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YHA Franz Josef

4.5 of 5 2-4 Cron Street | PO Box 12, Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand (Formerly Franz Josef Glacier YHA)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Franz Josef yha is a cosy,warm,comfortable lodge,and also the service is perfect! I were really dispirited when l left my laptop there.But the staff of Franz Josef yha help me found that,and sent it to me.Thanks so so much! once u stay here , love here forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hostel for 2 nights. The room is clean and spacious. The living area is cosy and clean. They helped me with to get my laundry dried (when the laundry area is closed) and even bring me a chocolate bar while trying to fix the TV in my room. The wifi is fast and unlimited- a rarity... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

+++ staff are warm and friendly, rooms and bathrooms clean with towels and toiletries, great communal space with open fire and cosy sofas. Unlimited wifi, free to YHA members --- room was colder than I would have expected given how cosy the hostel is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The YHA in Franz Josef is how every hostal should be. Clean, spacious rooms, friendly staff and a cosy living area. The bathrooms are always extra clean and they have heated floors! The kitchen is also clean and well equipped and delicious free soup is served every night! They also have a sauna, which was unfortunately out of order when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Wie stayed in this hostel for two nights in a twin room. The room was spacious and the beds very comfy. Staff was helpful. The common rooms were pretty much the nicest ones i hava had in hostel, with fireplace and extra TV room. For some reason the hostel is a lot more expensive than other yhas. Great hostel!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Amazing place to stay free soup, nice kitchen close to everything. Had a stretch hummer come pick us up and go out for tea. Comfy bed nice area. Friendly reception desk helped us out. Let us use there wifi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a smaller more intimate YHA set at the foot of Glacier Country in NZ near Franz Josef. The staff was really nice and even made this excellent vegatable soup for everyone, so people wanted to hang around and visit. The rooms, bathrooms were clean and average but they allowed me to park my campervan there and use their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed in a private twin room in this hostel and were impressed. The room and private bathroom were in themselves basic but clean and had everything you needed - inc. toiletries, towels, a TV and even tea and coffee. Just a small snag with the shower head, which has seen better days. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Lots... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Granted, the main area in Franz Josef is TINY but great location, nonetheless. Near the petrol station and close enough to everything but far enough for it to be nice and quiet. Staff was also friendly and very accommodating in terms of extending your stay (especially important in winter where the roads are sometimes closed on short notice, etc). Being... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stayed here 2 nights over New Years and had a great time. We stayed in a private ensuite double room which was nice and comfortable and the staff were very helpful. Didn't use the kitchen facilities as was walking distance to everything in town and had THE BEST food in our entire NZ trip in Alice May's which I cannot... More

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Address: 2-4 Cron Street | PO Box 12, Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand (Formerly Franz Josef Glacier YHA)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — YHA Franz Josef 4.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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