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Glow Worm Accommodation
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

We stayed two nights. The rooms are rather small and bathroom tiny. But they are quite pleasant with kitchen facilities available and wifi. You enter by glass door, so you have to remember about covers before leaving. Parking available - if possible you can park just by your room. The heater is in the room which is good if you are coming back from the glacier and it rained the whole day ;)

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We stayed here on route to the glaciers. It was a really well equipped hostel and the free soup is nice but beyond that it was disappointing. The paid staff were functional but not very friendly and the nicest people were a couple working there for free just for a week. The rooms were small but warm however very thin walls meant we could hear everything from the surrounding rooms so a bad nights sleep. The staff leave at 7.30 so if you need anything after that you can't have it e.g. a hot water bottle or blankets are apparently on offer but they're locked up when the main staff leave. Good location for accessing the surrounding activities and right in the small town.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Stayed one night after doing Franz Josef glacier. Bit disappointed to be honest.
Girl at reception was very friendly to her credit. Room was fine, clean, comfortable. Good location, free spa.
However our double room was in a corridor with 2 other rooms. The door to that corridor was constantly slamming shut as people came through. The walls were thin so we could hear people talking in the lounge all night. we could hear people next door arguing.
There was one toilet and two showers (no separate women's or men's), the toilet was often in use and I felt there needed to be another one.
Didn't get much sleep, in part due to the actual backpackers, even with ear plugs, but poor layout and design is the reason for my rating.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012 via mobile

This place served solely as a place to put our head down after a day at the glacier. no frills. no real comfort. travelling as a couple if you can afford somewhere nice consider the option. Very basic facilities.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

My friends and I stayed at the Glow Worm Cottage in March for two nights in a 4 bed dorm and thought it was lovely. The room was big enough for the 4 of us and even though the bathroom was small, it was nice to have our own. We had our own fridge and a few kitchen ammenties too which was nice from other places we'd stayed. The kitchen and lounge area was great and had a nice feeling to it. And it has a hot tub for everyone to use! The location was perfect as it was walking distance to everything. Would definitely suggest this to anyone who visited there.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

I loved Glow Worm Cottages - a great hostel. I bought the 4-person ensuite -- which was very clean -- and there were only three of us. Sliding glass doors to a great view of the glaciers! OMG!
We had microwave, sink, dishes, fridge, private bathroom w/shower. I guess that's what "ensuite" means...? I read all the reviews..and picked this hostel. Glad I did! EZ walk to anywhere in FJ

Room Tip: Pick a room on the northside because the sliding glass windows are south facing (towards glacier.)
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We found the cottages in "lonely planet", and the location was as described. We were greeted very warmly, and the 2-persons-unit could not have been better. It was very clean and eccentrically equipped. The space is limited but very well used. It might be difficult to get a parking space directly in front of the cottages, but outside on the street there is plenty of space... We were very comfortable there and would have loved to stay longer.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #3 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range: £12 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glow Worm Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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