom for 5 or 6 rooms. My room was next to the door and had very thin walls so it was very noisy, impacting on sleep. While the room was clean and the bathroom was... More

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

Hi saegbevs, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear you found our location to be ideal, the room to be clean and our staff to be helpful. However, we’re sorry to hear the kitchen was not clean when you wanted to use it. Our kitchen gets cleaned daily around 11am... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 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

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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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