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Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank Fieka
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 morning from 830-9am for good views). The hostel itself was nice, main kitchen was a...

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Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 cover it. There's another hostel close to this one and people was having a party...

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Thank Maria T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 room.

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Thank Leong W
Pelham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Nice clean hostel with very friendly and helpful staff. Easy walk to supermarket and restaurants. Easy drive to both glaciers and the Lake Matheson hike. The only compliant I have is that the pouch is the smoking area thus preventing non-smokers from using it. While the WiFi is free there is a limited amount of data you have access to.

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Singapore
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The location is great. Just a couple minute's walk to the main street with supermarkets, restaurants and stores. There is free on street parking. Check-in was fast and the staff was helpful. If you arrive late they close the reception but put the keys to your room with your name outside. The common kitchen is very well equipped and is...

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a private room there with shared bathroom. Both were clean, the room was also with shared balcony. Kitchen was clean and well equipped. We haven't used the common spaces much, but they seemed OK. Infrared sauna available for fee.

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Catania, Italy
Reviewed 8 January 2017

It's a good place to stay one or two nights. Good location. Clean. Good kitchen where you can find whatever you need. We have been there in winter and we got a cheap price. Great facilities. However, the atmosphere is cold, not really a place to meet people.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

It is good value for money. We stayed in a 6 dorm bed room and it was quite spacious. Altough you had to air the room it was comparatively clean. The bathrooms are alright but a bit small. The kitchen is well equipped and clean. Nice place to chill and eat outside.

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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: €36 - €81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Avoid the small single room on the first floor by the toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles JofromFrance1, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms facing town have a terrace where you can sit and relax.”
 of 5 bubbles lianemily777, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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