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    Dorset House Backpackers

    1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
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    Reviewed yesterday

    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
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
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    Personnel plus que sympa, lieux communs très agréables et dortoirs avec lits non superposés. Présence d'un billard. Le seul problème...More

    Thank SosoVLC
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers

    Bonjour SosoVLC, Thank you very much for your great review! We are pleased to hear you found us friendly and enjoyed our facilities such as the pool table and the fact that we do not have bunks in the dorms (makes for a much more...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

    Bedrooms, bathrooms and communal rooms clean and well-presented. Staff helpful and friendly. Worth the extra couple of dollars over your usual backpackers. Convenient for park and gardens and bus pick ups from Canterbury museum.More

    Thank LizziePZ
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers

    Hi LizziePZ, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us and found our hostel to be clean and well-presented! Our team work really hard each day to ensure the...More

    Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

    Perfect stay, thank you for everything. Very nice staff, beautiful house, clean rooms and bathrooms. Located near the park and a walk of 15 minutes from cathedral square. Strongly recommend this place.More

    Thank tocram77
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers

    Hi Tocram77, Thank you for taking the time to review us following your stay! We are ecstatic to see you have left us with a perfect 5-star rating and a strong recommendation for future travelers. Our staff do make every effort to be kind and...More

    Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

    Very nice place to stay, staff are good and clean everything every day free WiFi and close to a nice park . It's close to the city centre as well. Easy access to Westfield ( commercial centre) by bus.More

    Thank remi c
    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers

    Hi remi c, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear our enjoyed the cleanliness of the hostel and friendliness of our staff. We indeed spend at least 8 hours cleaning the hostel every day (done by...More

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    sandNord
    Hi Lori, Is it possible to book a shuttle to the airport 4 hours am. You made réservations for trips to Mount Cook and Tekapo. D'avance merci
    2 July 2016|
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    Maha V
    Hello I was just wondering if you guys are able to take check ins after midnight. Ive already booked my flights and I didnt realise i was arriving so late. Thanks for your time, kind regards, Juaymah (Maha)
    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
    Hi, Good afternoon. My air-plane will arrive to Chrischurch airport at 12:00 am (very late). and I would like to know whether I could access it and live? Whether the backpack provide any pick up service from airport? Thank you very much. Kind Regards Guoqin
    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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    "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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    "Double storey building with staircase to second floor."
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