Glow Worm is one of the best hostels we’ve stayed in throughout our 3 year trip around the world. This is largely due to Ben who is a fabulously enthusiastic host who offers a very warm welcome. We stayed in the en-suite room with kitchenette which was clean, cosy and comfy. Nostalgic lodge style (rather than dated) and we loved the old photographs and things in the room. We used the communal kitchen mostly over our own kitchenette and again, it was clean and well equipped. The addition of free vegetable soup, free breakfast and popcorn is not only exceptionally generous for the price but great too!! We enjoyed our evenings both in the lounge reading by the fire and also the TV room - big screen movie with popcorn! And the icing on the cake was definitely the FREE hot tub on site. Lovely way to spend the afternoon, looking at the mountains. (Especially since the glacier hot pools are closed for winter). Ben really does an amazing job and we’d 100% return here if we happen to be in FJ again.…
I stayed in a double room ensuite, with kitchenette. Very clean, very quiet, perfect for relaxing away from people. In the evenings I made use of the “hostel” part of the accommodation, very hygienic kitchen with lots of pots/utensils/crockery, a TV/DVD/PlayStation room, puzzles, and people to chat with. Included in the price is limitless popcorn, free vegan soup in the evening (to be honest, a little thin but brilliant as a base for risotto or cooking noodles in) and toast/cereal for breakfast. I enjoy the relaxing and quiet stay, the very accommodation staff, and the fellow travellers. Highly recommended. The age of travellers were 18 - 70, a comfortable environment for all.
Glowworm accommodation is a lovely hostel with friendly staff and clean facility. Free vegetable was delicious and kids loved making their own free pop corns. Free breakfast and free WiFi. Worth value for what you pay for. Great location with easy access to the walks and town centre. We will definitely go back when we visit Franz Josef again.
Wow, what a great hostel. Owned by a wonderfully friendly couple, with a gorgeous little smiley baby. Great amenities; free tea, coffee, hot chocolate, breakfast, soup, hot tub, heaps of dvds and games.. The perks just keep going. Definitely would recommend! Thanks for everything 😁
This was a nice place to stay. They offered free lollies, popcorn and soup! Breakfast was complimentary too but i am gluten free and unfortunately they didnt provide anything at breakfast time for my needs. Otherwise the facilities were nice. Kitchen was well equipped and the bathroom in the room was clean. I would stay here again.