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Chateau Backpackers and Motels

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Overview
8-10 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Kitchenette
Laundry Service
Housekeeping
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Hostel as all the hotels in the area were silly expensive. We booked a “deluxe” private room which had its own private bathroom and shower. You need to remember this is a hostel and not a hotel so don’t expect it...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank 829andyf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The motel is nice but the staff is really unprofessional. We got delayed by a couple of hours and the hotel staff forced us to pay one day extra !! Even though the motel wasn’t completely occupied !! This was our only bad experience on...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank vikram816
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an unexpected stay in November, thanks to torrential rain, it was a welcome port in a storm! Very friendly and helpful staff who welcomed us as we were stranded by the weather. The room was en-suite, and warmed up quickly.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank carolineAallum
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I had the joy of staying here for a few nights of R&R. The room was comfortable, and the bathroom was only shared with another two rooms. The room had a wall heater which was adjustable, a desk and chair, and a TV. The staff...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank SusanH5140
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Can't say too much. I had one night after and before a busy day. Office staff is helpful and friendly. My room was nice and tidy. They have their special design I like it. I am working in this field so appreciate the effort what...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Description
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 More 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! Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette
Number of rooms
41
Price range
US$43 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Chateau Franz, Motel And Backpackers
,
Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers Hotel South Island
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette
Number of rooms
41
Price range
US$43 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Chateau Franz, Motel And Backpackers
,
Chateau Franz, Motel & Backpackers Hotel South Island
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Traveller (55)
Room & Suite (5)
Dining (2)
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"Don't stay here until they actually apply a vacuum cleaner to the place"
pbs1986
22 Feb 2018
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"Room 23 was great!"
879emmaa
10 Mar 2017
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"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
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"There's many other backpackers on the same street. Do your research before you book. "
ashleygG7395EX
26 Dec 2016
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