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Dorset House Backpackers

1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
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  • Hagley Park
    0.4 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Parking
Reviewed 11 May 2016
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Awesome place. Neat and tidy. Kind staff, often willing to help... more
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome place. Neat and tidy. Kind staff, often willing to help. Highly recommended to everyone. Felt really comfortable so it was hard to leave. Has a car park and i am sure you can find one space. Fully organised in travellers point of view.

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Thank Sakthi N
DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Sakthi N, Thank you for your lovely review! So flattering to hear that you felt comfortable here and didn’t want to leave :) we are always more than happy to help our guests to ensure all have a fantastic stay. We do indeed have our own car park out the back of the building for guest use. We also...

Germany
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Dorset House Backpackers is fabulous and the house is beautiful. The entryway is very welcoming as you enter through a small garden walkway. My favorite room was the huge common room on the ground floor. The big bay windows are gorgeous. The floors upstairs are a bit squeaky but I found that to be more quaint than annoying. The room...

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

Hi germanyfornow, Thank you so much for your 5 star review – we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We are indeed very lucky with our location right next to beautiful Hagley Park, yet only a 15 minute walk to Cathedral Square or the botanic gardens. Thank you also for your kind feedback in regards to...

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Very clean and quiet place. More like a B&B than a hostel. Extremely clean and great facilities. Excellent communication pre-booking. Great location and the most well-stocked kitchen I have seen so far! Would really recommend a stay here.

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

Hi AbiJ80, Thank you so much for your warm 5-star review and recommendation- we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! It’s wonderful to hear that you found the facilities clean, the kitchen plentiful and our location convenient- we are super lucky to be so close to the city centre as well as the iconic...

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

It is probably the cleanest hostel we have stayed at in New Zealand. Good bus connection from the central bus station. Spacious lounge, adequate kitchen, fast internet and plenty of friendly backpackers around.

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

Hi FavouriteSpots, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad to hear that the hard work of our housekeepers has paid of! We will pass on your feedback to the team. We are indeed pretty lucky with our location, right next to Hagley park, 2 minutes away from the airport bus and...

Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Nice staff, good location and clean facilities. The bed was very comfy and the wifi free, so everything you need is there. Good kitchen as well and nice bathrooms. Staff can help you with booking things and a bus to the airport for 8$ is right around the corner.

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

Hi Fuchsrot, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so honoured to read the title of your review! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our facilities and services, you can't really do without free unlimited WiFi nowadays. We are indeed pretty lucky to have the airport bus passing right at the end of our...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2016

My fiancé and I were headed on a 10 day road trip in NZ and needed a place to stay for the night as our flight got into Christchurch at midnight and we couldn't pick our wicked camper van up until the next day. Very convenient check in at 1am- they left our key on the front door and it...

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

Hi EddingtonTravel, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear everything went smooth with your late check-in. Thank you also for your feedback in regards to the cleanliness of the hostel. We always work as hard as we can to ensure everyone has a comfortable stay. Thank you for choosing to stay with...

Christchurch
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

When i flew to Christchurch all the cheaper hostels were booked out, so I had to chose this one to have a place to stay. The place itself is tidy, clean and the staff is friendly, just the location is quite poor (20 minute walk to the closest supermarket), and because of the 10$ more each night for a room...

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

Hi Lukas R, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you for your kind words in regards to our cleanliness and friendly staff, I will pass on the message to the team. We’re sorry to hear you found our supermarket to be far away. We are located in the city center right next to Hagley...

Brandon, Vermont
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Nice stay. Fairly quiet for a hostel, in shared rooms results may vary. Beds were too soft and I woke up with a sore back. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The location was nice being so close to the botanical gardens and walking distance to the downtown. I would stay there again.

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

Hi CrowHopper, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear that you found our location convenient and our staff to be helpful and friendly (and that you would chose to stay with us again!). We are however sorry to hear that you woke up with a sore back, as the quality of sleep...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Nice and clean and super close to hadley park which is beautiful. Not the cheapest for whats on offer and our room was tiny, couldnt reallt open our cases! About 20 mins walk into central CHCH. Pretty house and garden

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

Hi EllesDan, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are indeed very lucky with our location right next to Hagley Park, as you can go for a beautiful stroll along the park into town. We are located in the CBD and it’s about a 10-15 minute walk to the Canterbury Museum or a 15 minute...

Reviewed 3 February 2016 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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly located central city, boutique hostel in historic 1871 home, in a lovely quiet garden setting and next to beautiful Hagley Park. You will find everything needed including a guest lounge with pool table, internet, WiFi, DVD's, cable, kitchen, balcony, guest laundry and free off-street parking. A selection of single, double and twin rooms are available, with fully made beds. Enjoy a stroll to Cathedral Square, or indulge in cafes & shopping on Victoria St. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dorset House Backpackers

Address: 1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $35 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dorset House Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“rooms on the park pretty quiet , off street so i didn't notice noise”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 2 - window looks out to Hagley park and right opposite kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles 799lydiab, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a private room w double bed”
 of 5 bubbles EddingtonTravel, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Double storey building with staircase to second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles paulwT4925LM, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Be prepared to haul your luggage up one flight of stairs and choose a room which is away from the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles ShailajaVora, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
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