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Montrose Backpackers Reviews

9 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Franz Josef, New Zealand

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147 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Great little hostel with super friendly staff. No lockers in rooms, but nice place and free wifi.


Our room had a smell of mildew/mold. There was no fan in the room to circulate air and we didn't feel comfortable leaving the windows open as we were on the first floor facing an alley behind a pub. Decent service, but I would not stay there again.

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


My stay at Montrose was short and sweet. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful! I loved the big lounge area with plenty of chairs, tables, and wi-fi.


Excellent massive kitchens and TV lounge.


Lovely place here, very helpful staff.


Room was OK although DVD player did not work (it was replaced by a member of staff three times before we had one which worked!) Kitchen was a bit dirty and the tables in the communal dining area were covered in a horrible sticky substance. Go to Franz Josef for the scenery and outdoor adventures but expect bad accommodation.


Fantastic hostel! Very clean and really good showers! Kitchen facilities are excellent and spacious tv room. Would definitely recommend this hostel!


Great staff! The owner was really helpful and willing to give you all sort of information. Nice location too with parking. Big kitchen and big lounge and dining area. Would go back again.


staff were very friendly and happy to help. The rooms were clean.

  • 29th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We felt very comfortable and enjoyed our stay


great place to stay, really good vibes in this hostel. Had an awesome stay here!


The Manager was just amazing! He help us a lot and was always smiling....we had a great stay.


They couldn't be more hospitable. Even put me in a twin by myself at no extra because there was space! On downside was lack of wifi. Due to weather, I thought of moving on a day early, but decided to stay the two booked nights as it was good and comfortable.

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