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Fox Glacier Inn Reviews

39 Sullivan Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand

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202 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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When I arrived at the hostel at 9 a clock in the morning I wasn't allowed to stay in the building and use any of the facilities untill 2 a clock. The owner told me to go outside and to come back at 2 a clock. Outside it was raining. The owner was very rude to me and not flexible at all. I decided to change hostels because there was no way to reason with him. After I told him that I was going to change hostels, he said: I gonna charge you the money for the hostel. He charge my creditcard via hw.


Kitchen and lounge too small. Otherwise excellent hostel and great value. Have to mention the very friendly hosts at reception. Made you feel very welcome.


The staff was lovely and super helpful!


A very nice place.


my mattresa was quite used and it felt like hundreds of people having slept in there before, the hostel owner was super inpolite when I asked for luggage storage, the french girl who did my check-in was nice. There's absolutely no atmosphere in this hostel and it just feels like a factory. the day you check-out you have to leave at 10am and if you store your luggage you are not allowed to use kitchen or bathrooms anymore. 200mb wifi for free/night. That's good.


Not enough wifi. Squeaky beds. Other than that it was nice. Reception helped book bus and shuttles. Shuttle to glacier picks you up at hostel which was cool. Bus stop around the corner.

  • 30th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Totally negative feedback because we had problems and did not have chance to use the hostel. We arrived later than expected but we couldn't let them know because we did not have New Zealand mobiles or available wifi. We were received by an unfriendily manager that was working in the hostel, but refused to accept our late check in. He was very impolite. Also, the money was debited from our account. The final result: five people paid for the accomodation but had to sleep in the car.Unaccepitable.

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Overall it was exactly as advertised. Kitchen decently equipped and pretty clean. Downside was laundry closed overnight so doing late night laundry want possible. Beds very noisy so be prepared for that!


The walls are really thin so we could hear people stomping around upstairs and the fire alarm went off at 6am for no apparent reason. For a place to crash in order to get to the glacier though its okay but I wouldn't want to be there for more than one night.


Beds are very squeaky and the showers setting off fire alarm is a little frustrating. Otherwise a great place to stay, clean and welcoming.


kitchen close before 12pm.


Great hostel! A bit out of the way but fine if you have a car. No lockers available though, but it's a house with only current travelers staying and not much else around, so it's fine.


This is in an excellent location,however it desperatelty needs an overhaul.the room wasnt far off a cell, but the bedding was clean and comfy. Holes in the wall and ceiling where things had been ripped out.bathroom facilities very basic. Lots of parking and reasonbly priced. We have stayed in many hostels in nz so feel this is a fair judgement of here.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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