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“Good cheap Back-packer rooms” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glow Worm Accommodation
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60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good cheap Back-packer rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

Stayed in a four bunk bed room with small ensuite. Was good and cheap. Well located.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

Our double room was definitely the nicest one we stayed in during our NZ trip. It had a lot of character (old pictures of the glacier area) and some original old objects. Very very nice touch. There was a TV (up to 10 channels only but still something) and a kitchenette with a small fridge (very handy).
The ensuite was small but very clean with soap and shampoo provided.
All the guests were given a free use of the hot tab (quite small but always a nice addition to the place). The staff were very friendly and informative.
If only it hadn't rained the whole time we were there!

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

When we arrived at Glow Worm cottages, we were advised that our booking wasn't there. Luckily I'd printed out confirmations of all the bookings I made before we left, and so we were offered an upgrade, and with a bit of negotiation, we were given it for the same price as the room we'd originally booked.
We ended up with a 'hotel room' which included ensuite, kitchenette, bed and tv. It was the first kitchenette we'd had on our trip so we enjoyed cooking a home-made meal as a follow-up to our free soup supplied in the common room. This area was full of people, and I'd imagine if you stayed in the bunk/hostel part of the establishment, they'd all be lovely and friendly, however they eyed us like strangers.
The place was a good one to stay at for the glacier guides tours the next morning, although the bed itself had a definite roll toward the middle, making it a bit of an uncomfortable sleep as I tried to keep to my side of the bed!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wendover, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

OK room with shower and the smallest wash basin we’ve ever seen. However, there was a kitchen sink !! There were cooking facilities in the room but we ate at one of the many restaurants close-by. Agree with earlier comments about the soup – nice touch. Bit expensive at NZ$100. Great staff.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

central location (Franz Josef is tiny really!) right next door to west coast wildlife centre. Lots of units not huge rooms especially with 4 adults and 4 cases. tiny narrow bathroom. was a fair sized communal area including kitchen. the units come with kitchenette kettle, fridge and microwave and nothing else. beds were bunks with very well used foam mattresses not the greatest but ok for a night.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Glow Worm Accommodation

Property: Glow Worm Accommodation
Address: 27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand (Formerly Sir Cedrics Glow Worm Flashpacker Hostel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Glow Worm Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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