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Ivory Tower Lodge

PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Jindabyne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

. 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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Augsburg, Germany
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49 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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