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London
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a find! It is a long drive from Nelson to Clyde so Franz Josef seemed a good overnight stopover. However, we were not optimistic about finding quality accommodation at a low price in such a tourist hotspot. How wrong we were! From talking to the manager on the phone before arriving through to leaving the next day, service was...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very good checkin in this backpacker like motel with nice and clean rooms, a little small though, especially the bathroom. Free clean towels every day, wasn't mentioned by booking so that was nice. Breakfast is a little simple in a big kitchen-like room and only till 9.30, so when late there's not much left. We took our own breakie, there's...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unless one intends to fly up, over or across the glaciers or take a trek up, there is nothing in Franz Josef of any cultural or historic interest. As a cheap Motel for a one night break to enjoy the benefit of exploring the glaciers, this was clean, good value accommodation service by very friendly and informative staff. There is...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have a ton of options to chose from in Franz Josief and Fox glacier area. We were only here from 11:00pm to about 7:00am so it was a very short stay, which I can honestly say I'm thankful for. We slept well in what we hoped were clean sheets. The bathrooms are very small with the mirrors placed...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impeccably clean rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and common areas. Franz Josef isn't the most exciting town, but Montrose leaves you close enough to walk, but far enough for it to be quiet. Good service in the reception, and surprisingly good WiFi for NZ.

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Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best accommodation we experienced more like a hostel. However the staff were friendly and when we had internet issues the manager did his best to support with this. Good location near to everything. A bit tired in places and more of a hostel than hotel. Ok for one or two nights.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They treat you like if they don't want you to be there. The Argentinian guy working there should not work in any kind of hospitality job. What a pity that a good hostel is ruined by just one guy from the staff. The spa is great by the way. I didn't try the soup.

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Tel Aviv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best hostel we have stayed in so far on our trip! The staff's welcome was warm and helpful. The hostel is modern, well organized and well kept. There is free soup in the evening and free breakfast of cereal, Bread, spreads and tea/coffee. Room was very nice and clean and so were the close by showers/bathrooms. There is free parking...

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Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hostel! Rooms don't have lockers though which was the only annoying thing, aside from that it's great!! The location is great right close to town and the staff are really friendly! There are some great walks and the staff will help to arrange stuff too!

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We moved to stay here after an awful night at another hostel and we were pleasantly surprised. We spent two nights here in a private double room with shared bathroom. The room was very small but clean. Comfy bed. Showers and bathroom was also clean as well as the kitchen which was surprisingly clean. We used the laundry which was...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Franz Josef Montrose

Address: 9 Cron Street | West Coast, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $45 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franz Josef Montrose 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Montrose Backpackers Hotel Franz Josef
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“The private bedrooms are quieter - backpacking dorms are in opposite building”
 of 5 bubbles coolguy98, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“i took a bunk in a room for 3, and was satisfied with this”
 of 5 bubbles 909kseniac, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room 44. Private with king size bed. Still need to share facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles 298annee, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Double room perhaps.”
 of 5 bubbles KarolaRS, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
“For more comfortable stay, try the lodge rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Aggs30, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
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