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    Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

    33-35 Sullivan Road | PO Box 30, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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    • Excellent21%
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    • Average27%
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    • Terrible6%
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    “the kitchen” (47 reviews)
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    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...More

    Thank JofromFrance1
    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....More

    Thank Fieka
    Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

    Ivory towers lacked the ivory.. but was still a nice place to stay :) stated one night. Prime location, (I mean town is like 1km long) easy hitch hike to the glacier (or shortish walk) and easy hitch to lake Mathewson (do it in the...More

    Thank Skcivkwkacy
    Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

    Well located place with private parking. We booked a private room with toilet, was big and clean and had also a kitchenette. Curtains were not long enough to cover any of the 2 windows in our room but we used bed sheets and towels to...More

    Thank Maria T
    Reviewed 20 February 2017

    As a backpacker we always cook ourselve, and the kitchen here is clean and big. No worries to cook anything we want. Wish to stay here longer if we had chances. The room was tidy and they got a very well function heater in the...More

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    • US$39 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Best Value Hotel in Fox Glacier
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    • 27
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    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Fox Glacier
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    "Only very few rooms with a private bathroom"
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    "Avoid the small single room on the first floor by the toilet."
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    "The rooms facing town have a terrace where you can sit and relax."
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