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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

we came to backpack at noon the place was empty. they charged us 20$ diposid for dvd. the host was ok but the room was stink and the hester smelled like mold and the whole place looked like it was stuck 20 years. froze in time... i don`t reccomed

Thank tamardaliot
Broome, Australia
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Clean backpack, Full equipped kitchen Bathroom clean and spacious double room nice and tidy Spa, books, BBQ, Puzzles The bed dorms looked really spacious and confortable Good thing : They have some cheap double room ! !

Thank calouad
Auckland, New Zealand
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Ivory Towers has it all. From its newly refurbished facilities to fun hosts. Ann and Dale have created an little slice of heaven in Fox Glacier. You'll be inspired by all the quotes of the walls, and don;t forget to ask for the movie list, you'll get a kick out of it! The hostel is located only meters away from... More 

Thank Robin_Laura
Balmoral, Australia
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56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We checked into this hostel because it had the best price this day. In the BBH booklet of which this hostel is a member, the price said 62 dollars for a double room. But when we got into the hostel the owner said it was 75. We mentioned this is not the price in the booklet we had see. On... More 

Thank Leeuw605
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The room was cosy, warm and comfortable. However, free wifi usage was limited. Location wise is not a concern in Fox Glacier as it's just a small town. Cleanliness was otherwise satisfactory. Will recommend this place to others.

Thank xiu f
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Ivory Towers has to be one of the best hostels out there. During our stay (1 night) during mid winter we received a friendly warm welcome and our dorm room was so cosy. Thick duvets were so nice! Clean shared bathrooms and showers and the kitchen was well equipped and kept very clean. A highlight was a sharp knife! A... More 

Thank 31Destination
Hong Kong
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We spent most of the time in hostel as it rained all the tine when we were in fox glacier. the lodge is very relaxing with good tv room and lounge. we spent a whole afternoon finish a puzzle which is enjoyable. the laundry is service laundry for $6 including clean and dry. however u can only do it during... More 

Thank alisonchan30
Valence, France
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43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

A perfect place to stay if you are in Fox Glacier : rooms clean and very comfortable (we were in a double room), toilets, shower and kitchen are shared and really clean ! There is also a nice living room with TV and a free spa outside ! This backpackers rent also bikes to explore the area. I really recommend... More 

Thank Esprit_Nomade
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived on Monday the 9th of May and was greeted by a friendly man in the reception (not too excited but friendly). We booked an ensuite double room for only $80 and the room was very nice, newly renovated and it felt like we were in a hotel! The facilities such as kitchen, bathrooms, TV room, spa, sauna and... More 

Thank Arvid A
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Free tea, coffee, spices, cooking oil and I thought I saw some free flour, too. Basket of free apples in the reception area. 25nzd for a 5 or 6 person dorm with a BBH membership. 5nzd deposit for the key. 5nzd if you want a gig of wifi, otherwise basic wifi was free. I can't remember if it was unlimited,... More 

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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €38 - €77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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“Try to get one in the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles 769hermanc, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Not applicable. Will not advise to book with this hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles Jcbulletz, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Good for budget travelling”
 of 5 bubbles VJ_SR, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“1st floor rooms have the views and quieter!”
 of 5 bubbles Cucurigu2013, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Can only comment on the type of room we had was out the front and had a little balcony of its own reasonably private for a Backpackers.”
 of 5 bubbles russlo, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
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