Backpacker Hostels in Fox Glacier, New Zealand

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Get to know Fox Glacier (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Fox Glacier. To help you make friends with Fox Glacier before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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Fox Glacier is one of the spots that you cannot miss in New Zealand. It's an amazing place that combines in such a small area totally different landscapes -- who would think it is possible for one place to have a rainforest, glacier, beach, and mountains all at the same time? This is also why this little town is considered by some experts as the third-best place in the world for skydiving -- the views from twelve thousand feet are something that you definitely need to see. And why not experience the rush of adrenaline of jumping from a plane? Go ahead, Fox Glacier is the perfect spot for it.

The town of Fox Glacier is really small and it's best known for the short distance to the glacier that runs for thirteen kilometers between the Southern Alpes and the coast, ending among rainforest. This is one of the most easily-accessed glaciers in the entire world and its terminal face is a easy walk from town. This is also the major tourist attraction, so, in summertime (mostly December to February) expect the glacier to be crowded. Something you also shouldn't miss is Lake Matheson, one of the best mirror lakes that ever seen --- only a short, five-minute drive from Fox Glacier. It's easy to get to Fox Glacier by bus, as there are a lot of touristic bus companies and regional buses that stop here, but the easiest way should be driving your own car (this area is also one of the most safe for you to hitchhike).

As a touristic spot, you'll find Fox Glacier's hostels easily. They are all priced pretty similarly. The hostels in Fox Glacier may seem a little bit old from the outside, but usually they are well cared for and have nice conditions.

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FAQ about Fox Glacier Hostels

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Fox Glacier Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Fox Glacier, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$20 Average dorm price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Fox Glacier
1 Party hostels in Fox Glacier
6.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Fox Glacier - from the Community

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