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!

    Reviewed Dec 1, 2014
    by (16 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!

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    Reviewed by eddieandlaura

    Great Chilled Hostel with Great views

    Reviewed Jan 3, 2014
    by (18 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

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    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!!

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    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.

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    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 …

    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

    Traveler Photos Montrose Backpackers Franz Josef

    Montrose Backpackers - Franz Josef
    South Island, New Zealand