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Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a double room above the kitchen. Was ok, nice sheets and comfy. Even had a tv in the room. The wifi was poor there - very hard to use and very slow. My biggest issue was lack of curfew on kitchen - it was pretty loud overnight and as a result it was hard to get any sleep. Considering... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in a double en-suite room with my wife - as soon as we entered the room we were fighting a running battle with various types of insects (we lost), God only knows where they were coming from. Evidently the previous occupants have encountered the same issue as the walls are decorated with splattered mosquitos and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge does what it says on the side of the tin. Other backpackers places we stayed - in Picton and Queenstown - were excellent. Not so, Ivory Towers. It was adequate. The staff were ok, facilities ok; other guests kept themselves to themselves, which was just as well considering the paper-thin walls between rooms.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

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: $38 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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