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Franz Josef Montrose
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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96 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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“comfortable clean and nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 25 November 2011

Just had a really nice two day stay at Montrose Backpackers. As older travelers using backpacker accommodation it was great to find a homely and clean option for our time in Franz Joseph. Really helpful staff, great location well run backpackers with a great atmosphere. Good facilities within the lodge and nearby to all the towns amenities. Ray was helpful with his recommendations and booking heliflights for us.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

was a cool spot just back off the main road, pretty happy, nice staff and facilities, found best way to find good places is asking at the hostel ur at before and been doing pretty good.

done the full day walk and then hot he hot pools, good next stop at this backpackers with comfy rooms and freindly ppl, everyone was cool we like it,...had a twin room basic but fine would deffo reccommend

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

From reading the other reviews I now believe they have new staff, as we were greeted by a cheerful Scottish lass who couldn't do enough for us. The place was very clean and had an abundance of services and utilities. We stayed in a double en suite and the bed was so comfy that we didnt want to get out of it. Reception arranged trips for us as we stayed there for 5 days, we visited the glaciers and did the local walks.

We did stay when it was pretty quiet, but the whole area was still fantastic.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ware, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

Tucked away at the end of a culder-sac, Montrose was clean, free internet, although as already stated in previous reviews there are only 2 of them and they are old and slow and very little knowledge from staff if one goes wrong.

It has 2 decent sized kitchens with good working facilitys. Decent sized lounge area with a large flat screen TV. It does seem to be a hostel for Kiwi Experience bus go'ers, so the majority of people there are young.

We were staying in a room close to the main stairwell and could hear people running up and down them.

The intercity bus departs from the YHA across the road.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lisboa
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

We arrived late to Franz Josef, so we had no idea where to stay, but we made a good choice. We stayed ina double room ensuite, very simple and plain, but quiet and with lots of stuff for free (net, tea, coffee) so we would recommend this place to stay in Franz Josef, because tge hosts are very friendly and nice too.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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claycatty
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

After spending a night at Chateau Franz, this place was fantastic!
Had a double room, which also had a set of bunk beds, in the building across from the reception area. The bathrooms were clean as was the kitchen and lounge. The kitchen was nice and big enough for the amount of guests. Great location, like any place in Franz Josef. There was a sauna, although we didnt use it. The free interenet was just two old slow computers, but they did work when I got a chance to use one of them. The staff - the man was really nice, really friendly and welcoming. however, there was an (american?) girl working there who really shoudl just quit. she comes across extremely rude and as if she is doing you a huge favour.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Windsor, ON
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Reviewed 9 March 2011

** First off, DON'T fall for the "Free Internet" trap!!! They only have 2 old computers and there's always a queue of people waiting to use them as there's no time limit... and, they're slow!
The young staff were shockingly rude to quite a few patrons, which really left a sour taste in my mouth.

The combination of both of the aforementioned was enough to turn me off of this place and wish I had stayed at the YHA across the street.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franz Josef Montrose 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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