Dorset House Backpackers

1 Dorset Street, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 8144, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by jimbo1999


Today would be my last full day in New Zealand. I had a free day in Christchurch and as I was in no rush to see anything had a nice lay in. I had breakfast with Tessa at 11am then we split up to do our own things. I had a look at the Canterbury museum, which was surprisingly good considering its size. They had excellent exhibits on Maori history, …

Das Ende naht...

A travel blog entry by katja77


Christchurch ist nach dem letzten Erdbeben eigentlich eine einzige Grossbaustelle. Baukräne, Bagger, Absperrungen und Umleitungen dominieren das Stadtbild. Viel zu sehen gibt es nicht mehr, so dass die meisten Traveller froh sind, wenn sie hier wegkommen. Meine Reise und mein Blog gehen nun zu Ende. Wahrscheinlich gibt es mal noch einen …

A Beautiful Ghost Town

A travel blog entry by fiandmichael


Seeing as I (Michael) was the only one in Christchurch on the 23rd I'll start off this New Zealand blog! Upon arriving at the backpackers lodge called Dorset house the first thing I was asked by the receptionist is "oh you look like that Prince! What's his name?...." To which, with a sigh, I replied "Prince Harry by any chance?"... Seems wherever I …

The Reconstruction of Quake City

A travel blog entry by vayacondios


If you ever wanted a job in construction, Christchurch is the place to go. Everywhere you look there are cranes, heaps of rubble and deep holes, fluorescent shirted workers, trucks and lots of pop up coffee vans. Most of the heritage buildings such as churches, civic buildings, schools, universities, museums etc were scaffolded and under repair, as …

The recovery

A travel blog entry by jamieselina

Our month in New Zealand began in Christchurch, its second-largest city. At 12:51 pm on Tuesday, 22 February 2011, Christchurch was struck by a powerful quake which claimed 185 lives and levelled much of the central business district.

We knew this, of course. But we simply weren't prepared for how badly the city has been affected. Two …

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This 4 star hotel, located on 1 Dorset Street, Christchurch, is near Christchurch Casino, Victoria Park, Victoria Street Clock Tower, and Victoria Square.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsDorset House Backpackers Christchurch

    Reviewed by vayacondios

    A well equipped comfortable backpackers in a great location

    Reviewed Jan 13, 2014
    by (7 reviews) Margaret River , Australia Flag of Australia

    Dorset House is ideally situated next to the Botanic Gardens & within walking distance of the centre of Christchurch. It has some lovely public rooms & good hot water, laundry facilities & attractive kitchen with an outside deck.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by christine13

    Giant house

    Reviewed Apr 6, 2013
    by (28 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    I wish I knew what this house was like back in its prime. It's so big and beautiful.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Dorset House Backpackers Christchurch

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent