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Hotel Description

At Climbers Rest, you'll be 5.4 km (3.4 mi) from Fox Glacier and 23 km (14.3 mi) from St James Anglican Church. Highlights at this hostel include a restaurant, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

All 16 rooms feature free WiFi.

The Cafe, The White Pub and Café, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Attractions in proximity to this Fox Glacier hostel include Franz Josef Glacier and Aoraki / Mount Cook.

Economy Triple Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Economy Triple Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Economy Twin Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Economy Twin Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Basic Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Basic Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Climbers Rest ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Climbers Rest

Everyone (18) Couples (5) Students (1) Family (3)
3 out of 5

Mountains beauty site

Stay at climbers rest to experience the beauty of where you are flash didn't cut it $65 for a$1000000 view & no TV meet people bring some cold ones cooker & food a must do

Posted by , from kaikohe to riverton on 24 Apr. 2017

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3 out of 5

This is a backpackers

Pros: The location to everything else
Cons: The kitchen, the bathrooms, the decor the car parking, just about everything really
Location: Fox Glacier, nice restaurants, cafes.
We didn't quite realize this was a backpackers when we booked it. The kitchen facilities were very rough but the bunk beds were surprisingly comfortable. The shower itself was great but the bathroom/showers were very dirty and there was quite a bit of mold. It is well located in the small Fox Glacier township , so you were very central to everything. The room was cheap do that was its saving grace.

Posted by , from Palmerston North on 13 Jan. 2017

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2 out of 5

Never again

It's like a barrack , very old, rooms just with a bed, no wardrobe, even no chair, feeling like in a prison cell.

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2016

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3 out of 5

Facility was Under Constuction

When we arrived at the check in point for Climbers Rest (which was the Fox Glacier Heartland Hotel), we were informed that the Climbers Rest Facility was currently under construction, we were thankfully upgraded to stay in the Heartland Hotel as it was down season and they had spare rooms. But I hope that in future when a facility is not open rooms will not be able to be booked in it. As i have not stayed in the Climbers rest due to the closure i cannot accurately review it so have done ratings of an average 3 score.

Posted by on 12 Oct. 2016

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2 out of 5

Budget accommodation in need of renovation

The room we stayed in had a strong damp/musty smell and was very basic. It was one of the cheaper places to stay in the area and centrally located but we found it hard to get past the smell.

Posted by , from Sydney on 21 Feb. 2016

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3 out of 5

Last minute

Pros: Was close to the Fox Glacier.
Cons: We had a private bathroom but the door didn't close properly
Location: Was a friendly place close to the Glacier and walks nearby
This was a very last minute booking the room was basic but clean and as we were only staying for one night just what we needed

Posted by , from Uk on 20 Feb. 2016

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2 out of 5
Location: Good location in centre of Fox Glacier village
The Climbers Rest are a set of 10 to 15 rooms and are old. They are really the overflow option from the Heartland Hotel. OK as last resort.

Posted by , from Sydney on 10 Feb. 2016

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1 out of 5

The worst place we stayed in New Zealand.

Room very stuffy. Very old amenities, carpets run down , toilets and bathroom stained and needs upgrading.

Posted by , from Australia on 8 Feb. 2016

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4 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: Old
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Basic; Value: Economical; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Clean;

Posted by , from Australia - ACT - Canberra on 3 Feb. 2015

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2 out of 5
Cons: It smelt really bad and my clothes still smell like the eoom

Posted by on 2 Feb. 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Climbers Rest offers 16 forms of accommodation. This Fox Glacier hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Iron and ironing board available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

The White Pub and Caf̩ РThis Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM.
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Heartland Htl Fox Glacier
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM.
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to Heartland Htl Fox Glacier
Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD 25 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Climbers Rest
  • Climbers Rest Fox Glacier
  • Climbers Rest Hostel
  • Climbers Rest Hostel Fox Glacier

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.