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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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York, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great find! On the kiwi experience but decided to stay here instead of kiwi's chosen hostel (which the guy who owns kiwi also owns) and it was such a good decision. Dorm room of 4 but one of us got a double bed (so dreamy), ensuite with a great shower, fridges in the room, kettle and microwave in... More 

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

Dear Sam G, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Glow Worms. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us and also got to enjoy all that we offer for our guests. I am glad Benjamin helped towards your trip to Queenstown. I wish you the very best on the rest of your... More 

El Nido, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of my best hostel in NZ. Clean and confortable, free soup, free WIFI, free HOT-TUB, free pop corn, car park, and the rooms are cute. And the price was awesome for all that ! (we paid 25 NZD for a 4 bed dorm). Staff was really nice. I higly recommand !

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

Dear Funkypepino, What a fantastic review! Thank you very much, I am glad you had a wonderful experience here at Glow Worms and got to enjoy everything we have to offer from the free soup to the hot tub! Our friendly staff wish you the very best with the rest of your travels and hope to see you in Franz... More 

Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a delightful little hostel with incredible prices. I stayed in a 4 bed deluxe with an ensuite for 25$! you can't argue with that. the shower was great and hot - very important for me! the german (i think?) guy on reception was welcoming and informative. the free soup dinner was surprisingly very delicious - would definitely recommend! it had... More 

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

Dear Loralent, Thank you for taking the time to review Sir Cedrics Glow Worms Flashpacker Hostel. I am thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed our delicious soup and cozy environment. I'm glad Patrick was able to assist you so well, its always pleasing to hear that our staff have made a positive... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a really clean hostel, very warm and relaxing, the staff our friendly and the list of free stuff goes on and on! Free soup (really tasty), free unlimited wifi, free breakfast and free popcorn. The bathrooms were clean and the fire was always on the go. Just what you need after a long walk! Would definitely come back... More 

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

Hi there Meganpaige, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on your stay here at Glow Worms. We are happy that we could accommodate your needs and that you got to enjoy all the amenities that we provide for our guests. The team here at Sir Cedrics Glow Worms Flashpacker Hostel wish you all the... More 

los angeles, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place was awesome. One of my favorites in the South Island. Apart from the lodging wish is fine the amenities offered here are amazing. Free Jacuzzi, soup, and even a fire show/bbq during our stay. The staff are so friendly and go out of their way to help you feel at home and be a part of the family.... More 

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

Hi there Seetheworld979, Thank you for this great review, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay here at Glow Worms. We aim to make our guests feel comfortable, as if they were in there own home so I am truly happy to hear that we could make you feel apart of our Glow Worm family and that... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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147 reviews 147 reviews
33 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was a surprisingly comfortable place for Franz Josef. There was free breakfast, limited but still free. A really awesome vegetable soup at 6pm which is perfect for a cold day. There is free wi-fi, comfortable rooms. I even got a double bed in a 4 bed dorm, tv, lots of powerpoints and good common area to mingle. The staff... More 

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

Dear Cooker3000, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here at Glow Worms. I am happy that you found our rooms comfortable and even got to enjoy the luxury of a double bed whilst you were here! We hope we have the chance to host you again someday, but until then we wish you the best on... More 

Rouen, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were so happy to stay at this place and we would have stayed more but we had to go other places. We had one room with bathroom and kitchen and it was great ( clean, good heating, everything you need in the room, cute design ) all this for smaller price compared to the rest of south and north... More 

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

Dear Cristinartw, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am delighted to read that Glow Worms was exactly the place for you and your partner! Its always great to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay and all that we have to offer here at Sir Cedrics, and that the sense of community and... More 

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