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Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   8-10 Cron Street | Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stay in a double room. There is no place to hang your clothes and the sink is too small to wash your face. The room is fair but the hostel is a good place for cultural exchange. There are many activities. Besides, free breakfast and free soup and bread save your money and cooking time.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

really nice staff and big kitchen (s) quirkie place and information regarding tours at hand. Lovely big breakfast every morning. The light switch in the showers are nuts as they are on timers and if your in a middle of a shower (nice and warm) and the light turns off you gotta get out the shower to turn it on... More

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at Chateau Franz in June and had a very nice experience, the cabins/huts are spacious and clean and the staff is putting a lot of effort in making it a special place offering free BBQs and regular fun events onsite. To be recommended!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved my recent stay at Franz Josef Chateau and hope to be back sometime soon. Arriving at 5pm in the hostel I was delighted to learn that they had free soup at 6pm. After a quick warm shower I made my way to the kitchen to avail of the soup offer. Not only was the soup very tasty but... More

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Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed one night at the Chateau Franz and had a great experience. The free soup and free breackfast were good and the staff was helpful. The bed were comfortable and our dorm was well heated. We really liked the free internationnal call we could make at the reception to call our family!

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chateau Franz is definitely the place to stay in Franz Joseph, realy clean accomodations, ( I tried three different kind of rooms ) . The workers are realy friendly and do everything for you to have the best stay ever ! ( thinking about Ed & Ellie ). You'll realy feel like at home there. Free breakfast, fresh bred dirrectly... More

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Glencree, Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival to Chateau Franz i was overwhelmed by the amount to do here and the incredibly friendly staff! The rooms are great, the prices are sweet and the atmosphere is just too good! The following day a man named Benjamin who works at the hostel brought us on a tour around the area, he does this 3 times a... More

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Chris P, Manager at Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi 225Stephen1991 thank you for taking the time to review Chateau Franz. It's good to here that you are enjoying your stay at Chateau Franz, I hope that whilst with us you are able to join in in one of our BBQ's and sushi nights. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand. Thanks Chris Remember... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a really great there! Awesome location and only nice people there! Especially Benjamin the best tourguide ive meet in new zealand! He took us on some rrally great trips to the fox glacier some lakes and beaches! I can really recoment the hostel and the tours there! So last but not least : sorry for my bad english ;)

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Chris P, Manager at Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi karudur, thank you for taking the time to review Chateau Franz, I am pleased that you were able to enjoy one of our glacier country trips, I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels across New Zealand. Thanks Chris Remember for the best rates book though our website More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hostel with great people , especially the tour guide Benjamin! We had awesome days there with him ! The tours to the Fox glacier and the beach , also to the lakes around Franz Josef . The barbecue Night was great , too ! It's a nice place to stay for the rest of my trip ! Wonderful .

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Chris P, Manager at Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi jens1391 thank you for taking the time to review Chateau Franz, I'm glad you enjoyed one of our trips through glacier country, I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Thanks Chris. Remember for best rates book on our website. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

there's just one tiny thing: fix some holders in the room, so the guests can put their jackets and towels to dry on it.(especially in wintertime) BUT everything else was just perfect!!! we highly recommend this accomodation to everyone!!!

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Address: 8-10 Cron Street | Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers 3.5*
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Ed welcomes you to Chateau Franz...Come and relax at Chateau Franz Motel & Backpackers after your fun filled day on the Glacier. Centrally located, we are only a few minutes walk to all Franz Josef has to offer. We offer a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets. A free spa pool, free homemade soup every evening, free breakfast, free movies, popcorn and friendly informative staff in a great atmosphere! ... more   less 
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