Glow Worm Accommodation
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FREE Unlimited WiFiFREE Unlimited WiFi

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.
Phone +64 3 752 0172

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What do the guests say?


4/5 (TripAdvisor)


Guests loved the amount of free benefits from Glow Worm which included popcorn, soup every evening, use of the hot tub and WiFi. They have also commented that the backpackers gave a homely feel.


Loved the free amenities


Say it’s well equipped


Say it’s comfortable & clean


Would recommend to a friend

What are the rooms like?

4 bed dorm
6 bed dorm
double ensuitedouble ensuite


double shared
twin ensuitetwin ensuite


twin shared

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.

parking Parking – free parking onsite.
wifi Internet – free unlimited WiFi available in your rooms.
kitchen Kitchen – equipped communal kitchen with free popcorn./td>
lounge Lounge – a great communal lounge with a fireplace and TV.
games Games – puzzles and a book exchange free for you to enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check in after hours?

You will find instructions with your name on it on our "Late arrival Board"

What if offered for breakfast?

Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, toast, spreads, cereals, milk and sugar.

Is there free WIFI?

Yes free and unlimited.

Hostel location

The Glow Worm accommodation is located at 27 Cron street, Franz Josef Glacier. Some of the activities you may find near this location are:

  • Heli Hikes
  • Flights
  • Walks
  • Skydiving
  • Quad bikes
  • The Wildlife center (right next door)
  • Hot Pools
  • Art Gallery
  • Horse Riding
  • Green stone carving