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Chateau Backpackers and Motels

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We liked the comfortable bed, the tasty free soup in the evening, the free breakfast, the location and we usually got a park. Sarah liked the rustic areas. We never tried the clothes optional spa pool.

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Alberta
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here with a group touring around NZ. Unfortunately the accommodation normally used was booked up, so we ended up here in a room for 6. The beds themselves were ok and the room was spacious, but things were lacking. For example, there was no soap in the bathroom - 6 people in a room, using the bathroom and no...

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Thank VoyageuseDeCanada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing experience in this hostel, everything was perfect : very nice rooms (individual curtains, light, plugs), free soup, free breakfast, good WiFi, very nice decoration... All this for 26$ only ! I highly recommend this place !

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Waitati, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked at the last-minute. The room was tidy and clean. The tv seemed to have a sound timing problem. The shower was surprising good. Great pillows. Great for a one night stay but would not stay longer.

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Thank vhpb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the centre of Fox Glacier (although, it would be difficult not to be!), with all the amenities you hope for during your stay. The free Wifi is an added bonus, which it great! Staff were nice enough, and the place was clean.

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Thank Shae V
India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night in room 19 right above the reception on the 1st floor, had to carry my bag up and down a flight of stairs. Checkin and checkout were quick and friendly. The Motel is right next to the YHA where the Intercity bus stops so its very convenient. Its a tiny town, various walking trails nearby. When the...

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Thank wingsonwheels
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute excellent hostel!!! Clean, chilled and very nice! The beds are comfy and have a curtain to pull across for some privacy in the dorm rooms. It definitely makes the difference! Staff are very friendly! Always running around to help guests. The WiFi is free and very fast! There are multiple laundry rooms, bathrooms, toilets and kitchens around the place....

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Thank Mathew B
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I only stayed 1 night here but the value for money was exceptional. It has all the things I like about a hostel plus more. Free wifi, each bed has 2 power points and a light, free breakfast with options, a spa pool, and soup at night. Not powdered soup but with real veges! Staff were nice. The bathroom/toilet area...

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Thank Rinee B
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stay for a night, standard price. 34 bucks for a bed in 4 shared room. Good breakfast included from 7 to 9. Unfortunately the day I stayed the Maori lady who work there overslept and opened breakfast at 8 and instead of apologies was very rude with the guests. I won't recommend the place.

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Thank Pablo L
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We stayed here in room 23 (double en-suite above the very narrow car drive through, so granted one of their more expensive ones) for 2 nights and it was great. The room was nice and clean and there was even chocolates on the pillows when we arrived. The lady who checked us in (I am so sorry I have forgotten...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and relax at Chateau Backpackers & Motels after your fun filled day on the Glacier. Centrally located, we are only a few minutes walk to all Franz Josef has to offer. We offer a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets. We offer free unlimited wifi free spa pool, free homemade soup every evening, free breakfast, free movies and friendly informative staff in a great atmosphere! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chateau Backpackers and Motels

Address: 8-10 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: €27 - €54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chateau Backpackers and Motels 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers Hotel South Island
Chateau Franz, Motel And Backpackers
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 23 was great!”
879emmaa, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a ground floor room, if you do stop there, at least you won't be staring at rusty iron roof.”
L5508GXrogerd, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There's many other backpackers on the same street. Do your research before you book. ”
ashleygG7395EX, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upgrade to the deluxe dorm, for a privacy curtain, and the possibly of an ensuite in the room.”
, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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