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    Dorset House Backpackers

    1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
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    • Excellent47%
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    1 - 5 of 218 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Dorset is a clean and sweet little hostel, the staff had been really kind and I would absolutely come again! Christchurch was different than I expected, but is also auch small charming City. Beste wishes!

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I enjoyed staying at Dorset House – the building has character, and the other guests were all friendly and interesting too. The reception desk is only open 9-5, which can be problematic if you're expecting otherwise, but they do a good job of organising things...More

    Thank sairriess
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi sairriess, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you have found your stay comfortable and the hostel to be homey. We are a 15 minute walk to the Canterbury Museum or Cathedral Square. The Bus...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Beautiful character house, clean bathrooms and rooms. The communal kitchen had plenty of cooking and eating space. Lots of cooking utensils and great to be able to leave food for others on departure. Laundry was great. Lovely outdoor space in the garden or kitchen balcony....More

    Thank KiwiKJL
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    KiwiKJL, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay at Dorset House and found our facilities and services perfect. We absolutely try our hardest to make everyone feel welcome at our backpackers...More

    Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

    A stunning property with very comfortable beds and none of them bunks. The rooms and communal areas are big and the staff extremely helpful. It is a short stroll into the town centre and a stones throw from a beautiful park. I could not recommend...More

    Thank Nick P
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 15 January 2018

    Hi Nick P, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you found our staff to be extremely helpful during your stay! We are indeed petty lucky to be right next to beautiful Hagley Park, especially on...More

    Reviewed 10 January 2018

    We really enjoyed our brief stay at Dorset House. We found the staff on reception friendly and helpful. The building is a little worn around the edges, but it's an old building and has a certain charm about it. It was really nice having a...More

    Thank Sarah S
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 12 January 2018

    Hi Sarah S, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you have found our staff to be friendly and helpful! The hostel is indeed quite old as it was built in 1871, but we always have...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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    国琴 李
    11 July 2015|
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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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    "Best to get a room away from the shower hall where very moist"
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    "Do not book here at all if you think you may have a travel disruption out of your control"
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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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