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Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers

3.5 of 5 8-10 Cron Street | Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • 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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Namur Province, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok, I liked the atmospheer and the mind in this motel, the meatpie and the free soup were nice, but just tell me why you don't provide soap? Why most of shower were unusable and the others were dirty as you can catch an infection! for this price, i really expected something decent! Please do something about!

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Franz chateau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my friend have been traveling nz for almost 3 months now and this is the best hostel we've stayed in so far! It's the atmosphere and friendly staff which made it for me! We were booked into a dorm room for 1 night but after a day of rain we decided to extend our stay for one more... More

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Luganville, Vanuatu
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I never rate places but I have to share my experience this time. I booked this hostel in advance, specifically booking a room that I could be alone in, as it was the middle of my trip and I assumed I'd want some alone time after staying in 6 bed hostels all week. My room was freezing the first night,... More

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Everywhere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hostel itself is quite good with good internet (unlimited!), decent sized kitchen space and the beds were pretty comfortable too. The best bit about this place though was the tour to Gillespies beach, the reflecting ponds and Fox glacier. Our guide Benjamin was really good and knowledgable and made us all feel completely chilled out and we had a... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is ok, pretty clean and ok beds. But the rooms are too cold. The reception said that we could borrow hot water bottles to put in our beds but we didnt know just how cold it was until we went to bed, the reception was closed at that time. Our room could use more power outlets. The "free... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is obviously a popular place to stay in Franz Josef. The room i stayed in was a female dorm, 4 beds with ensuite bathroom. Everything in this place is dated. The bathroom was very clean, nothing bad to say about it. The room was spacious and nice. The only problem was the heater. It made soooooo much noise! So... More

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new Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall experience was just all right, staffs weren't too friendly (kinda have a "I don't give a damn" attitude), dryer does NOT dry your clothes at all & the reaction that I got from the staff is as if I'm trying to cheat and get a free drying service. Boo. Had a hard time to pack as I need to... More

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Mumbai
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room is simple withour any frills and is apt for a budget traveler. The cleanliness of the room is decent considering the rates they charge. The place offers a soup of the day everyday at 6 pm and has other activities as well for the motel occupants. Ideal for students or bag packers travelling in large groups. Centrally located... More

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Adderbury, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an unexpected stop here and Ed went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Had a fantastic room with an inside toilet and shower pure luxury. Views were great and fireworks as a bonus. I would recommend it to all travelers. Free soup, wifi and breakfast a bonus except we overslept it was so comfortable and warm.

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

Dear bigfrogsgo, Thank you for taking the time to review Chateau Franz. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the room was to your liking. I'm extremely flattered by your kind words. I'm always happy to hear that I have had a positive impact on your experience in New Zealand. We certainly enjoyed having you stay with... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great accomodation! Nice showers, good hottubs, good breakfast. Since wifi is only available in the lounge room, it is really easy to meet people. Really kind and helpfull staff, ambitious and young! Even the beds are not too bad!

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

Dear irisvandermaden, Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay at Chateau Franz. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our hostel and that you found it easy to meet people. I hope you had a great trip in New Zealand and that you come and stay with us again someday. For best deals always book direct.... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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