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Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

33-35 Sullivan Road PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
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#9 of 11 hotels in Fox Glacier

Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Fox Glacier, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge provide a kitchenette and a fireplace, and guests can stay connected with free internet access.

In addition, while staying at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge guests have access to a sun terrace and baggage storage. You can also enjoy a sauna and barbeque facilities. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Matheson Cafe, Hobnail Cafe, and Cafe Neve, which are some cafes that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Should time allow, River Walk is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Fox Glacier!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Brooke wrote a review Jul 2020
6 contributions
Stopped overnight here on our way down the South Island. The rooms were clean and warm, and the lounge and kitchen were very large and spacious. Bathrooms small but clean and modern. The hostel also has a spa pool, which is very modern and new - a real drawcard. We enjoyed our stay here and has everything you need for a stopover :)
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
pa12326 wrote a review May 2020
Krakow, Poland6 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed at Ivory for one night. It was very clean and nice place. I got a separate room for nice price (there was only one more person staying in this place, as it was right after covid pandemic ended, so not a lot of tourist). Kitchen fully equipped, room was warm. I'm taking away one star due to not working sauna and jacuzzi (no info on their site about this and I was hoping to use it) and due to wifi not working perfectly in the room (it was working ok in kitchen and hall)
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Kassie wrote a review Dec 2019
Auckland, New Zealand38 contributions10 helpful votes
I really enjoyed staying here, staff are very friendly and helpful, the beds are comfy and there’s a really big kitchen area. Also we got a full spread of free desserts and wines over Christmas :) Recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
roujo wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore79 contributions3 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that the hostel and its facilities were really clean. I was impressed with the Twin Room which was roomier than expected, and the kitchens are well equipped. There was also a nice view of the sunset from the hostel. Unfortunately, I was a victim of the lack of security in the kitchen. Someone actually stole my bottle of Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc Rose clearly labelled with my name. Last I checked, IT WASN'T IN THE FREE FOOD FRIDGE. Granted, the YHA sticker on it had a date a few days prior, but the wine showing up days after the supposed "departure date" should have been obvious enough. There also weren't labels or pens in the kitchen for me to edit my label with, so there's that. Since there isn't a CCTV, what management should do is label the other fridges with something like "If it's not yours, do not touch the food in this fridge" and do weekly checks to make sure the guest has really left before putting actual free food into the free food fridge. I am leaving a neutral rating because while the above incident left a bad taste in my mouth, it was the act of one bad individual and I have no complaints with the hostel itself to warrant a bad rating.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Coastal583983 wrote a review Apr 2019
16 contributions
This is a lovely hostel, the staff were all brilliant and I met so many interesting people here. The bed was the comfiest I've slept in on my whole trip! There is a huge kitchen with free spices and herbs! The lounge has a real fire which gave the whole place a warm and cosy feeling and there is a separate TV room with Sky tv (where I was able to watch Game of Thrones!!). There is also a hot tub and sauna, which I didn't actually use, but it was a really nice touch! This is one of the nicest hostels I've stayed in and Fox Glacier, is a charming town with very friend locals. I had such a nice experience here and I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Fox Glacier!
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: The 6 bed mixed dorm had proper beds in it (not bunk!!)
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New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)Fox Glacier
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lake Matheson Walk (2.8 miles), Fox Glacier Hiking Trails (0.08 miles), and Fox Glacier South Side Walk (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matheson Cafe, The Last Kitchen, and Fox Glacier Guiding Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the center of Fox Glacier.
Are there any historical sites close to Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting River Walk (0.8 miles).