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Glow Worm Accommodation

27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7886 New Zealand
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
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#2 of 17 Speciality lodging in Franz Josef
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English, German
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Game room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
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Jessie1306 wrote a review May 2021
London, United Kingdom75 contributions82 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Fforde wrote a review Mar 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom415 contributions141 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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linm358 wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
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.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Jessica Moore wrote a review Nov 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom5 contributions
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 😁
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Amanda C wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$34 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glow Worm Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Glow Worm Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Franz Josef Clay Target Shooting (0.08 km), Te Koha Gallery (0.2 km), and Tatare Tunnels Walk (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glow Worm Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at Glow Worm Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Glow Worm Accommodation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glow Worm Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alice May, BLUE ICE RESTAURANT & BAR, and Monsoon Bar & Restaurant.
Is Glow Worm Accommodation located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Franz Josef.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Glow Worm Accommodation?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Glow Worm Accommodation?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St. James (10.9 km).