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Franz Josef Montrose

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Around the corner from all of Franz Josef's amenities and only 10 minute drive to Franz Josef. Staff were friendly and helpful. It wasn't the cleanest hostel I have been to (bits of scum around the toilet hinges and little issues like that). The doors were quite noisy if you needed to go to the toilet in the night (we...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a private ensuite room which was clean and adequate for our needs, very reasonably priced as it is a hostel. Helpful staff to check you in and show you to your room. The car park filled quickly and we had to park out on the street and the wifi was also quite slow but for the money this...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only spent one night in Montrose but wouldn't have minded spending another night. Was just like living in a share house. Good kitchen facilities, everything is very clean, would definitely stay again. The "free" breakfast was also very decent; toast, cereal, jam, tea and coffee. Very homey. Checked in and out with no issues, staff were lovely.

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights to see the glacier. As far as hostels go, it was pretty decent. Clean bathrooms, toilets, and shower. Friendly staff. WiFi was pretty decent, and close to plenty of pubs.

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here, we had a double room with shared bathroom and it was just like sharing a house with people, very homely. Our room was really nice and bright and quite roomy compared to some. It has nice clean hot showers and toilets and nice clean kitchens and communal areas. There is free soup after 8pm...

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Ploiesti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

+ staff + fair price + cleanliness + location + free parking from this location you can start your trip to Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers also, it might be a stop on your travel from Christchurch to Queens, via Arthur Pass and north coastal road (excellent itinerary to travel by car)

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London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find! It is a long drive from Nelson to Clyde so Franz Josef seemed a good overnight stopover. However, we were not optimistic about finding quality accommodation at a low price in such a tourist hotspot. How wrong we were! From talking to the manager on the phone before arriving through to leaving the next day, service was...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good checkin in this backpacker like motel with nice and clean rooms, a little small though, especially the bathroom. Free clean towels every day, wasn't mentioned by booking so that was nice. Breakfast is a little simple in a big kitchen-like room and only till 9.30, so when late there's not much left. We took our own breakie, there's...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless one intends to fly up, over or across the glaciers or take a trek up, there is nothing in Franz Josef of any cultural or historic interest. As a cheap Motel for a one night break to enjoy the benefit of exploring the glaciers, this was clean, good value accommodation service by very friendly and informative staff. There is...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 18 February 2017

You don't have a ton of options to chose from in Franz Josief and Fox glacier area. We were only here from 11:00pm to about 7:00am so it was a very short stay, which I can honestly say I'm thankful for. We slept well in what we hoped were clean sheets. The bathrooms are very small with the mirrors placed...

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Franz Josef Montrose

Address: 9 Cron Street | West Coast, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: €31 - €56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franz Josef Montrose 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Montrose Backpackers Hotel Franz Josef
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“The private bedrooms are quieter - backpacking dorms are in opposite building”
 of 5 bubbles coolguy98, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“i took a bunk in a room for 3, and was satisfied with this”
 of 5 bubbles 909kseniac, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room 44. Private with king size bed. Still need to share facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles 298annee, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Double room perhaps.”
 of 5 bubbles KarolaRS, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
“For more comfortable stay, try the lodge rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Aggs30, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
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