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    Dorset House Backpackers

    1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
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    • Excellent48%
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    • Average12%
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    “hagley park” (20 reviews)
    “single room” (10 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    1 - 5 of 198 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I must say that after a day of travelling, there is nothing like a lack of hot water to put you in a foul mood. However, I think this may be a reflection on Christchurch, not Dorset House. Otherwise: service delightful, cute property and great...More

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    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear tash0911, Thank you for your feedback following your stay and your kind words regarding our staff and property :-) Would you mind sending us an email with some more detail about your experience having no hot water? 6 out of 8 of our showers...More

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    Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

    This hostel is very comfortable and no bunk beds! Lovely spacious kitchen with all the utensils that you need as well as free wifi and a large lounge which you can drink in. There is also a tv. It's very relaxing and has a homely...More

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    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 9 June 2017

    Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review and giving us 5 stars! We are so happy to hear you felt comfortable and at home during your stay with us. Thank you for also complementing our kitchen and lounge facilities, both rooms are...More

    Reviewed 21 May 2017

    It doesn't feel like a backpackers - more like a house. What I really like is the hostel has a nice building and architecture. The bathrooms are like at home - a single private shower and toilet and basin rather than a big communal bathroom....More

    Thank piotrekj81
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 23 May 2017

    Hi piotrekj81, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay and felt at home at Dorset House. We are indeed pretty lucky with our location next to beautiful...More

    Reviewed 16 May 2017

    As a "backpacker" hostel, we had to use a communal bathroom down the hall and a communal kitchen, well-equipped with all the necessities. Sometimes the kitchen was a little crowded but the spirit of sharing and cooperating made it bearable. We met people from all...More

    Thank Ken M
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 30 May 2017

    Hi Ken M, Thank you for leaving us a review following your stay with us in Christchurch. It's great to hear your time at Dorset House offered you an excellent introduction to New Zealand and you met some lovely fellow travelers offering good recommendations! The...More

    Reviewed 24 April 2017

    I spent 2 nights here after arriving in Christchurch (single room). The hostel is located in a quiet side street with the city centre and the park being within walking distance. It has a large common room and a fully equipped kitchen. The single room...More

    Thank Sondra K
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 27 April 2017

    Hello Sondra K, Thank you for writing us a review and choosing your stay with us in Christchurch. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our location and facilities- we also love the fact that it’s a quiet and quaint little street next to the park...More

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    Maha V
    6 April 2016|
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    Response from DorsetHouseChch | Property representative |
    Hi Juaymah, Absolutely! please take note of the 4-digit security code sent in your confirmation email to enter the building after hours where we will have a late-arrival envelope arranged for you with your room key and... More
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    Response from Kartos | Reviewed this property |
    We reached Christchurch at 1 am and we were still able to check-in without any problems whatsoever. Write an email to them with your flight details and they leave your room keys in an envelope. We took a Super Shuttle right... More
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    "Closeness to the bathrooms is a plus."
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    "rooms on the park pretty quiet , off street so i didn't notice noise"
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    "I was in room 2 - window looks out to Hagley park and right opposite kitchen."
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    "We stayed in a private room w double bed"
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