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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are mostly 6 bed dorms with a shower and toilet in it. The rooms are mostly clean. There is free breakfast und a veggie soup for everyone. The kitchen is large enough but not very clean. They are building a new one though. To sum up, it is a reasonable priced hostel with some extras like the free... More 

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Thank Steffen S
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- Very fast wifi in the entire building -BUDGET accommodation obviously, but you get good stuff for your money. -Ok breakfast. Coffee and cereals. -Good location, close to everything. Cafes, restaurant and helicopter

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Thank johannaburenius
PearceAccommodation, Owner at Sir Cedrics Chateau Franz Backpackers and Motel, responded to this review

Hi johannaburenius, Thank you for taking the time to review Chateau Franz. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found it good value for money. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Kind Regards Chris Pearce Remember for the best deals always book direct More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really fantastic hostel. On arrival we were checked in by Lizzy who was without a doubt the most welcoming person we have experienced on our trip. The customer service here is above and beyond. We were given great knowledgeable advice on what to do by someone who really seemed to care about making our stay enjoyable. The... More 

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Thank Megan D
PearceAccommodation, Owner at Sir Cedrics Chateau Franz Backpackers and Motel, responded to this review

HI Megan D, thank you for taking the time to review Chateau Franz. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and that Liz left a lasting impression. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Chris Pearce Remember for the best deals always book direct. More 

Arrowtown
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good room with shower and toilets inside. Good curtains to isolate each bed, with own light. The kitchen might need more equipments like an extra toaster, kettle, tea spoons. Maybe an extra clean in the common room could be good. Otherwise the bedroom and beds were really comfy. And the staff really nice. We recommend Franz Josef backpackers.

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Thank charlottev501
PearceAccommodation, Owner at Sir Cedrics Chateau Franz Backpackers and Motel, responded to this review

HI charlottev501, thank you for taking the time to review Chateau Franz. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our Pod dorm beds. We have taken your comments on bored and are ensuring that every time the kitchen gets cleaned during the day the communal rooms are checked as well. We are also about to reopen... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel is in a good location and some, although unfortunately not all, the staff were friendly & helpful. It didn't seem to be up to the standard of other hostels we had stayed in for a similar price. The room and the kitchen facilities weren't all that clean and the room itself smelt a bit musty and damp. Slept fine... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic staff - Liz & ?. Sorry his name slipped me at the moment. The rooms & facilities good value for money! Free wifi is pretty standard in most accommodation but this place even has free international calls ! Good for our group of 8 as the other 7 are from overseas. At another motel in Wanaka, we only had... More 

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Thank Samm13alls
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

With the competition around, every hostel wants to offer the same - free breakfast, free soup, free wifi, free hot tub. With offering everything for free, someone might forget that cleanliness has to go with the rest. Unfortunately that is not the case of this budget hostel. The back carpark and toilet/shower was a mess, so was the kitchen.

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Thank Radek P
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The hostel was amazing, good free breakfast and free soup at night were nice touches. The beds were very comfortable and the backpacker place was really nice with a toilet and shower in the room. The common areas were cozy. Staff were really nice and helpful!

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Cologne, Germany
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Extremly nice, helpfull and friendly stuff, also nicely located. However, the Motel was rather old and in need of a makeover. The kitchen was also rather uncosy and the offered breakfast very basic. But a private Rom for just one night was perfectly allright.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Breakfast
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: €21 - €78 (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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Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers Hotel South Island
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