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Glow Worm Accommodation

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place with friendly staff and all that one needs. But.. our private room, although we didn't expect much, had moss growing on the windows inside.. the bed, carpet, curtains really stank like mold. Other than the smell, we enjoyed the place and facilities.

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Auckland, NZ
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Glow Worm Accommodation is typical Backpacker style with Communal Kitchen for those who wish to avail themselves or who do not have private facilities. It is of a good size and adjoins the communal lounge. We had a self-contained unit with private kitchenette and bathroom/toilet facilities. The place seemed to be clean enough and the bed was comfortable. Despite being...

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Thank Possum46
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I want you take an opportunity to thank the staff truly and deeply. The venue is wonderfully clean, the free soup encourages people to gather in the common areas and I cannot speak to any faults I found with the place. I do recommend it to anyone staying Franz Josef

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Thank Callum W
Kill, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the minute we checked in, we loved the cosy feel of this place. Free soup in the evenings, popcorn, light breakfast. Nice common room with a cosy fire to chill out in, spa pool outside. Great location in the village. Benjamin and the other staff were so good- advising us on walks in the area. 1 downside- Our room...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very budget hotel. The rooms were basic but clean. The good things about this place was they offered free soup every night for dinner. They also had free international phone calls which was great to call home. The best thing was the staff though they were friendly helpful and efficient. The location is ok but the town...

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Thank rockme99
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of places to stay in Franz- i stayed last May 2016- one of the worst periods of weather ever. Everything was wet and foggy so not much to do- stayed 2 nights because I couldn't be bothered to drive for hours in the rain. the girl on the front desk was SO lovely! really welcoming and made...

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Thank SeebytheSea
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't stayed in hostels before, but having said that we did stay in 8 on this tour. I did really enjoy my stay at this one, maybe the weather is stopping me from rating it as excellent - it rained a lot. We were in a private double en-suite room. The room was quirky and quite interestingly furnished/decorated. We...

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Thank Bernard U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ben and Gesche are the most amazing hosts at Glow Worm. This hostel has a real homely feel about it and everyone is incredibly friendly. From the free breakfast, good wifi, popcorn and hot tub, they have thought of everything to make guests feel comfortable and relaxed. We met some awesome people here who have become friends. We cannot recommend...

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Thank Rachel K
Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The staff here was very friendly and helpful but the hostel itself needs a face lift. The rooms smelled musty and were very small. We only had four people to a room but had no room to put anything. Luckily we had a car so we left most everything inside the car. Everything felt dirty and old in the room...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay! Was here for two nights. Our 6 bed dorm had a bathroom and shower attatched to it. I always like to write what places do have: free wifi (shotty sometimes), free spa, free breakfast (cereal, powdered milk, toast, jam, butter), free international landline phone for calls, a BBQ, free tea and coffee, a TV room with...

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Amenities

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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)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: ₹ 1,296 - ₹ 3,822 (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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“slow internet when everyone is there”
112irg, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“go for the free hikes ! and see the glow worms”
, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Double room with private bathroom”
679carlesv, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
“More clips in the bathroom to hang up your stuff.”
marionvanloenen, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“don't go here”
nickysixx66, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
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