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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My dorm room had a kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. For dinner they had soup and pastries and for breakfast there was donuts, toast, cereal. Plus they had free wifi. It wasn't the best but beggars can't be choosers. Overall, I saved a lot of money when I stayed here. Some of my Stray bus friends stayed in YHA and they... More 

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

Dear Kellie B, Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by and leave a review. I'm really happy to here that you enjoyed your time here at the hostel and got to take advantage of all the perks that we offer here at Glow Worms and even managed to save a bit of cash in between! Thank... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A very nice and clean little motel/hostel with super friendly staff. Very good value for money. Walking distance from everywhere in Franz Josef. I would stay there again. Bonus points for the free soup and popcorn.

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

Dear Rosetwigs, Thank you for taking the time to review Glow Worms. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to take advantage of the free soup and popcorn and found us great value for money. I wish you the very best with the rest of your travels. Thanks, Primrose Remember for the best... More 

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