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Ivory Tower Lodge

PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We checked in here late in the afternoon, the lady at reception was laid back, friendly and could not have been nicer . She showed us our room ( at the end of the block at the back ) and it was heaven ! Clean , bright and with a full kitchen and bathroom . To be honest it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in End of March. We had family room with own shower and toilet and a little kitchen. Our room was clean, comfort and lovely bright decor. The room located at the end of the main building so was away from the noise from the common area / kitchen. The kitchen was huge and fits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in 4bed dorm room, comfy and clean. Huge well equipped kitchen. Bucket head power showers were an unexpected happy surprise! Spotless bathrooms. Big hot tub. Owners were great with advice on restaurants, weather and the Copland track route. Definitely stay here again.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Was a bit nervous after some of the reviews but found a friendly clean place. Heaps of room in the kitchen, lots of outside seating and a great free spa. Right in the middle of the village. Sure the rooms are small and not overly sound proof but it is a hostel after all. Would stay again.

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Jindabyne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Big kitchen with an awesome chunk of tree as a main table, it spacey for everyone to cook at the same time. The hostel is homey and comfortable, with small bedrooms but it's alright. The bathroom are modern and the showers feel great. Really close to the supermarket and, most of all, right after Fox Glacier. There's a great atmosphere... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

All in all I had a good stay there. The rooms were alright, staff friendly and showers and toilets clean. They have some DVDs for rental with really funny comments/reviews/ratings of the owner, really enjoyed reading the comments. Only the music in the dining room was annoying sometimes, from classical to some kind of space music. Didn't really fits to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Ok for backpackers but if you can afford it, avoid it... doubleroom stinks and cannot be locked.. really not worth it, I d have spent 40/50$ more and gone to a better place! But if you are a backpacker with low expectations, it might do

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

. We stayed here for one night in January. We had a double room with own shower and toilet. The room opened out into a small lounge and kitchen which we shared with 3 other rooms. Was a little bit noisy when others came in late at night but couldn't be faulted for its cleanliness and comfort and lovely bright... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I stayed here for one night (in a single room), while visiting Fox Glacier. The hostel is filled with friendly people and the reception was very helpful with sorting out a bike and giving advice on the area. The single room was clean and nice, but very small (only the size of the bed). The bathroom was down the hall,... More 

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Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Very comfortable and homely - kitchen well kitted out and ample size. Brand new bikes to rent and staff super friendly and helpful. Gave out maps and suggestions of things to do. Very clean, ample bathrooms available. Would stay here again.

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