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Montrose Backpackers

9 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in a double room (shared bathroom). Rooms are clean and warm! Pros: free wifi, friendly guy on reception (offering good advice about the area), clean tea towels in the kitchen. Cons: the kitchen is very small (even though there are 2), no sharp knives for cooking!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the whole I found this hostel rather shabby but okay. The bed linen was clean but old and the decor was jaded. Kitchens were clean and the shower was powerful and hot. The owner was just lovely- really friendly and helpful- and this made all the difference.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a double room. Nothing wrong, nothing special. Hard to comment on location at such a small place as Franz Josef, but it was off the main road, so no traffic noise. Plenty of street parking outside. The owner was very helpful, and happily phoned ahead for us for a future booking. Spacious common areas, well equipped. Good: communal... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ere given a map with lots of information on arrival. The rooms were basic just a bed. Shared bathroom and toilet along the corridor. If you do not have a towel you can hire one for 2.00$, plus soap and shower gel for 50 cents. There is a communal kitchen with every kitchen item to use. You are walking... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Friendly staff, clean common areas. We booked a private room with shared facilities. The room was clean, but smelt a little musty. The facilities were great. There was lots of kitchen space, stoves, sinks and bench-tops. There were lots of crockery and cutlery. And tea towels. If you have been in a hostel situation you will know that you are... More

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Stayed at montrose for 3 nights, even when he was clearly very ill he still went out of his way to give the best service, always going out of his way to come and chat to see if we where enjoying our stay and helping with our trip to Fox Glacier. The hostel was nice and clean, with large communal... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

it was nice, and friendly. lots of young people. nice shearing kitchen-two kitchens-and leaving room. close to the Glacier , just in the heart of town. close to the shop and information center. it wasn't quiet, but who cares.

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71 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Myself and my partner stayed here for 1 night in a double room with shared bathroom. The location of this hostal is good, in close proximity to the supermarket. The room we stayed in was basic, a comfy bed. The bathroom was small but clean and with hot showers. There were 2 kitchens with anything you need to self cater.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I really like this place. Clean and well located. Staff was ultra friendly and helpful. The property is well maintained and rather huge. Kitchen is great with oven and everything you can think of or need. There is a huge TV where everyone could watch movies. No Wifi which was a little sad as our 3G didnt work in Franz... More

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Munich, Germany
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62 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I had a private room for 1 night which was comfortable, clean and quiet. The shared shower rooms were also very clean and well kept. The staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. There is a large well equipped kitchen and an excellent comfy lounge area. There is no WiFi, but there are 3 PC's to use free of charge.... More

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Montrose Backpackers Hotel
Montrose Backpackers Hotel Franz Josef
Address: 9 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Ranked #8 of 12 Specialty lodging in Franz Josef
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