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Dorset House Backpackers Reviews

1 Dorset Street, PO Box 25350, Christchurch, New Zealand

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121 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Lovely staff member (english lady) safe, clean and tidy. Nice facility with lots of showers and toilets! Close to lots of food places as well! Had a lovely stop over here!


Nice place. Not too far from the city center and nakedbus stop. Room was quite cold in the morning (there was only one small electric heater set on automatic and unadjustable timer that did not last the whole night).


Dorset House is a cute little place. The location is nice - quite close to the botanical gardens and museum. The bathrooms are clean, there's no bunkbeds, and you get 100 MB free Wifi/day. My one complaint is that it's FREEZING at night in winter. It's an old house, so it's very drafty. The rooms have space heaters, but they're on 2 hour timers, which means unless you wake up in the middle of the night to turn them back on, your room is like a freezer by morning. Otherwise had a nice stay.


A good hostel.


Really helpful and friendly staff. Lovely rooms and comfortable beds. Great location as its a lovely walk into Christchurch centre. You get 200mb of wifi free each day which is good to check emails but not great to Skype with. Quite a small kitchen but manageable with lots of essentials to use for free. But quiet but very relaxing and comfortable.


Very authentic beautiful house next to park. Quiet area but easy access to town. Great staff. One of best hostels in the world!


We had a great stay at Dorset House- such a homely, welcoming atmosphere. It was lovely not having bunk beds for a change! The kitchen was great and nice powerful showers.

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