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Glow Worm Cottages Reviews

27 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Franz Josef, New Zealand

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200 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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When we arrived, our booking could not be located even though we paid a deposit so unfortunately they were unable to accommodate us as they were fully booked which was really disappointing. As a result I had to put very poor for most aspects of this hostel.


Stayed here for 3 nights in a four bed dorm. Good lay out, bathroom in the room and a sink, fridge and kettle came in really handy for storing food etc. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Popcorn machine and soup are a bonus. The hot tub was a little stinky but I think the water just needed a change when we were there. Nice for after hikes though. Overall lovely hostel with a good vibe!


Beds need replacing as I was forced to sleep in the same position because it had been broken by a previous occupant. Lock on sliding door was temperamental and sometimes did not lock. Hostel is in need of an overhaul and upgrade of some facilities. Now the good news. The staff were excellent and friendly. The location was also excellent, a 2 minute walk to all the major activities and booking centres.


Great location, really friendly staff and the deluxe rooms are perfect if you're staying a few days as they have a fridge and microwave. The kitchen is pretty well kitted out too. Has a typical franz josef feel to it.


Great location, friendly atmosphere, good service and like the old photos in the cabins. Lots of extras available for free.

  • 2nd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


This place was great for being integrated, thanks to the staff. However free wifi is no good, I spent more accessing 3G on my phone to send some urgent emails whilst stayin here than on the room for a few nights.

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