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Glow Worm Accommodation

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Very welcoming staff, clean rooms. Stayed for 1 night in a private room, easy walk to the start of the Franz Josef tracks. Had an awesome hot tub to warm up in, its in the middle but enclosed! Free soup and wifi!

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Chris P, Manager at Glow Worm Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi JHSEB, Thank you for taking the time to review Glow Worm, Im glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to make the most of our facilities. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trips. Thanks, Chris. Remember for the best deals always book direct

Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights and the rooms were fine! The beds were comfy and clean and the common areas are pretty clean too. Staff was very nice and helpful, they give you free hot soup at 6pm which is great, but it's not very tasty all the time (but it's free!!) and you also get free breakfast...

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Chris P, Manager at Glow Worm Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi solhdzgro, Thank you for taking the time to review Glow Worm, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found it good value with all of our free offerings. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. Thanks, Chris. Remember for the best deals always book direct

Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hostel for two nights during our time in the Franz Joseph and fox glacier. The hostel is clean, the staff are friendly. I love that they offer free popcorn and the soup everyday at 6pm is delicious. It was great to be able to use the hot tub after a cold day spent doing the glacier...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Free breakfast and hearty soup in the evenings are definitely plus points! The lounge/dining area is real cosy and a great place to meet other travellers. Dorms are comfy enough, although I would probably book one without the ensuite bathroom in the future, as the shared bathrooms just seem a little more spacious and well taken care of. Love the...

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Castelfiorentino, Italy
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We were here in January as part of our honey moon trip to New Zealand! The day we arrived in Franz Josef we had some issues to deal with, and the staff of Cir Cedrics Glow Worm really did much beyond what one could expect or even ask for to help us out! They really made a difference for us!...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic even if you don't want to spend the night. The staff is super friendly and paying for WiFi + shower is super reasonable. My only regret is that I didn't have time to back track to the hotel and spend a proper night there.

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival we were so relieved because we had been staying in such terrible hostels until we were happily greeted by Benjamin (or sir Cedric as I liked to call him). He was so friendly and let us know about all the place had to offer. Free wifi!!!! Free popcorn, breakfast, soup & hot tub. It was basically heaven in...

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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Benjamin is the man! Awesome room, cool staff, clean place. Five of us came up to explore and were told all the best spots to see. Fantastic experience all around, recommended for anyone travelling around.

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed here twice and loved every minute of my time spent here. Facilities are as described and of high quality. The staff are fantastic; Ben, Chris and Prim are world class hostel operators😀 a lovely little town to spend time in and the hostel isn't too big so still has a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. I can recommend 110%....

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Cool , type of place to stay in Franz Josef. Definitely a budget type of place but for a short stay is ok. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the place is in a good location for all you need to see in the town. Has cookng facilities in each room. Breakfast isn't much , toast, cereal and drinks. Free...

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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: RM88 - RM258 (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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“one with an ensuite is best”
WaynoLithuania, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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