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Chateau Backpacker & Motels

No-frills hostel in Franz Josef Glacier

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
Rs2,277

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8 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886, New Zealand
7.2.Good.
  • Shared kitchen, pancakes included for breakfast and soup for dinner included

    Jan 7, 2021

  • very helpful and obliging owner.great spacious room

    Oct 23, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 43 guestrooms
  • Spa tub
  • Fitness center
  • Limo/town car service
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Te Wahipounamu - 1 min walk
  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 3 min walk
  • Our Lady of the Alps - 3 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 5 min walk
  • Glacier Hot Pools - 6 min walk
  • Fox Glacier Glow Worm Forest - 14.7 mi / 23.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 4 Bed Dorm
  • 5 Bed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Dorm Ensuite
  • Backpacker Double Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Backpacker Double (shared facilities)
  • Basic Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite
  • Motel Room
  • Family Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Te Wahipounamu - 1 min walk
  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 3 min walk
  • Our Lady of the Alps - 3 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 5 min walk
  • Glacier Hot Pools - 6 min walk
  • Fox Glacier Glow Worm Forest - 14.7 mi / 23.6 km
  • Lake Gault - 17.6 mi / 28.4 km
  • Fox Glacier - 17.8 mi / 28.6 km
  • Gillespies Beach - 27.5 mi / 44.3 km

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 95 min drive
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8 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 43 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Guests will receive key retrieval information.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby
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At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 484
  • Conference space size (meters) - 45
  • One meeting room

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Policies

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Chateau Franz Franz Josef Glacier
  • Chateau Backpacker & Motels Franz Josef Glacier
  • Chateau Franz Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
  • Chateau Backpacker & Motels Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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FAQs

  • Yes, Chateau Backpacker & Motels does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Alice May (3-min walk), Snake Bite Brewery (3-min walk), and Aviators Cafe (4-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a fitness center and a picnic area. Chateau Backpacker & Motels also has a garden.
7.2.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I am going to say surprised. I was expecting this place to be rough. We had comfortable rooms with shared clean clean washrooms. The staff was very friendly helpful and happy. The chateau was quirky looking but a fun place with interesting people of all ages and nationalities Very close to restaurants bars and

    Susan, 2 night trip with friends, Mar 13, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Eclectic place

    We had a shared bathroom type room the first night and it was super tiny. We upgraded to an en suite which was much more comfortable. Nice to have the free breakfast and soup in the evening. Staff was great

    Carol, 2 night trip, Mar 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We really enjoyed the free breakfast (pancakes/waffles, cereals, roasts and jams), the number of shared washrooms/showers was limited but we didn’t run into any issues. The hostel is well located, you can easily walk to the grocery store or restaurants.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 23, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The room was not very clean. The Breakfast was not available as the staff didn't turn up. The price much too high.

    1 night romance trip, Jan 21, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    No hot water during my shower. Claimed to have free breakfast, it was 3 round bowel of low grade cereal left on table and nothing else. No staff present. Office was still closed when we leave about 9 am. We just leave the key on the door. Worst paying stay I ever had.

    1 night romance trip, Jan 21, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Could do better

    We spent 3 weeks in NZ and stayed in diffrent places most nights, it think it is fair to say that the worst shower of the trip was in this Backpackers. No presure and either scolding or freezing. The kitchen was also one of the worst equipt of the stay with only one sauspan to share round between the guests! For a place of this size the limited hours of the front desk were also suprising, lots of rules about noise, etc, but knobody to enforce them. Appart from the shower the room was generally comfortable and had a small fridge too. Everything in the town was within walking distance.

    David, 1 night trip with friends, Dec 30, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Well set up and helpful staff v comfortable for motel backpacker units. Just a shame there was no hot water in the morning for a shower.

    1 night romance trip, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Very expensive for what it is and the condition of the place. The staff are great and very helpful but the place is run down and desperate for a good cleanup.

    2 night romance trip, Dec 4, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The. Young lady, she said her name was a Maori name, was great checking us in and helpful with questions. Soup was good and there was a nice selection for breakfast and both meals were complimentary. Beds were comfortable and room was pretty clean but everything needs a real good cleaning as in walkways and light fixtures above entries

    1 night trip, Nov 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great friendly staff. Breakfast was good but as I’m not a morning person leaving out a little later would be good.

    3 night romance trip, Nov 14, 2019

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