Rainforest Retreat

Address: 46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located on 46 Cron Street, Franz Josef, is near Across Country Quad Bikes.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRainforest Retreat Franz Josef

    Reviewed by lholyer

    Reviewed Nov 13, 2015
    by (24 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom






    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by selahrees

    Lovely Lodging!

    Reviewed Nov 8, 2015
    by (7 reviews) Where My Heart Is , United States Flag of United States

    This was a very nice lodge with multiple buildings, nice kitchen facilities and a fun little bar/restaurant for the evening too. I didn't get to check out the famous spa pool, but it was supposed to be quite large and awesome too!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by doragsxplorin8

    Alright Place

    Reviewed Nov 8, 2015
    by (11 reviews) Vienna , United States Flag of United States

    Its an alright place. Beds were very squeaky and difficult to sleep in. The kitchen is a mess and not in order, and there was not enough utensils or plates. Dryer apparently did not dry people's clothes and it was a waste of money. Fat ginger cat was very friendly.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by aussiekiwi

    Must visit!

    Reviewed Oct 4, 2015
    by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Beautiful Campsite, lovely staff with great advice. Hot Shower!!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by mcateers360

    Lovely little Campsite

    Reviewed Sep 10, 2015
    by (60 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Nice little pub as well

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by matt-lewis

    Good facilities, big kitchen and decent bar / restaurant

    Reviewed Jul 24, 2015
    by (38 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Nice dorm rooms with sturdy beds, although not so easy to get down from the top. Facilities are good, with a kitchen bigger than many found in far larger hostels. Take note Base. There is also a decent bar and restaurant attached.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by sjantell

    Best kitchen in a hostel ever

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2014
    by (14 reviews) Southampton , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Nice hostel

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by lgodfrey3

    Rainforest retreat

    Reviewed Mar 14, 2014
    by (13 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Good 2 bunk beds, big kitchen, nice sunny spot, bar restaurant onsite, wifi global gossip.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by philiptempest

    Decent

    Reviewed Mar 14, 2014
    by (3 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Nice enough, clean and own bathroom.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by sophiesadler

    4 bed dorm

    Reviewed Mar 10, 2014
    by (4 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The kitchen is pretty big but there is no oven.

    The 4 bed dorm is quite nice, the beds are comfy and clean and there's a TV with sky movies. It also has an ensuite which is okay but very small and not the cleanest. The shower only has one heat and it's very hot!

    $32 a night each. Nice atmosphere & good bar. Friendly resident dog & big fat ginger cat too!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by steffielou

    Not bad

    Reviewed Oct 12, 2013
    by (25 reviews) Bingley , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Great bar and restaurant but the room had no heater, the bunk beds had no safety barrier and the tumble dryers were broken and expensive!

    me, Sarah and Chelsea
    Westland National Park, New Zealand
    watching movies to get out of the rain
    Westland National Park, New Zealand

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by murtinz

    like a rainforest ;)

    Reviewed Sep 6, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

    Nice spot, clean facilities and a hot pool. The price is right.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by eddim

    Well run backpackers

    Reviewed Mar 30, 2013
    by (45 reviews) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

    This place seemed like a revolving door with all the Stray, Kiwi and Contiki buses coming in and out daily but the staff were on top of their game to keep everything cleaned and organized. Decent dorm rooms, and there are flashpacker rooms for those wanting some pampering. Good size kitchen with everything you need. And a fun onsite bar and restaurant...what more do you need?

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by bertrandbde

    Great place

    Reviewed Mar 25, 2013
    by (2 reviews) Lyon , France Flag of France

    Free spa and good atmosphere

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by jshrives

    Great place

    Reviewed Feb 11, 2013
    by (11 reviews) Dorking , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Great food

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by christine13

    Nice place

    Reviewed Jan 18, 2013
    by (28 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Smaller rooms, tiny bathroom, shower only has hot water, a little too hot.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by debsndarren

    Lush rainforest setting...ran out of loo paper

    Reviewed Sep 26, 2012
    by (46 reviews) Leeds , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The campervan sites were spread out amongst the rain forest, so it was a lovely setting. The kitchen had just hobs, no ovens, 2 x toasters and about 3 or 4 sinks. There was a lounge area and a few dining tables. There was a meter on the wall, so not sure if you needed to feed it to meter to watch the TV.

    The main toilet block for ladies had 2 showers and 3 toilets in it. There was a sign up saying additional toilet blocks could be opened if it was busy enough. The park was full the 2 nights we stayed there. We showered on an evening, in the mornings there were always queues for the 2 showers. On the second morning 2 of the ladies toilets were out of loo paper and had been since 6am. Maybe just an oversight.

    The site itself is in the town and over the road from the hot pools.

    Recommended.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by greatbigsummer2

    great location

    Reviewed Mar 12, 2012
    by (9 reviews) Auckland , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    great location, super handy to town. The people working there were great and helpful too

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by propyr_teidi

    Lovely!

    Reviewed Aug 30, 2011
    by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Really relaxing, great facilities, really well-located

    Franz Josef Accommodation: Classy
    Franz Josef, New Zealand

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

    Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

    Coastal rainforest

    A travel blog entry by bobalu11 on Jan 27, 2016

    5 photos

    Another rainy morning, which is to be expected sense we are traveling along a coastal rain forest. We hiked in dense forest and fern trees with an abundance of coastal flax. This flax looks like giant Yucca plants. We heard waves of cicadas and many different bird songs. At one outlook we spotted a seal family basking on the rocks. We heard the …

    Bone Carving and Glacier Heli Hike

    A travel blog entry by janeski on Oct 30, 2010

    1 comment

    This morning we were up at what felt like a really early time, some of us were feeling more worse for wear than others......no rest for the wicked tho as some of us were off to bone carving, to make our own necklaces. It was good fun but I hadn't realised quite how much sanding and so on we would have to do, our supervisors were adamant that it had …

    Another Long Journey...

    A travel blog entry by naomifitzgerald on Dec 22, 2015

    4 photos

    Another long journey for us today, but we didn't mind as the scenery was absolutely out of this world! The mountains were covered in little waterfalls and it was like driving through Broccoli, millions of broccoli's separated by turquoise waters! Stunning views!
    We stopped on route in Hokitika to check out the Jade stores. We learnt all about …

    Unexpected surprise...

    A travel blog entry by naomifitzgerald on Dec 23, 2015

    3 photos

    So after a late christmas party a much required lie in was on the cards. Kayaking is at midday so plenty of time to get up and ready. Myself and Nathalie take a wonder down to the kayak office and sign in. Quite amusing that everyone is about to head out onto the water after feeling a littlw worse for wear following the christmas party! Kayaking …

    Arrived at frank Josef village at 1630.

    A travel blog entry by woodsbernadette on Nov 15, 2013

    27 photos

    We are staying at the river forest resort. , which is both a resort and campsite, we have a lovely secluded spot here , we head up to have a look around the town whivh is a mixture of cafés , restaurants a d novelty shops,. It's a cute little village set amount forest setting. We have a few drinks and dinner in the restaurant at the camp site …

    Traveler Photos Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef

    Rivier van de gletsjer
    Wanaka, New Zealand
    me, Sarah and Chelsea
    Westland National Park, New Zealand
    Near Frans Josef
    Franz Josef, New Zealand
    35 - The Rainforest Retreat (my hostel)
    Franz Josef, New Zealand
    Rainforest Retreat
    Franz Josef, New Zealand
    watching movies to get out of the rain
    Westland National Park, New Zealand
    Rainforest Retreat
    Franz Josef, New Zealand
    Swan towels and champagne
    Franz Josef, New Zealand
    Franz Josef Accommodation: Classy
    Franz Josef, New Zealand