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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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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best backpackers we've been to. Hips of free stuff (soup, breakfast, hot tub, international phone calls, ...) and a nice kitchen and lounge room. People at reception were very nice and helpful.

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Barcelos, Portugal
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bacpacker Hostel. I stayed in one of the tiny but cosy private rooms. Small terrace facility to seat outside your room. Small & basic kitchenette but very convenient for a breakfast or even a light dinner. Nice & friendly staff that will hell you on your choices to the glacier. Free basic breakfast & soup every evening. Free international calls.... More 

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Montevideo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very satisfied with our stay. You get a lot for what you pay for. Hot Tub, awesome after a long day of hiking or a few hours on the ice. Free popcorn and free soup in the evenings. Very helpful staff. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm and there was lots of space in the room. Fridge... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were vey helpful. The soup when we arrived after a long journey was so welcome. Free breakfast and food to help yourself to on Christmas Eve. Beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains from the kitchen/dining area windows.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I arrived at the accommodation only to find that the website I had booked through (hostel.com) was having problems w Sir Cedrics which meant that they didn't actually have the room I booked (4ppl room).. luckily staff managed to move me into another 6 ppl room but I was annoyed because I would've definitely preferred 4 people room. The place... More 

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Thank schen92
Glowwormfj, Manager at Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Dear schen92 Thank you for taking the time to review Sir Cedrics Glowworm. Its a shame that there was trouble with your booking, However great to hear the staff were able to get you into a room and in such a busy time of year. I'm glad you got to use the Wi-Fi maybe next time you could try all... More 

Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We found the staff incredibly friendly and the facilities excellent. We would definitely stay again. I love that they have free soup in the evenings and breakfast in the morning. It was very good value for money. It's also close to many restaurants and cafes.

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

Dear cathb42 Thank you for taking the time to review Sircedrics Glowworm. Great, incredibly friendly staff is what we love to be. I'm really happy you had such a good time. Of Corse you are welcome back anytime. and you will have to try the Free HOTTUB. Thanx again Benjamin Glowworm Manager More 

San Diego, California
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Awesome Hostel with great staff! Free international call, free soup, free pub crawl! There is even a hot tub! I couldn't have asked for a better experience while in town. Ed, Ben, & Jo at Glow Worm & Chateau Franz were all amazing!

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

Dear TIMPsu23 Thank you for reviewing Sir Cedrics Glowworm Well it sounds like you had a great time and got to check out both of our hostels in Franz Josef. We are always happy to help in any way we can. Good luck with the rest of your travels. Benjamin Glowworm More 

Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Clean enough but really just a hostel charging hotel rates. Rooms were not serviced daily, lots of bugs and tiny old bathrooms. The staff were friendly but it took a while for someone to help you out. Breakfast was not worth eating. Would be happy if the price was halved.

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

Dear Charlie P Thank you for taking the time to review Sir cedrics Glowworm. Im sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us, we try to offer a great service but sometimes we cant please everyone. I'm sure the staff were willing to help but were probably busy running around working. We wish you all the best in the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night after our Franz Josef Glacier Tour. A lovely soup was served for free in the evening for dinner, a free breakfast in the morning, plus free wifi! The most we have ever received from a hostel, didn't feel ripped off at all. We stayed in a private room which was very comfy. Shared toilet/bathroom... More 

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

Dear Janey_4190 Thank you for taking the time to review Sir cedrics Glowworm. Your review was a pleasure to read. You got to enjoy our free soup, Breakfast, Wi-Fi, board games and the staff. Im very happy you had such a good time and we will do our best to be the we can be. Best wishes. P.S. next time... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We are a family with 2 teenagers, and booked a 6 bunk dorm for ourselves. The staff were friendly and helpful and the hostel was clean and quiet. Free breakfast got the boys out of bed in the morning, but the weather was too hot for us to try the nightly complimentary soup.

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

Dear aussiekiwi2015 Thank you for taking the time to review Sir Cedrics Glowworm. Its great to hear that you as a family enjoyed your time at Glowworm. I am sure with the staff being so nice and the good weather It was easy to have a good time. And what a bonus the free breakfast got the boys out of... More 

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