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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

43 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available
  • Bar


Explore the area

Popular LocationFox Glacier Glow Worm Forest5 min walk
Popular LocationFox Glacier3 min drive
Popular LocationLake Gault5 min drive

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  • Basic Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Basic Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Economy Triple Room, Private Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Economy Triple Room, Private Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Economy Twin Room, Private Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Economy Twin Room, Private Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 3
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About this area

Fox Glacier

Climbers Rest is located in Fox Glacier. Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools.

Visit our Fox Glacier travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Fox Glacier Glow Worm Forest - 5 min walk
  • Fox Glacier - 3 min drive
  • Lake Gault - 5 min drive
  • St James Anglican Church - 27 min drive
  • Franz Josef Glacier - 34 min drive


  • The White Pub and Café — 1 min walk

About this property

Climbers Rest

Adults-only hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and free self-parking are available at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and showers.
Climbers Rest offers 16 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using 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.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 25 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)

Room amenities


Hairdryer (on request)

Food and drink

Shared kitchen access


Iron/ironing board (on request)



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


Check-out before 10 AM

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

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.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Climbers Rest and receive a full refund?
Yes, Climbers Rest offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Climbers Rest cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in begins at 2 PM.
What time is check-out at Climbers Rest?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in Fox Glacier, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Te Wahipounamu and Fox Glacier Glow Worm Forest. Lake Gault is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Climbers Rest

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
  • Disliked: Staff & service
a great climber motel

We had a great experience and had a good rest at the hotel that bought us energy back for the next day hiking. We hope the kitchen area could be bigger. One of the family occupied almost everything before us, thus we did not have chance to enjoy making the food.


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Adequate backpacker motel

Clean room, nice showers. Our room was a little noisy, but I think that is because we were right next to the kitchen.

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very Dirty

Yes, its a backpackers, but it was very dirty. '