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!
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 :)
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)
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!
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.…
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!