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8.5

Excellent

1,028 reviews

1,028 reviews

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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery 4.3 km
Lake Matheson 5.0 km
Gillespies Beach 16.1 km
Mount Cook Airport 34.5 km
Glentanner Airport 50.5 km
Hokitika Airport 114.7 km
Richard Pearse Airport 134.3 km
Greymouth Airport 147.2 km
Ashburton Airport 151.8 km
Wanaka Airport 152.9 km

Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

35 Sullivans Road, Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Fox Glacier part of Fox Glacier, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to hot tub and sauna on-site.

Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Sauna

Blackout curtains

Garden

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Hot tub

Sauna

Luggage storage

Game room

Value for money8.2
Distance to city center0.4 km
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Queen
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Double Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 single beds
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Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?

Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?

Restaurants including Bigfoot Bar and Restaurant, Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon and Cafe Neve are popular in Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge’s neighborhood which is known as Fox Glacier.

What popular shopping places are close to Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?

Shopping options in Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge’s Fox Glacier neighborhood include ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery.

What popular beaches are close to Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?

Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge’s Fox Glacier neighborhood also includes Gillespies Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge?

Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge’s nearby natural sights include Fox Glacier located in the same Fox Glacier area.

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What people love about Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "This was a great place to stay - Friendly staff and clean and well equipped accomodation."

    Rachael

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    January 19, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The kitchen was clean and much better kept then other hostels we visited."

    emmalie-kate

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    February 29, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location"

    Utaiwan

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    February 24, 2020

Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
1,028 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.9
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
Good location.
MEI from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
More about Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

More about Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge

Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's free parking, right on-site. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs.
On cold days and nights, the hostel's on-site fireplace will keep you warm. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge. Some rooms at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge are equipped with blackout curtains for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the hot tub and sauna. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like fishing. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing hiking trails at Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge.
Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

21 mentions

Internet

5 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking

Location

35 Sullivans Road, Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859
Excellent
Location

9

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0.4 km
The property
  • Number of rooms 45
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 NZD

Reviews of Ivory Towers Backpackers Lodge from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
/
10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.9
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service8.2
Value for money8.2
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9+ Exceptional (44)
8-9 Excellent (29)
7-8 Very Good (31)
6-7 Good (18)
<6 Below Expectation (17)
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Mar - May (33)
Jun - Aug (14)
Sep - Nov (38)
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9.6
Exceptional
YEN from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

Exceptional”

Probably there wasn't many visitors during my stay, the owner upgraded me 4 beds reservation to a 2 beds reservation. One of the cleanest backpacker I have ever stayed. Kitchen and lounge are neat too. Plenty of carparks available. Mountain bike available for rental too if you need one.

Reviewed August 25, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Sharon from Australia
Group
En Suite Twin
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Quick convenient overnighter”

On,our way north we stayed at the Ivory Towers Backpacker.very central in Fox it was clean, spacious for 3 adults in one room. There was an adjacent kitchen and sitting room, good for a quick breakfast. All we needed.

Reviewed February 05, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
WEI from Malaysia
Group
Queen
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Great location and friendly staff”

Clean and comfortable stay. Parking space is limited. The kitchen is well equipped.

Reviewed April 27, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
emmalie-kate from Australia
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Exceptional”

The kitchen was clean and much better kept then other hostels we visited. The kitchen had all the things needed for cooking except for a few stove tops on the blink. Room was modern and very comfortable. Shower and bathroom super convenient and close. The tv didn’t seem to have channels, but we where only there for one night, not a big thing.

Reviewed March 01, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
sri from Indonesia
Family with teens
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Exceptional”

cleaness kitchen....cleaness bathroom

Reviewed January 24, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Melvyn from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Very comfortable and clean accommodation, with an excellent communal kitchen, longe, TV room and ple”

I would highly rate this accommodation and it is excellent value for money- however, Fox Glacier as a destination appears rather neglected by the authorities compared with the Franz Joseph Glacier- seeing the Glacier here is problematic as only one path was open during my visit and the authorities were maintaining this using tarmac from a road leading up to the glacier on the track nearest the town. The best viewpoint for Fox Glacier is actually on the road which leads to Lake Mathieson.

Reviewed November 09, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Lydia from New Zealand
Group
Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Comfortable and easy”

We enjoyed our stay - helpful and friendly staff. Pleasant and tidy public areas. Room was small and basic, but great for the price and everything we needed. Great that linen and towels were provided. Cool facilities - hot tub, sauna and movie room.

Reviewed March 18, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Rachael from New Zealand
Family with teens
Quadruple Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Great place to stay in Fox Glacier”

This was a great place to stay - Friendly staff and clean and well equipped accomodation.

Reviewed January 20, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Utaiwan from Thailand
Group
Double or Twin Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

Good location

Reviewed February 24, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Hannah from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Clean busy noisy ”

Pros - clean room, bathroom and toilets and everyone cleaned up after themselves in the kitchen. The staff who greeted us was very friendly and helpful. Cons - Noisy in the evening, can hear everything that’s going on. One of the ladies who was on duty when we were leaving was rude - walked out the door before us let it swing shut on us carrying all our bags and told us bluntly to leave the key on the side (no thanks or goodbye).

Reviewed August 01, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
norsianti from Malaysia
Group
Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

nice location”

it is very close to fox glacier access road but we cant make it because if the landslide. the staff was very helpfull and suggest us to see gloworm in the track nearby

Reviewed March 29, 2019

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7.6
Very good
MEI from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Good”

Room is small but clean. The kitchen and the dining area are big enough.

Reviewed March 17, 2019

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7.2
Very good
MEI from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Good”

Good location. The room is a bit small but clean. The kitchen is big enough but the ventilation needs improvement because we can smell the cooking in my room. The staffs are all friendly and willing to help.

Reviewed March 23, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Nok from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

No Hot pool”

Overall is ok, value for money, there are restaurants nearby. However, the hot pool didn’t fix, there was a memo said the hot pool is not available for TODAY,but actually it was no longer available. I am disappointed.

Reviewed July 17, 2019

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6.8
Good
Daniel from Taiwan
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Good”

Pretty standard. Stayed here to be close enough to walk to the glacier helicopter tours. It was fine. Quiet town. Glow worm hike recommend.

Reviewed February 09, 2020

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6.8
Good
Phoutthanaphone from Laos
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Good location and kitchen”

the room was small and limited parking spaces

Reviewed August 06, 2020

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6.0
Kim from Malaysia
Couple
Queen
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Over price”

Pros: location, standard facilities Cons: we had bug bites from the bed (not serious but disturbing sleep), cleanliness so so

Reviewed January 02, 2019

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5.6
Lim from Singapore
Family with teens
Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Don't like it :(”

First time trying out shared toilet facility, few toilets were clean but bedroom cannot be locked internally, feeling insecured. Bedroom was so small. Walking distance to eateries and mini supermarket, quite convenient. Perhaps getting one with private toilet may have a better and safer feeling.

Reviewed April 12, 2020

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6.0
Yamila from Argentina
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

normal”

good kitchen, personal not polite at all

Reviewed February 14, 2019

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9.3
Exceptional
Chua from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Nice hostel in a quaint little village”

Comfortable room, nice toilets/showers, location

It was a very comfortable stay. Fox glacier village is a small village where everything can be covered within 10 min. Nonetheless, this hostel serves as a good base to explore nearby attractions such as lake Matheson and fox glacier terminal face. Would highly recommend this for its comfort and price.

Reviewed December 08, 2015

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