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PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Ivory Tower Lodge
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Augsburg, Germany
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49 reviews 49 reviews
44 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our stay here because the hostel is nice and quiet. The kitchen is big, clean and very well equipped. Bed is comfortable and room and bathrooms are also clean. It's great that you can rent a lot of movies for free! Wifi worked well, too. However you only need this sort of entertainment in the evening, because the... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I stayed 3 nights in a twin room and found the hostel first class. It rains non stop at Fox Glacier but the hostel is designed for the weather. It has wide verandas and on our floor (the second) had a lovely enclosed veranda with flowers and pots looking out over the tiny town. Our room was spotless and they... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I can't believe how badly this place has been reviewed. I had a very comfortable stay here. The man at the desk was very nice. My room was nicely sized with a double bed. Showers and toilet facilities were good. Nice lounge area with a log fire burning. Huge kitchen. Can't fault the place. Can't say I was in there... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We found this to be an excellent facility as a stop over on our way to and from Westport. The hosts were very accommodating. The extra facilities such as a big, well resourced kitchen, a movie room, a spa and a sauna, made it great for a travelling sports team. Some beds are a bit old fashioned and an extra... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. The kitchen and common rooms were very spacious, comfortable, and clean. The bathrooms were a bit small, but also clean. We stayed 2 nights in a 4 bedroom dorm room with no bunk beds that had a reasonably comfortable bed and was very warm. The spa was awesome and also a great... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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74 hotel reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I stayed in one of the dorms (6 bed). The room was large with a sliding door to the outside. The bunk beds were well spaced. The kitchen was clean and huge with several cooking areas. There were plenty of pots, pans, silverware, etc. and two refrigerators to hold all of the guest's food. There was a nice rear outdoor... More 

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Cairns, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Wow, we stayed here and could not fault this place. We had a very modern and spotlessly clean room with a flatscreen tv and an equally spotless ensuite . There were four rooms in our cabin and had two other couples staying there at the same time and we all thought how great value for money it was in what... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed in a 4 person dorm room and it was easily the poorest accommodation I experienced in New Zealand. Room felt very worn (especially the bedding). Bathrooms are very basic and did not feel very clean. The kitchen area is nice though, and the location is useful. No free wifi - very common in NZ- but the wifi you... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

There are those backpackers that feel like staying at somebody's home, cosy, clean and well kept. This is not one of them. We stayed here for one night at a twin room, and I was very relieved when we left in the morning. The kitchen was very dirty and almost all of the stoves were somehow broken. There were way... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

The staff is not very friendly or formerly in their way. The bikes are totally destroyed and you need to fix them. Te rooms were OK, although a pain to have to lock then with the keys. The laundry could be better but at least they do it for you after paying $6.

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Address: PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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