Chateau Backpacker & Motels

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Overview of Chateau Backpacker & Motels

Chateau Backpacker & Motels

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Franz Josef Glacier

7.5/10 Good

211 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Shared kitchen
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Laundry facilities
The price is €49
Price available on 25/05/2022
8 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886
Main amenities
  • 43 guestrooms
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa tub
  • Limo/town car service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
  • Meeting room
For families
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 95 min drive

About this property

Chateau Backpacker & Motels

Chateau Backpacker & Motels is a great choice for a stay in Franz Josef Glacier. Guests can enjoy the fitness centre, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are nearby. Other highlights include a hot tub, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 43 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (484 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • Hot tub


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Chateau Franz Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
Chateau Franz Hostel
Chateau Franz Franz Josef Glacier
Chateau Franz
Chateau Backpacker Motels Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
Chateau Backpacker Motels Hostel
Chateau Backpacker Motels Franz Josef Glacier
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Chateau Backpacker s Franz Jo
Chateau Backpacker & Motels Franz Josef Glacier
Chateau Backpacker & Motels Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Four night stay
stayed for four nights, the accomodation is conveniently accessible to the centre of Franz Josef. The bed was comfortable and appropriately sized. Breakfast, albeit simple, was provided. Highly recommend for any one thinking of travelling on a budget.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the Hospitality &Staff very informative &helpfull..Awsome Stay looking forward &happily recommend this Motel/Hotel/Backpackers...
Magdalena, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved having the soup on arrival, being able to have a continental breakfast included with pancakes and waffles. We like the undercover walking as it was raining and we were able to load and unload the car without getting too wet. The service was excellent.
rod, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Shared kitchen, pancakes included for breakfast and soup for dinner included
David, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

very helpful and obliging owner.great spacious room
Trish, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I am going to say surprised. I was expecting this place to be rough. We had comfortable rooms with shared clean clean washrooms. The staff was very friendly helpful and happy. The chateau was quirky looking but a fun place with interesting people of all ages and nationalities Very close to restaurants bars and
Susan, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Eclectic place
We had a shared bathroom type room the first night and it was super tiny. We upgraded to an en suite which was much more comfortable. Nice to have the free breakfast and soup in the evening. Staff was great
Carol, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

We really enjoyed the free breakfast (pancakes/waffles, cereals, roasts and jams), the number of shared washrooms/showers was limited but we didn’t run into any issues. The hostel is well located, you can easily walk to the grocery store or restaurants.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review