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Glow Worm Cottages

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only did this Hostel offer FREE breakfast, hearty soup, Wifi, popcorn, and tours but they also helped me figure out all the cool and fun things to do in the town. The Staff, especially Primrose and Ben cared more about making sure I had a great time in Franz Josef then anything else. They were both extremely friendly both... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cute place with some really good things-T.V. room, spa, free popcorn, nice dining area, comfy beds. Needs help with parking space, bathroom size (shower), kitchen layout and stove space. For us the best part was the front desk person "Felicity" she was so friendly and helped our family get a room when we didn't have a reservation, kept the popcorn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the best experience in this hostel. After hours looking for somewhere to just have a shower -even offering to pay for it- I had found this cute hostel and asked for them if They have a special price for a quick shower. They not only offered it for me for free but also invites me and my friend... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a spot on the tour knowing nothing about glow worms. As such, I found the afternoon informative and I absolutely loved the boat ride through the dark to visit the location where they reside. We had to wait a while for the tour to depart as we were divided into 2 groups due to the large number of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the hostel were good and it has a really good atmosphere. Pros: +free popcorn +big Tv with alot of movies +spa pool +free soup Cons: -the 6 bed dorm was small -the free unlimited wifi is really bad. It cuts off ALL the time. So forget Skyping och streaming movies or music. -the bathroom and showers next to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights with my wife in Nov 2014. The hostel is a decent place to stay given prices compared to nearby hotels/motels, however is still a bit pricey compared to other places we have stayed in NZ.This is based off a double, ensuite, not a dorm room to be clear. Service – Very friendly and helpful staff.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While there's free parking available, half the spots (on the left) are very tight to pass a car through. The rooms were simple and designed with logging and timber themes. The shower was small and had low water pressure but the room was warm and the bed was comfy with nice pillows and sheets. A cheap, Spartan dinner is provided... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was just a reminder for us, that we're not hostel people. The room was clean enough, but the decor very dark. The most minute sink I've ever seen. wifi was only available in the common area and hit and miss. We had booked three nights, but moved out after one because it was just not our cup of tea.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at glow worm for a week, and I immediately felt the first day that it was a good place to stay for a while. The staff folk are awesome (I miss you Prim), there's always a smile on their faces. There's free soup and breakfast, with more than just the average toast and spread and free Internet. The... More 

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glowwormcottages, Front Office Manager at Glow Worm Cottages, responded to this review

Hi LauraTravelNZ, Thank you so much for your positive review, we loved having you and hope you will come back soon. We are glad to hear you left with a good impression, we miss you too! Having folks like yourself staying with us is what makes our hostel a home and keeps those smiles on our faces. Thank you for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in November. Primrose was awesome and made sure I was comfortable during my stay. They have a basic breakfast in the morning, and a hot tub that you can relax in. The hot tub isn't that hot, but the rooms are very comfortable with their own mini kitchen and bathrooms. One night we also got a fire-spinning show,... More 

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glowwormcottages, Front Office Manager at Glow Worm Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Ehsan A, Thank you so much for your positive review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Glow Worm and grateful that you took the time to share your experience with others. And thank you for your kind words about Primrose, we think she is pretty awesome too and we're glad you agree! Your comfort is... More 

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Address: 27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Glow Worm Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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