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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here in October for one night and had a good experience. The kitchen is kept tidy and is fairly large, the lounge is nice and the staff are very welcoming. We got some great advice on what to do around franz josef and had a good night because of it. The dorms are fairly well kept. Not too...

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Bolton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, decent laundry, hot tub, basic room but nice set up with French doors, bathroom and sink very small, well equipped kitchen, wifi rubbish. Overall a great stay and good value hostel in a great location.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed for one night in a twin ensuite room, we were very pleasantly surprised with facilities, beds comfy, good pressure in the shower (although no shower tray led to a wet floor) small kitchenette with toaster, kettle sink etc. Free soup at 6pm, cereals and toast for breakfast , popcorn machine in reception was a nice...

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of five people booked an entire 6-bed dorm room for one night. The beds were comfortable and the rooms clean, but there was a tiny bathroom in each dorm that flooded easily and wasn't the most comfortable to use (had we been with strangers instead!). Since the motel rooms seemed to be essentially the same (both room types...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Small but distinctive hostel with quaint turn-of-the-century hunting lodge deco and photos. Room was small but they managed to squeeze in small kitchenette with fridge as well. Cleanliness was generally alright and the beds were comfortable. The ensuite toilet sink was especially small though. They did not do room maintenance on second day and we had to ask for fresh...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed January 10, 2017

I stayed for two nights in a six-bed mixed. I had a cosy stay despite the gloomy weather - the kitchen/dining area is a good place to meet fellow travelers. The staff are friendly and responsible. I was relieved also that my bed was not sunken in and did not creak -- as was my experience at several other hostels,...

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Glowwormfj, Reception at Glow Worm Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Kellynsq, Thank you for stopping by and reviewing your stay with us here at Glow Worm Accommodation. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay despite the wonderful West Coast weather, and found our dorm beds comfortable for a good nights rest. We wish you the best with the rest of your travels! Remember for the best...

Ashburton, New Zealand
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Accomodation was a bit mouldy! Black mould on curtains and roof of the unit. Hairs found on pillows and didn't sleep in the bed due to finding the sheet not folded back so didn't trust that it had been changed paid $85 for the night so quite expensive for what I got should have booked a motel unit. Lesson learnt!!

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Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Sir Cedric's was the cheapest rate of all the hostels I stayed in during my NZ trip, $24 a night for a six bed dorm, and I still can't believe what it offered for that price. You get: - Free popcorn (make it yourself when you want) - Free tea & coffee - Free Wi-Fi - Free home-made soup everyday...

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Darlington
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We stayed in this hostel for one night in a private double room (but with shared facilities). The hostel had a friendly and positive vibe right from the start. There is a large, clean kitchen with a couple of large dining tables. This and the free soup, breakfast (both from set times) and popcorn helped to create a communal atmosphere....

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Moulsoe, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

For backpackers this is a great hostel; they offer a free breakfast (cereals, toast, jams, spreads) , vegetable soup in the evening, popcorn, a DIY barbecue , a 55inch TV + multiple videos and a hot tub. Unfortunately on Bookings.com it's not listed as "Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel" as per TripAdviser but "Glow Worm Accommodation" with the result that we...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Glow Worm Accommodation

Address: 27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand (Formerly Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $22 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glow Worm Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Glow Worm Cottages Hotel Franz Josef
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“go for the free hikes ! and see the glow worms”
 of 5 bubbles , Nov 10, 2016 | Read review
“Double room with private bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles 679carlesv, Jan 29, 2016 | Read review
“More clips in the bathroom to hang up your stuff.”
 of 5 bubbles marionvanloenen, Dec 26, 2015 | Read review
“don't go here”
 of 5 bubbles nickysixx66, Jul 7, 2015 | Read review
“Wifi only really works in communal areas, we had room 16 which was fine”
 of 5 bubbles TimL344, Feb 28, 2015 | Read review
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