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    Dorset House Backpackers

    1 Dorset Street | PO Box 25350, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 18 December 2015

    Great Hostel. Definitely four stars plus. Nice and pretty heritage building close to the Botanical Gardens and a short walk into the centre of the city. Friendly and very helpful young lady at reception. Comfortable beds, plenty of bathrooms that are well kept and a...More

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    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Front Office Manager at Dorset House Backpackers

    Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a glowing 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear that we left a great impression during your stay. We are indeed very lucky with our convenient location. We are pleased to hear that...More

    Reviewed 2 December 2015

    A gorgeous character building right across the street from Hagley park. Best prices for a room in town to boot. I rented a room with a double bed for three days and it was absolutely an A+ experience. It's located in a quiet area and...More

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    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers

    Hi Martin, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s such an honour to be called ‘best place in town’. We’re glad to hear you had a great experience with us, from the free unlimited WiFi...More

    Reviewed 28 November 2015

    Girl on reception was very friendly and helpful. Room was lovely and spacious with a comfortable double bed (booked a standard double room). Bathroom facilities were very clean and the shower was powerful. Big lounge area and the property is well located by a South...More

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    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers

    Hi Duncan, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad to hear your enjoyed the hostel facilities such as our big lounge, clean bathrooms and your double room. We’re indeed quite lucky with...More

    Reviewed 26 November 2015

    I stayed twice in this hostel and both had such a good time. The beds are really nice (no bunkbeds) and the common room is just great! They have so many couches and even a free pool table. I would definitely go here again :).More

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    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers

    Hi Mrielie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for coming back a second time! We're pretty stoked with our big lounge with free pool table, as it's...More

    Reviewed 25 November 2015

    - the hostel clearly needs to be renovated; the floor and the beds are really noisy; if you're not a heavy sleeper, then you should think twice before booking this hostel; - the kitchen was a mess everyday (contrarily to other hostels, I never saw...More

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    Response from DorsetHouseChch, Manager at Dorset House Backpackers

    Hi Ricardo, We appreciate your comments, but we believe they are factually incorrect and we would like to address these below. 1. We are in a gorgeous wooden Victorian building (built in 1871) with great character. We carried out extensive renovations to the interior and...More

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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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    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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    "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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    "Double storey building with staircase to second floor."
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