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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent one night at Ivory Tower. We took a double-room, that came with a large screen TV in-room. The place is well-located (the town is tiny) and there is free parking as well as a free sauna and hot tub and a new BBQ on the outside patio. There is free wifi, but only 200MB/day. The kitchen is large and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stay one night at this place and not recommend for people who need a good night of sleep and good internet. The location is great for visiting Fox glacier and the lake Matheson, but the room is smelly without enough ventilation, with thin walls that you can hear others voice very clearly, and it is impossible to connect to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, comfortable place. Friendly owner. Good location to visit fox glacier. The owner kindly allowed us to stay in a triple room for the price of a double as there were no doubles available which was very kind.

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Thank Lucy G
Herzliya, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best thing is the location. The double bed room with a private bathroom we booked was well desined and convinient. The common kitchen is not clean. The parking is dificult. The Wifi is only valid in the kitchen area. The lady in the reception was un pleasent with no patience.

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Thank Yair S
Kill, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights,& would've stayed another if they'd had availability. Rooms are basic hostel rooms, but clean and tidy. Great location in Fox Glacier village. There's a great kitchen, well equipped with utensils and herbs/ spices. Spa is lovely. A really nice clean, tidy hostel with cool kitchen. It's obvious the owners take pride in this place,&...

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Thank leahpurcell30
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in a female for one night only and was glad about that. Although the hostel serves the purpose, I would tell others to try and find somewhere else to stay. Firstly, I found the beds to be really uncomfortable. The mattress pad was so thin I could feel the bed frame through it and the door to...

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Thank kateO5045QH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Franz Josef is a smalltown but packed with tourist on the day we arrived. The lodge is located uphill with a narrow access and limited parking if you have a car. But we managed to park our car right in front of our room and that was great when it comes to unloading luggage. The room we got was cheerful...

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Thank Noseason
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This backpackers is a mix of cosy and super modern. The wood everywhere makes you feel like you are in a ski-ing challet but does make it feel a little bit dated, but the showers and bathroom are super modern. The place is super clean, with the staff always on hand if you have a problem. Rooms are lovely without...

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Thank BexhillGirl
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The hostel looks inviting with a pretty garden in front, but I was greeted by an unwelcoming lady and when I went to my room I immediately regretted coming here. The room was tiny with just space for a single bed but nowhere to put anything except on the floor. One of the windows had cracked glass. But the worst...

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Te Anau, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The staff is amazing! They helped me out big time while they really didn't have to. And the hostel itself is lovely. The rooms have plenty of space, the kitchen is big and well equipped and I think I fell in love with the bathrooms. I have never seen such good and clean showers in a hostel. I would definitely...

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

Address: 33-35 Sullivan Road | PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Fox Glacier
Price Range: $54 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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“Only very few rooms with a private bathroom”
YairS_13, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the small single room on the first floor by the toilet.”
JofromFrance1, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms facing town have a terrace where you can sit and relax.”
lianemily777, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get one in the main building.”
769hermanc, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Not applicable. Will not advise to book with this hostel.”
Jcbulletz, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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