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Glow Worm Cottages

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27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a really clean hostel, very warm and relaxing, the staff our friendly and the list of free stuff goes on and on! Free soup (really tasty), free unlimited wifi, free breakfast and free popcorn. The bathrooms were clean and the fire was always on the go. Just what you need after a long walk! Would definitely come back... More 

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los angeles, CA
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was awesome. One of my favorites in the South Island. Apart from the lodging wish is fine the amenities offered here are amazing. Free Jacuzzi, soup, and even a fire show/bbq during our stay. The staff are so friendly and go out of their way to help you feel at home and be a part of the family.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a surprisingly comfortable place for Franz Josef. There was free breakfast, limited but still free. A really awesome vegetable soup at 6pm which is perfect for a cold day. There is free wi-fi, comfortable rooms. I even got a double bed in a 4 bed dorm, tv, lots of powerpoints and good common area to mingle. The staff... More 

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Rouen, France
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so happy to stay at this place and we would have stayed more but we had to go other places. We had one room with bathroom and kitchen and it was great ( clean, good heating, everything you need in the room, cute design ) all this for smaller price compared to the rest of south and north... More 

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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cozy little place in the middle of Franz Josef. The staff is very helpful, showing you around and informing you that there is free soup in the evening. I like the atmosphere of the place, it's very relaxed and it's easy to get to know other people. The wi-fi is free, but we weren't able to connect for the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After camping for the past 3 days, Glow Worm Cottages was a welcome luxury. Thick mattresses and duvets, our own private shower, and bunk beds that actually don't creak?! Great location in Franz Josef, and a good price at $25 per night (4 person room). We called up on the day to see if there was room free, and the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel has a lovely, warm and laid back atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and helpful and keep the place clean and well looked after. We stayed here for 7 weeks whilst working in town and couldn't fault it.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My three teenage children and I stayed at Glow Worm Cottages for two nights. We had booked two rooms. Each room had a queen and single bed, ensuite shower & toilet, heater and a kitchenette with a fridge. The rooms were compact but had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable. There was a communal lounge, TV room and... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in 4bed dorm room which was clean, warm and comfortable. Had fridge and basic coming facilities, although communal main kitchen was fine. Also had en suite bathroom which was a bonus, decent shower too. Evening soup and breakfast included, brilliant value. Friendly helpful staff. No complaints :-)

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Chris P, Manager at Glow Worm Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Sham59, thank you for taking the time to review Glow Worm. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Glow Worm and found it great value for money. I wish you all the best for the rest of your travels. Thanks Chris Remember for the best deals always book direct. More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for around 2 months & had an awesome time! The management (Jo) & the staff (Primrose,Heidi,Patrick & Si) were all amazing! The hostel is a lovely cosy place with clean rooms & comfy beds. Theres also a free hot-tub, wifi, breakfast & soup. Thanks for making my stay in Franz an unforgettable one guys!!

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