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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a decent option in Franz Josef with reasonably sized rooms but super small bathrooms - the double bed was small A simple breakfast of bread + spreads is served daily and in the evenings a simple soup - all this for free. Staff was friendly and there was free unlimited wifi. Good if you are on a budget... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most helpful staff on check-in of our entire trip. Recommended places to eat and offered advice on the best time to leave the next day to visit the glacier (early - before everyone else is up, which we did and it was amazing). Our room was next to the common area, which wasn't too loud when trying to sleep, but... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place seems to be fairly old and probably in need of some maintenance, however I think that is reflected in the price and there is plenty on offer to counteract the old rooms. There is free breakfast, free soup every evening, free popcorn in reception, free wifi, a tv room with free DVDs and VHS movies and a fully... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are really lovely and friendly, but it's a real shame that the accommodation is a bit run down. It feels like it's due a good overhaul and has been a bit abused over the years. Even so with a few essential touches it could be made into an ok place to stay: - extra fridge space - more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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Seattle, Washington
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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 December 13, 2014

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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16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

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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New York City, New York
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29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

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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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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