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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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Brevard, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We really liked this hostel in a historic house. We had a twin bedded room with a breeze. The private and exceptionally clean, modern bathrooms were located directly across the hall and we never had a problem with access. The hostel was very quiet, and the kitchen and rooftop dining area were a bonus feature. We even parked our car... More

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

Hi There, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re very glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay in the Twin Room and also found our location to be convenient. We’re also pleased to hear you found the hostel to be clean and quiet. Thanks again for staying! Warm Regards Hilde Dorset House... More

Tweed Heads, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great hostel with friendly staff and close to the city. I had a single room, with a comfortable bed and t.v. Bathroom was clean and I was given a towel. Big kitchen area with outside eating if you wanted to. Over looking the Avon River and park. With some great pop up bars and in short walking distance. I would... More

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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 are glad to hear you had a great time at Dorset House! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Warm regards Hilde Dorset House Backpackers More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Great little hostel, would recommend it to anyone. Really friendly staff who were happy to help. Cleaned nicely by the staff daily but sometimes unfortunately the other guest felt they didn't need to clean up their own mess! Free wifi (limited) and electric blankets:)

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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 are very glad to hear you found our hostel to be clean and our staff to be friendly! Unfortunately not everyone feels like they should clean up after themselves - our staff try to make up for this by working extra hard. Thank you for staying... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I arrived late and key was hanged at board. Facilities (kitchen set, wc/shower, laundry) are available and good. This hostel is close to bus stop in Victoria St (cmiiw). I was lil bit scared because of creepy oldish interior. Looks like this hostel is historical building. Mostly, visitors are old man (I guess they transit for early flight). They were... More

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. Our hostel is indeed in a historic building (built in 1871). For more information please also see http://www.dorset.co.nz/house. However, the hostel has been renovated in early 2012 so I’m surprised you found our interior to be oldish. Our guests have very mixed ages and there... More

Cedar Falls, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Dorset House was well located, clean, safe, and comfortable. The home-style bathrooms were spotless, and the beds were comfortable. The place had charm, and was in great condition. The staff were universally helpful and friendly. It was a little pricey, but then so was the rest of New Zealand! If you stay there, don't just keep to your room...you'll find... More

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for leaving us such a detailed review. We’re very glad you found our hostel to be safe, clean and comfortable and our location to be good as well. We’re also very happy to hear you met some lovely people in the lounge and kitchen – that’s what it’s all about when staying in hostels!... More

Skive, Denmark
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The backpackers looks very welcoming and clean, and the rooms were not too small (we had a double room). Our bed had electric blankets which was nice, but the window did not stay closed properly and the heater did not work. They also talk about wifi access but our room was so far away we could not really pick up... More

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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 very sorry to hear you weren’t able to close the window and that the heater did not work. If you could please send us a message/email with your room number we’ll be able to replace the heater (as we have a few spare heaters behind reception)... More

Tampere, Finland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Arrived in the middle of the night and we arranged with the hostel to have us picked up at the airport and our key ready by the door. No trouble what so ever! Nice staff, clean and very comfortable beds in warm rooms. Since this was just a short stop for us on our way between the airport and our... More

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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 are glad to hear our process for late arrivals was convenient for you. Thanks also for your feedback in regards to our staff and hostel, we are very pleased to hear you had a comfortable stay! We’re also glad to hear you found our location to... More

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Stayed at the Dorset for one night and it was really good for a backpackers. Stayed in a single room which was clean, The bathroom was clean and the location were great! All the staff members i cam into contact were friendly. Bed was comfy and warm.

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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 are glad to hear you found our hostel to be clean, comfortable and warm and all our staff to be friendly. Thank you also for your feedback in regards to our location – it’s important to have a great base to explore the city. Thank you... More

Hobart, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed 2 nights in a twin single room. Nice comfortable mattresses, great TV, soft towels and the staff we encountered were very helpful and friendly. My only issue was that considering the low season it was quite expensive and the internet was a complete rip off. All in all an above average place and if I was going to return... More

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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 are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and you would stay with us again! Thank you for your constructive feedback in regards to the twin room and staff. We also appreciate your feedback in regards to our rates. However, we do feel that the rates... More

Tolmie, Victoria, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed 7 days when first arriving in Chch and then 1 more night prior to leaving NZ. Lovely clean dorm room with bathroom facilities close by. Single beds and not bunks which really suited me. Very quiet lounge area with lots of information available and free WiFi (daily allowance more than I needed). Staff very friendly and helpful and building... More

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and in particular the single beds in the dorm (with bathroom facilities close by), the beautiful lounge and free WiFi. It’s also great to hear you found our location to be convenient to explore central Christchurch. We also... 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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