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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is my go to backpackers if I need a cheap night's accommodation in christchurch. Book online and you get lots of free wifi. Showers are great, beds are made up and no bunks. Kitchen has all the goods to make a tasty meal.

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

Hi PureLifeNZ, Thank you very much for your kind review and comments. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you choose us as your regular accommodation provider when you are in Christchurch! We noticed that you gave us a 4-star rating- If you had the time we would love for you to let us know if there is anything we...

Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

The staff was very friendly, good rooms and facilities, and car park. Clean and quiet. But was upset because of the internet connection. I chose this place as they offer free wifi but at around 2 a.m both my friend and i were unable to connect the wifi even though we were given enough data. It also happened with another...

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

Hi kimi w, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some helpful feedback in regards to your stay. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay for the most part. We thank you for your kind comments in regards to our good facilities, cleanliness and service. We are delighted to provide all of our guests with...

Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

The building itself is stunning, beautiful stained glass windows in the lounge and many historical details around the building. I really enjoyed my stay here. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms! (Haven't found clean bathrooms in many backpackers). The place has everything you need, from a well stocked kitchen, gorgeous garden and all staff ladies are very friendly and...

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

Hi Jj8914, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review and recommendation! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us- it is fantastic to see that you gave us an excellent 5 star rating too. As you mentioned, we are very lucky to have a beautifully restored historic building...

Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Had a quiet, client, restful stay. Was a great place to ease me into backpacking in NZ. Slept in comfortable single beds. Felt more like an ordinary bedroom than a backpacker dorm. Had a TV but was removed when they realised there were three ppl occupying room - to avoid complaints? I had a late check in and I wasn't...

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

Hi Tonyam202, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear that you left Dorset House feeling well rested, and that you found your first impression of our backpackers in New Zealand was great! We apologise for the confusion about the TV, we changed one of our Private rooms into a...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Had a good sized living space and kitchen area. The rooms were clean, as were the bathrooms. The staff were friendly and able to advise on places to go and tours to do. I even left behind some bits accidentally and they held them for me until I came back to get them.

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

Hi Abbie C, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback in regards to the cleanliness and our friendly customer service at Dorset House. We realise that things often get left behind when checking-out so it is no problem at all for us to look after those items for when you return. We are also very pleased to hear that...

Reviewed 30 June 2015

Stayed here twice while our NZ Travells. Once in a Budget Double and once in the 6 Bed Dorm. Both really nice and clean. Friendly&Helpfull staff and Mail Storage & Forwarding included :) Felt welcome. Great Kitchen with all things you need

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

Hi Ke l, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear that you found both our Small Double and 5 bed-Shared rooms to be lovely and clean, something we always strive to provide for our guests. We are glad that you found us friendly and helpful, we are always happy to help...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I stayed here for only a night but was very impressed with how the hostel treated its customers. I arrived so late on that night and surprisingly found everything ready for me i.e. door code, wifi vouchers, etc were already prepared for me. Bedroom and bathroom are super clean and cozy. Highly recommended!

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

Hi Jththorne, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your lovely review and recommendation! We are thrilled to hear that your late-arrival went smoothly and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you found our facilities super clean and cosy- it is very important to us that our guests feel...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 20 June 2015

I stayed there for only one night. Since i was arriving late in the night, the hostel mailed and also sent an sms regarding the access code which would let me in the hostel. My emails to them regarding queries about transport to the train station and options were responded to promptly. They even booked me on the shared shuttle...

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

Hi ShailajaVora, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear everything went smooth with your late arrival. Thank you also for your feedback in regards to our services and hostel facilities. We have great news as we have unlimited free WiFi for anyone staying (previously this was indeed only available to people booking...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights and found almost everything perfect. You might pay a little more than some other backpacker hostels but it shows in the cleanliness and service. The rooms are very cosy and the beds extremely comfortable. The only negative for us was that our shower when hot didn't have as much pressure as one might require....

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

Hi Juett77, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear you have found your stay with us to be cosy and comfortable and the hostel to be clean. Thank you also for your feedback in regards to our shower. We will check the showers today just to ensure that...

Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 May 2015

I am always looking for good value accommodation so even though my husband and I are not in the target market for backpacker accommodation we occasionally try them out. Inexpensive Christchurch accommodation is hard to find but Dorset House ticked most of the boxes for us. We booked a double room and were pleased to find it was relatively spacious...

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

Hi Linda M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is such an honour to be called ‘backpacker deluxe’! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our hostel facilities and your room. We are however very sorry to hear that you found your room to have a slight smell, as this is definitely not...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: RM88 - RM247 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“rooms on the park pretty quiet , off street so i didn't notice noise”
, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 2 - window looks out to Hagley park and right opposite kitchen.”
799lydiab, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a private room w double bed”
EddingtonTravel, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Double storey building with staircase to second floor.”
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”
ShailajaVora, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
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