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Ivory Towers

Sullivans Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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Ranked #583 of 708 hotels in South Island
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in this hostel for one week and wished I had stayed longer. The owner and his son Sam were great people. The rooms were simple but comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. A few 'wow' factors made this hostel very special to me: - the owner's playlist was amazing (a few thousands tunes of very good music). - the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Got more than we bargained for with the room which was great! Good facilities and a comfortable room! However.. Staff a little bit miserable on arrival? And questionable about whether the sheets actually get changed? Saw staff make the beds but just remade the ones we had slept in rather than changing them for the next people?? Other than that,... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

The positive was that the staff was nice, knew the village and was able to recommend good restaurants etc.. The bedrooms are very responsive. During the night both television and washing machine started from staff space, we banged into the wall, but they simply lowered the volume somewhat. The kitchen was dirty and the stoves worked very poorly. We left... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Located 30 seconds from local shop. Quiet area as the town is really a street. The hostel was quite large with many rooms and one main kitchen that catered easily for all. Room was spacious and staff were friendly even when I managed to set the fire alarm off making sausages. Hundreds of movies available to rent with a small... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

It's a very nice hostel, I stayed there as a woofer for one week and enjoyed it very much!! Even though it's a place in New Zealand where it rains a lot. The hostel has a good location to the little supermarket in the village, it's 6 km to the mirror lake where you can see Mt. Cook and 6... More

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I stayed one night to be able to go next morning to the Fox Glacier. The place was ok, but not great. It was also not bad, but nothing spectacular. Although I like the lounge area separated from the kitchen. The room average and I think there were not much enough showers, but waking up early will always help you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Only stayed here one night but it was fairly average. Our room had a basin with a tap that leaked all night and could not be stopped. Owners weren't very helpful in trying to fix the problem either. Beds were also very uncomfortable as they were very thin.

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Hexham, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a great hostel. I'm in a weird room - no. 26 - right by the reception and on my own, but I like it! Apart from walking through the kitchen to the shower! Great kitchen! Helpful staff Very comfortable I love the flowers everywhere and the gentle music playing in the background as I sit on the verandah... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night for the Fox Glacier walk. From my research it was the cheapest place for a private single room at the time. The single room is a bit smelly but I wasn't sure what the smell was. The showers are also cold and as the West Coast is not the warmest of places, a bit of... More

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Dublin
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a pretty backpackers from the outside, with a nice big well kitted out kitchen (although they could do with more tables and chairs!). We had 3 double rooms between our group, which were fine but a bit damp.

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Address: Sullivans Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island
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Ranked #583 of 708 hotels in South Island
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