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Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

33-35 Sullivan Road | PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lived/worked here for just about 2 months in Fox Glacier. What can I say? It was literally my home away from home. Great backpacker with a big, clean kitchen, plenty of bathrooms, a very nice spa, and just general room to breath. Highly recommended. Wouldn't have stayed if I wasn't into it, that's for sure! The owners Ann and Dale... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel - central location, very nice and neat. Wonderful and super clean bbq and kitchen. Lovely indoor and outdoor common areas. Clean and tidy bathrooms and showers. Comfy beds Very friendly staff.

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Thank Silvia255060
Rotorua, New Zealand
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98 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the stay! One of the most gorgeous locations and hostels I've stayed at. The kitchen was perfect and well stocked, the bedroom had a view of the mountains and the shower was HUGE! Lovely receptionist.

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Annagassan, Ireland
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73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked into a private room here and it couldn't have been any better. Room was clean and quiet. Kitchen was very well equipped. There is a library of 300 DVDs for free hire($20 deposit), there is a sauna and a spa. Nice background music and location is great

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Thank Johnny M
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The family room we had was great as it had an ensuite and shared kitchen/lounge facility with two other rooms in a separate block. It was clean, tidy and warm and the staff were friendly on arrival. Would stay here again. Couldn't get the free wi-fi to work consistently and parking was a little difficult.

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Vienna, Austria
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The village is tiny so everything is close to the hostel. Room and shared bathroom were clean. Bedroom would have been nicer without any (very!!!) little spiders appearing now and then. The walls are thin, but we had a good sleep though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stayed a night at Ivory Towers Lodge after spending the day hiking up Fox Glacier. Accommodation was okay I guess for a backpackers. Facilities were clean which was nice. The staff were great very friendly. Parking is limited and a bit tight but plenty of parking on the street though. The best part of this backpackers was the view... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stayed here for 6 nights while working on the West Coast. The gentleman that runs the place was absolutely lovely and made us feel right at home. We were here in the middle of winter, so it was relatively quiet - the halls outside the rooms can get a bit loud, though. Free wifi was available, although it was pretty... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Good value accommodating is limited in both the glacier townships and we were lucky to get a room here at Ivory Towers the night before our glacier heli-hike. Positives: Our room was clean and comfortable with newly renovated shared bathroom and shower and a little terrace outside which was great to watch the sun setting. Nice big kitchen which was... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We booked an en suite double room. It was clean, comfortable, spacious and even had its own terrace to sit out on. It is an great location, within easy walking distance of all the restaurants and shops. Was just what wanted

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