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 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 (2 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!

      watching movies to get out of the rain
      Westland National Park, New Zealand
      me, Sarah and Chelsea
      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 (44 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

      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 …

      Trek am Abel Tasman, Franz Josef, Wanaka

      A travel blog entry by domikik on Mar 15, 2015

      12 photos

      No eisem Stop zu Wellington, hun mir eis prett gemaach fir eisen Trek am Abel Tasman National Park. Mir hun als eicht missten Campingsaachen ausleinen, well mir eis jo selwer hun missten versuergen fir 4 Deeg an mir keen Elektrech an den Hütten haaten. En Sonnden ass et dun lass gaang. Den Rucksaak war dann awer mei voll an schweier wei geduecht …

      Franz Josef 14.3.-16.3.

      A travel blog entry by nadinetravels15 on Mar 14, 2015

      33 photos


      14.03.15 Lake Mahinapua - Franz Josef

      Heute morgen waren alle ziemlich müde und sehr froh, dass wir erst um 09:30 weiter mussten, nach einem feinen ¨Pancake and Bacon Breakfast¨ vom Hostel. Wir gingen ziemlich direkt zu unserem nächsten Ziel: Franz Josef. Ich war schon sehr gespannt auf dieses Dorf und freute mich auf die zwei Nä …

      Rocking the Hulk look!

      A travel blog entry by emmafox17 on Mar 27, 2015

      5 photos

      At gone 2 o'clock this morning it took me over half an hour to scrub my entire body to try and get the green paint off. I did the best I could but all I really wanted to do was sleep so eventually gave up. However, today my body has a green tinge to it so everyone is calling me the hulk, shame I don't have the muscles for it to be true! I didn't …

      Keeping it chilled at Franz Josef

      A travel blog entry by emmaandsophie on Feb 15, 2015

      2 comments, 2 photos

      Ice Ice Baby!

      We arrived in Franz Josef early afternoon and our accommodation was really lovely. Everyone from our bus had rooms all in a row opening up to a gravelled area outside so we all sat in the sun and chatted. It was good to have some free time as it has been hectic, and we had two nights in Franz Josef with complimentary tea, …

      Traveler Photos Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef

      01 - The Rainforest Retreat (hostel)
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      me, Sarah and Chelsea
      Westland National Park, New Zealand
      Swan towels and champagne
      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
      Near Frans Josef
      Franz Josef, New Zealand
      Franz Josef Accommodation: Classy
      Franz Josef, New Zealand