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Dorset House Backpackers

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  • Average11%
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“hagley park”(22 reviews)
“common room”(10 reviews)
“huge lounge”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our flights to Christchurch were cancelled due to a storm and we could not get there until after our return date. The people who run this place take absolute advantage of your bad luck and they took 100% of all 3 nights accommodation fees. Very...More

Thank 2020wgtn
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 11 August 2017

Hi 2020wgtn, Thank you for sharing your experience and we are sorry to hear you were shocked. We fully understand it is very upsetting when a flight and therefore a trip is cancelled. When you called to cancel your booking, we explained our cancellation policy...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

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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Thank tash0911
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 4 July 2017

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

Reviewed 5 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

Thank nattyemily4
Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House BackpackersResponded 10 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 22 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 24 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 17 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 31 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

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Free Parking
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Free Parking
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US$24 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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