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Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel

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27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here a few times when passing through Franz! Staff were friendly and helpful, and sometimes even put on group activities/ BBQs with another hostel down the road. They had free soup at night, free breakfast (cereal and toast) and free wifi! Rooms were comfortable and very affordable- if your and independent traveler I would recommend the ensuite over the... More 

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glow_worms, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear cb_wanderer223, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, and for the room tip for our future travellers! It was an absolute pleasure having you here with us, we are always happy to know that our guests have enjoyed themselves here at Glow Worms. We wish you the very best on the remainder of your... More 

Gold Coast
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived to find our room nice & toasty warm as they'd thought to turn the heater on for us. Friendly & thoughtful staff. Location is amazing - in centre of town!! Clean rooms with all you need. Free tasty soup & pastries of an evening & free toast & cereal in the morning.

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glow_worms, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear MochasGold, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay here with us at Glow Worms and found our staff to be thoughtful & friendly :) . Our aim here at Glow is to make our guests feel at home and as comfortable as possible, and I am... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This was the best value of all places we stayed in New Zealand. Double motel style room with bathroom and kitchenette, free wi fi plus simple breakfast and soup on offer to all in the evening all for $65. Very friendly helpful staff. Highly recommend to all.

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glow_worms, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear brenc25, Thank you for your great review of Glow Worms! I am delighted to read that you found our hostel the best value in New Zealand. Its always a pleasure to know that our guests have had an enjoyable stay with us. We wish you the very best on the rest of your travels. Kindest regards, Primrose Remember for... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Excellent backpacker! I was in a double room, very spacious with private bathroom, clean and convenient! The staff is super friendly and welcoming, free hot chocolate and soup, free Wi-Fi too, unfortunately not really working outside the common room

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glow_worms, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Sylvainzuger1, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Its always pleasing to read that our guest have enjoyed their time here with us and all the amenities that we provide for them, from our free hot chocolate to our free soup and everything in between! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels... More 

New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was stay there 4 nights for total last month. it is a nice place, good price, peaceful and relax. and also reception was so helpful. Her name is Karin, we had a lovely chatting, and she also show me what I can do in Franz.

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glow_worms, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear JaniceCha0, Thank you for your great review of Glow Worms. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us and that Karin was so great at assisting you during your stay. We all wish you the best with the rest of your travels, and hope to see you here at Glow Worms again someday. Kindest... More 

Franz Josef, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My friend and I stumbled across this place on a Sunday evening and were so happy to be greeted with a cozy fire and nightly serving of soup and pastries. The hostel gets leftovers from a bakery every night and its such a nice touch on top of the free wifi and smiley staff. We were so cozy, we didn't... More 

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glow_worms, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear nicole19932015, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. It is always nice to read that we have made a good impression on our guests, and helped them to enjoy their time in Franz Josef even when there isn't a lot to do due to poor weather. Thanks again for your review, and coming to... More 

Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Stayed here two nights whilst in Franz Joseph, this town is very small. The hostel itself is old, but well kept, clean and friendly. I very much enjoyed not only my stay here but the town itself was great. good thing there is a kitchen as eating out is very expensive.

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glow_worms, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Ben M, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Its always a delight to read that our guests have enjoyed their stay here at Glow Worms, and of course in Franz Josef. We hope you enjoy the rest of travels, and maybe we will see you again in Franz Josef one day. Kindest regards, Prim Remember... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Could not check in between 2-4pm which we found out when we got there at 3pm after a 6 hour drive. The only way we discovered this was while i was banging on the door for 30 mins to get in, a lady emerged who informed me that the staff "take a break" between 2 and 4pm ( It must... More 

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glow_worms, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear nickysixx66, Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on our great customer service and our reviews usually reflect this so it's sad to read that you had such a bad experience. The WiFi does work throughout the building and logins are available in all rooms and at reception. We would have liked the opportunity to sort this out... More 

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49 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights and loved it. The room was for 4 people and was fairly basic. That said didn't need to be there as common area and kitchen were perfect to relax and chill out in. Staff here were brilliant, really made you welcome. Free soup was awesome, popcorn as well and free wifi were great considering you... More 

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glow_worms, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear simpsdude, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. It is always lovely to hear that we have made our guests feel at home. It's great that you had such a good time here in Franz Josef, I'm thrilled to see that Sir Cedric's Glow Worms Flashpacker Hostel was apart of that, and what an... More 

York, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was WWOOFing at Glow worm and inevitably stayed longer than planned. Team is really welcoming and made me feel at home straight away. A load of perks that you might not get at other hostels - free WIFI, soup, a ton of stuff from the local bakery, popcorn, hot tub, fire shows, barbeques... would recommend to anyone. Thanks for... More 

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glow_worms, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Aca_de_Vallerio, Thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure having you here as part of our work for accommodation team. I'm glad we made your time here in Franz Josef so enjoyable, if you are ever in the area again please don't hesitate to pop in and say hello! We hope you... More 

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