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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ivory Towers has it all. From its newly refurbished facilities to fun hosts. Ann and Dale have created an little slice of heaven in Fox Glacier. You'll be inspired by all the quotes of the walls, and don;t forget to ask for the movie list, you'll get a kick out of it! The hostel is located only meters away from... More 

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Balmoral, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked into this hostel because it had the best price this day. In the BBH booklet of which this hostel is a member, the price said 62 dollars for a double room. But when we got into the hostel the owner said it was 75. We mentioned this is not the price in the booklet we had see. On... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

The room was cosy, warm and comfortable. However, free wifi usage was limited. Location wise is not a concern in Fox Glacier as it's just a small town. Cleanliness was otherwise satisfactory. Will recommend this place to others.

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Thank xiu f
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Ivory Towers has to be one of the best hostels out there. During our stay (1 night) during mid winter we received a friendly warm welcome and our dorm room was so cosy. Thick duvets were so nice! Clean shared bathrooms and showers and the kitchen was well equipped and kept very clean. A highlight was a sharp knife! A... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We spent most of the time in hostel as it rained all the tine when we were in fox glacier. the lodge is very relaxing with good tv room and lounge. we spent a whole afternoon finish a puzzle which is enjoyable. the laundry is service laundry for $6 including clean and dry. however u can only do it during... More 

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Valence, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

A perfect place to stay if you are in Fox Glacier : rooms clean and very comfortable (we were in a double room), toilets, shower and kitchen are shared and really clean ! There is also a nice living room with TV and a free spa outside ! This backpackers rent also bikes to explore the area. I really recommend... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We arrived on Monday the 9th of May and was greeted by a friendly man in the reception (not too excited but friendly). We booked an ensuite double room for only $80 and the room was very nice, newly renovated and it felt like we were in a hotel! The facilities such as kitchen, bathrooms, TV room, spa, sauna and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Free tea, coffee, spices, cooking oil and I thought I saw some free flour, too. Basket of free apples in the reception area. 25nzd for a 5 or 6 person dorm with a BBH membership. 5nzd deposit for the key. 5nzd if you want a gig of wifi, otherwise basic wifi was free. I can't remember if it was unlimited,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Nice reception staff. We had private ensuite rooms. Kitchen had everything what was needed. Bathroom was clean. Free Wifi - but poor signal. Good value for the money you pay. Nice hot tub outside. Good backpackers place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here. The owners were very friendly and generous. The facilities are great with comfortable beds! A spa and sauna are fab for after the walking I have done. Thoroughly recommend staying here. Thanks

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Additional Information about Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

Address: 33-35 Sullivan Road | PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $42 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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