Our accommodation offers dormitory rooms as well as private rooms on different levels with a cosy, homely atmosphere.

We’re only a few minutes’ walk to everything Franz Josef has to offer! You can book all your activities at our reception. Take a private room or share one of our dorms. We have a cosy log fire in a large communal area that extends outside, and is available 24 hours. We have a shared TV room with a 50-inch flatscreen TV, DVDs and videos.

Every room includes FREE unlimited WiFi, FREE breakfast, FREE homemade vegetable soup, FREE spa pool, FREE international phone calls, FREE BBQ facilities and FREE popcorn.

We offer an experience, not just a bed! Come and find your home away from home with a cosy friendly atmosphere.

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Hostel Amenities

Other than the great facilities and ensuites (with certain rooms), Glow Worm accommodation provides their guests with plenty more amenities. If you have any questions, let us know.
  • WiFi - Free unlimited WiFi available in your rooms.
  • Parking - Free parking onsite.
  • Kitchen - Equipped communal kitchen with free popcorn.
  • Lounge - A great communal lounge with a fireplace and TV.
  • Games - Puzzles and a book exchange free for you to enjoy.


  • How do I check in after hours?
    You will find instructions with your name on it on our "Late arrival Board".
  • Do you offer breakfast?
    Yes! We offer Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, toast, spreads, cereals, milk and sugar.
  • Is there free WIFI?
    Yes free and unlimited.

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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]co.nz.  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.