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Renton, Washington
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great, affordable, clean room with wifi, kitchenette and en-suite, TV, etc. Lizzy was great, my new wife and I had arrived shortly after a five day through hike of the Abel Tasman and I had strained some tendons in my ankle with all of the beach hiking though we still wanted to hike up Alex Knob, a very steep, rocky...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In a small town like Franz Joseph there isn't too much budget accommodation to choose from, especially when the hostels tend to offer the same... free soup, wifi, breakfast, hot tub etc... It's such a small town every hostel is close to the single supermarket and few restaurants, visitor centre and walks. Chateau Franz has friendly and knowledgeable staff who...

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Gloucester, UK
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights with the wife. It was a bit cold outside, but the heating worked well. The bathroom had a nice hot powerful shower. There was nowhere to hang anything in the room. No wardrobe, no hooks on the back of doors....nothing. Liz on reception was helpful and friendly. She rang up a heli-flight place for us...

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Thank mokay
Reviewed 2 weeks 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...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 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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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

Reviewed 4 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...

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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.

Arrowtown
Reviewed 4 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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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...

London, UK
Reviewed 5 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...

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

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...

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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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: £18 - £67 (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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“Upgrade to the deluxe dorm, for a privacy curtain, and the possibly of an ensuite in the room.”
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