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Franz Josef Montrose
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Perth
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best tea towels!”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Friendly staff, clean common areas.

We booked a private room with shared facilities. The room was clean, but smelt a little musty.

The facilities were great. There was lots of kitchen space, stoves, sinks and bench-tops. There were lots of crockery and cutlery. And tea towels. If you have been in a hostel situation you will know that you are asked to clean up after yourself in the kitchen and dry the dishes, but the tea towels are always damp or wet. Not at Montrose! You get a fresh tea towel for your dishes that get washed and dried. Fabulous!

I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Stayed at montrose for 3 nights, even when he was clearly very ill he still went out of his way to give the best service, always going out of his way to come and chat to see if we where enjoying our stay and helping with our trip to Fox Glacier. The hostel was nice and clean, with large communal eating/lounge area. The double room we stayed in was nice and clean the only thing we could have asked for was the heating to be on for a little bit longer. All in all the great service makes up for any shortcomings, great stay!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

it was nice, and friendly. lots of young people. nice shearing kitchen-two kitchens-and leaving room. close to the Glacier , just in the heart of town. close to the shop and information center. it wasn't quiet, but who cares.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derby
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Myself and my partner stayed here for 1 night in a double room with shared bathroom.

The location of this hostal is good, in close proximity to the supermarket.

The room we stayed in was basic, a comfy bed. The bathroom was small but clean and with hot showers.

There were 2 kitchens with anything you need to self cater. The hostal had 2 computers which were a little old but ok to back up photos or access internet.

The main living space was huge but hadn´t much character, there was a tv and a person who was living at the hostal was watching movies in her PJ´s so I felt a little like I was intruding.

A big plus point was the owner, very knowledgeable and advised us on the weather and how to get the best out of our time at the Glaciars. He was 100% right as well!!

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The owner
Kitchen facilities

Dislikes/Improvement

There was no character to the place
Felt like I was encroaching on someone elses living space a bit
The whole place needed a bit of TLC

Saying that I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

I really like this place. Clean and well located. Staff was ultra friendly and helpful. The property is well maintained and rather huge. Kitchen is great with oven and everything you can think of or need. There is a huge TV where everyone could watch movies. No Wifi which was a little sad as our 3G didnt work in Franz Josef. 3 Communal computers but a bit hard to access them. Really nice place. I would recommend this place definitely. You can head over to the bars or cafe for free WIFI

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

I had a private room for 1 night which was comfortable, clean and quiet. The shared shower rooms were also very clean and well kept.

The staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgable.

There is a large well equipped kitchen and an excellent comfy lounge area. There is no WiFi, but there are 3 PC's to use free of charge.

Location is on the back road of the small Franz Josef village, so away from the main highway. There is limited off road parking available, but there is no issue parking out on the road either. Everything in FJ is close as it is so small, but there are still ample choices for eating out as well as there being a decent small supermarket.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

We had a twin bed with ensuite in April time, more like a hotel than a hostel, with videos to choose from (yes vcr videos) smd DVDs for the main room. Book swap and laundry facilities, and a reasonably equipped kitchen. Beds were comfy and the place was kept very clean, though this was probably easier at the time of year we went.

  • Stayed April 2013
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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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