Montrose Backpackers

Address: 9 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
 
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This hostel, located on 9 Cron Street, Franz Josef, is near Across Country Quad Bikes.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsMontrose Backpackers Franz Josef

      Reviewed by carmarmax

      Friendly People, Clean Rooms, Great Price!

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      by (7 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

      While you initially feel like you're walking into a 3-star hotel based on the overall friendliness, helpfulness and chattiness of the hostel owner, he will guide you through the large industrial kitchen and massive open common area before heading down the hall to your room. This is more like dorm style, private rooms and about 4 rooms sharing one private bathroom. Due to the size of the building and the amount of through hikers, the place is always buzzing, which unfortunately means into the wee hours of the night. The WiFi also only works in the common room. The price for what you get in terms of service, accessibility to the "town" and privacy definitely is worth it, especially if you are just passing through town. I would absoutely recommend this to friends.

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

      Reviewed by sandral

      Friendly stuff and good place to meet people!

      Reviewed Apr 15, 2014
      by (7 reviews) Frankfurt , Germany Flag of Germany

      Hostel is really big but a little old fashion. You could do Mord out o it. But overall i liked my stay here and can recommend this place. I love that they have free WiFi!

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

      Reviewed by eddieandlaura

      Great Chilled Hostel with Great views

      Reviewed Jan 3, 2014
      by (16 reviews) Wellington , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Great Chilled Hostel with Great views. Relaxed and only a 30 minute walk to Franz Josef Glacier. Free tea and coffee and great showers

      Montrose Backpackers - Franz Josef
      South Island, New Zealand

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

      Reviewed by adelecarroll

      Nice Hostal

      Reviewed Nov 19, 2012
      by (52 reviews) Liverpool , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Family feel. Great kitchens and social areas. Free use of computers!!

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

      Reviewed by paul_n_alex

      Ideal and comfy

      Reviewed Nov 29, 2011
      by (23 reviews) Leicester , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Hostel is in an excellent location and is very clean and tidy. Kitchens are a little small but well stocked and the TV lounge is large. Also offer free internet terminals.

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

      TripAdvisor Reviews Montrose Backpackers Franz Josef

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

      Travel Blogs from Franz Josef

      Chilling in Franz Josef

      A travel blog entry by carmarmax on Dec 01, 2014

      117 photos

      Nick, Jess, Mark and I left the house around 9 in the morning to ensure on time arrival to Franz Josef for our Ice Explorer adventure. We had about 4 and a half hours to the glacier town of Franz Josef and the only thing that stood in our way were the treacherous Southern Alps. The weather wasn't the best, so I wasn't to excited when we entered …

      Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong/China - Oct/Nov

      A travel blog entry by nlund on Nov 15, 2013

      6 comments, 131 photos

      Sunday evening, packing and getting ready to go Monday morning - wet and drizzly as we left. Packed well and well below limit. Val saw it a a lost opportunity and was tempted to go back home to pack more! The long flight through London, Hong Kong and on to Perth went smoothly and Val was surprised at how good she felt arriving in at 23:00 local …

      Franz Josef Glacier, Regen & Eisklettern

      A travel blog entry by sandral on Apr 15, 2014

      59 photos

      Heute ging es früh los mit dem Bus an die Westküste mit dem Ziel Franz Josef Gletscher. Leider hat es genau in dem Moment als ich den Bus verlassen habe zu schütten angefangen und die nächsten zwei Tage nicht mehr aufgehört. Da man in dem Ort eigentlich nichts bei schlechten Wetter machen kann ausser zur Kiwi Experience und den Hot Pools zu gehen. …

      Glaciers

      ... were axed into the face to get us on to the actual ice flow. STRAIGHT UP!! We then hiked another three miles up the spine of the glacier, through ice tunnels and crevices until we turned around and did the whole thing in reverse. Did I mention it was raining the entire time? Hope you can get an idea of this adventure from the pictures. More later after we rest for a few days!!!

      Fox Glacier, New Zealand stevebotts

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      Montrose Backpackers - Franz Josef
      South Island, New Zealand