A social hostel for backpackers, couples, or groups
Dorm Bed: $21.63
46 Cron St. Franz Josef Glacier ,
The Rainforest Retreat is more like a resort with dorms for budget travelers than just a hostel. Yes, they have shared dorms as well as private rooms at budget prices, but they also have 6 acres of land to spread out on, plus an onsite bar and restaurant, hot tub & spa, and more.
The bar and restaurant are the social center, but they are not close enough to the rooms to prevent you from sleeping. The food at the restaurant is top notch, as they take their culinary creations quite seriously. Howe many other hostels can say that? The bar has nightly DJs, too. The hot tub is huge, making for another great spot to enjoy getting to know your fellow guests.
The communal kitchen is large and offers multiple cooking stations to accommodate individuals or even larger crowds who might want to cook their own meals. But don't forget about the Free Breakfast!
Rooms are clean and modern, and have balconies, ensuite bathrooms, and great heaters. This establishment also offers camping spots for those with camper vans or their own equipment.
Laundry facilities, bike rental, tour booking, Wi-Fi, pool table & foosball, BBQ, TVs, a sauna, and more are also on their list of amenities.
Many guests claim this is the best place in town for a variety of reasons (check out the reviews), but some guests take off a bit for inconsistent cleanliness.