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Sir Cedrics Chateau Franz Backpackers and Motel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia 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....

Thank Mathew B
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

Thank Rinee B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Pablo L
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worst experience in NZ so far. Dirty, cold (it is still summer in march btw) and just not cozy at all. Staff is friendly and they serve included breakfast in the morning which is the only positive thing about this place. If you have an other option don't go there.

Thank Ismail H
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good value for money hostel with super friendly and enthusiastic staff. Very helpful when we had issues sorting out credit cards. Free breakfast which is always a bonus. Parking onsite which was good for us with a car. Quite a roomy kitchen with everything we needed in it, dining room perhaps a little small. The rooms were clean and beds...

Thank Izzy H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights in a motel room - basic but clean with fridge and microwave. Parking close by and helpful and friendly staff. Free veg soup and breakfast a bonus. I dont understand any of the complaints especially at this price in this prime tourist location. Thankyou

Thank olddht
Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I'll begin with a quote from my partner, "Irrespective of the lousy weather, the view from our room is the crappiest we've come across in Australia or New Zealand." At first glance as you drive into Cron Street, Sir Cedrics looks vaguely quaint and it was only £30 per person per night with a sort of en-suite facility. Our reception...

Thank Roger D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We spent one night in this motel on Christmas Day and it was terrible. There was a party until 2am and the bed was uncomfortable so we didn't sleep very well. We explained it to the person at the office but she didn't care. Avoid this place if you can.

Thank Mathieu R
Lower Austria, Austria
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Château Backpacker & Motels, Kaiser Franz Josef Is one of the best motels I have ever been! The owner is super friendly and more than helpful (he helped us to stay in one room even it was fully booked, moreover he helped me to arrange a call back home to my granny , big thanks for that!) ! The whole...

Thank ElisabethKarl

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 Sir Cedrics Chateau Franz Backpackers and Motel

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: €16 - €53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sir Cedrics Chateau Franz Backpackers and Motel 3.5*
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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“Room 23 was great!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles L5508GXrogerd, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There's many other backpackers on the same street. Do your research before you book. ”
 of 5 bubbles ashleygG7395EX, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upgrade to the deluxe dorm, for a privacy curtain, and the possibly of an ensuite in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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