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Chateau Franz Backpackers Reviews

8-10 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand

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85%

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351 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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100%

Really good hostel


97%

Great staff, sociable and friendly. And free soup! Excellent!!!


71%

Great location. However the kitchen was dirty and lacking a good stock of items. The fridges were completely full and filthy and in some fridges the shelves had been removed and that severely reduced the amount of available to space. The bathrooms were disgusting and there were not enough bathrooms for the amount of people staying.


80%

This is a big, busy hostel with lots of guests. As a solo traveller I found it hard to break the ice


100%

Stayed here as had heard good things. All good. Friendly staff. Good location, great setup


83%

Great hostel, chilled and relaxed.


91%

We stayed in a private double room which was just what we needed after a number of nights in dodgey dorm rooms on our travels! Great location, dvd hire (we had a TV in our room=what a luxury!), free breaky, soup and cupcakes were the icing on top!


77%

This place was just OK. Glad I was in an ensuite room with a small kitchen. Bathroom/shower wasn't that awesome. Like nearly every other hostel, not enough power outlets in the dorm room. Beds comfortable enough. Not here long enough to comment on the atmosphere or other aspects of the hostel.


86%

Excellent customer service


77%

The Love Shack was really cute, but the second night was really cold. The bathroom are not really clean. The location is great and the staff nice.


94%

This place was amazing!!!!!!!!!! It had the best little rustic vibe, and the decorations were amazing! They offer free breakfast AND soup and goodies in the night, which was a good dinner to be honest! The staff is very helpful, always happy to answer questions and give good advice on what tours to take (or not to take!)! The shuttle service to and from the glacier walks was really good too and one of the walks even leads back to the town centre - where the hostel is!


86%

Great hostel and nice atmosphere, free soup and breakfast are a bonus.... Showers are a bit poor though!


80%

I had a great night at this hostel. It's a very, very small town but I still managed to meet a load of nice people at the hostel area, enjoy a few drinks by the outdoor fire pit, take a night walk to see some glowworms in the woods, and then end up at the local pub (I think we were the only ones there). The bed was comfortable and the free soup for dinner was nice :)


83%

We loved it. Nice, clean room with private bath and fridge and a hot water kettel. Almost like a hotel.


77%

Nice place, changed to a private room so can't comment on the hostel side of things. Location was good, although not much in the town anyway (probably only in FJ to see the glaciers) all in all we had a pleasant stay.


94%

I found the staff very friendly with an excellent location and great facilities!


100%

Best surprise of the trip! Highly recommend Love Shack #2. Great atmosphere, free soup and DVDs and wifi, all around one of the best parts of my trip!


69%

Free soup and breads and meat pies for dinner, and breads in morning. The large double room was ok...the 27 NZ double (the love shack) is tiny, like a camper, red velour and mirror on ceiling.


83%

Good hostel - only complaint is it got cold at night and the provided blankets were woefully inadequate


91%

We enjoyed this hostel for the short time we were in Franz Josef. Ben, the activities guy (or something), was quite friendly, and we ended up participating in a few events: bar crawl, BBQ, and hike. This worked out, since our glacier tour was cancelled due to weather. The location is great (hard not to be, with a town this small), there is lots of common space to hang out in, and in general we had a great time.


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