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Reviews of Dorset House Backpackers Christchurch Hostel

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

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 87%

Location 87%

Safety 89%

Staff 95%

Value 87%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 1.49USD

Important Information

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). For clarity - a reservation made for a Wednesday night must be cancelled prior to close of our reception (6pm) on the Sunday night to be considered outside the cancellation period. Reservations cancelled less than '2 full days' will be charged for any nights that fall within the cancellation period. Non-arrivals will be charged for nights within the cancellation period. Reservations that are made for arrival within '2 full days' are strictly non-cancellable.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 87%

Location 87%

Safety 89%

Staff 95%

Value 87%

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Anonymous
22 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: I really appreciated the somewhat more sedate/mature atmosphere here compared to other hostels I've stayed at. It was in a great location for exploring the park (which I think is the best part of Christchurch at the moment).

Customer would recommend this property

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86% Overall Rating


30 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good Hostel

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The house has lots of character. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was clean and spacious. Bathrooms were clean. Easy to walk into the city from the hostel.

Disliked: No lockers in the shared dorms.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating


17 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: kitchen and bathrooms very clean and modern equipped. big kitchen and common room. rooms warm, beds good.free and fast wifi. free pool table. close to park, botanical garden and Canterbury museum (for free)

Disliked: -

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: nice place to stay

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
02 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It was very quiet and there were no bunk beds

Disliked: It was a little cold in some of the bathrooms, but it is winter

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The vibe of this place isn't like your standard backpackers. It feels like you're in a hotel instead of a hostel. The staff were very helpful and everything was very clean at all times. The only downside is that it's slightly further away from everything compared to other hostels. But for me it was totally worth the extra walking!

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
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71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Quiet clean room

Disliked: Did not leave the key out, and were locked out when we arrived late.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Clean and fresh hostel which has a very nice character. It does not feel like a typical hostel, more like a bed and breakfast. Lovely rooms, and no bunk beds which was a nice change! Nice place all in all, I would have liked to stay longer.

Disliked: A little far from food store (30 mins walking on way) and a little over priced. There are hostels that provide much of the same things for almost 10 dollars less a night.. But this place has more character then those places to be fair.

Customer would recommend this property

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