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YHA Franz Josef

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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New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I stayed in a private room with small ensuite. The room was dated and small and expensive for what is was. No fridge, but did have a kettle, cups and coffee, tea and a tv. There is a communal kitchen and lounge/dining room. The staff was friendly and helpful and the YHA is in a convenient location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hostel is the best in town! Very clean, nice people and good service and it has the lowest price in comparison with the other hostels (because it doesn't have a contract with the kiwitour buses) definitely worth a visit! Oh and they even have a pool table and a piano :)

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1 Thank LylaKyla
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed here before as it is a good location and has a sauna. However, I was disappointed that the sauna was not working when we arrived despite being told a few days earlier that everything was working fine - unfortunate but I feel some sort of compensation should have been offered like a free coffee voucher or something. Apart... More 

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Thank Gail R
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Franz Josef to spend my new years holiday. I am so glad I stayed at the yha! The staff are so friendly and super helpful with everything! They knew everything to do in the area and made it so easy to book activities right from the hostel administration. There was never a dull moment and if there... More 

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1 Thank kelly_s_nz_17
Wuppertal, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have traveled for quite a long time and it's rare to find a hostel that makes you feel welcome and at home. The staff always welcomes you with a big smile and has the answers to all of your problems, and if they don't they are the first to make sure they'll find the answer and come Find you... More 

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1 Thank TravelDanny90
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came for New Years with some friends unsure what to expect. We read some reviews about the rowdy campers and expected the worst but hoped for the best. Upon arrival we found the staff very friendly and they had all the answers... these guys are locals so they know the secret spots. If you really want the full Franz... More 

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Thank GlowWormBenny
Christchurch
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

had a great stay at the Yha in a 4 bed dorm the room was a little warm but was really good stay , the staff were ace really helpful , it is also so close to the village and lovely walks all about , we had all great room mates which made the Stay great to

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Located on the back street in Franz Josef, it is one of several backpackers in the area. If you are used to YHA hostels in NZ, it is fairly standard. We were in a 4-bed mixed dorm which was fine enough for us. Out of one of the windows was an area of grass for camping on, but we were... More 

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1 Thank Fiona G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great place to stay!! was clean and good kitchen space. Was nice and relaxing over new years..had free wifi and a sauna! staff were helping me plan and book my travels thankyou!!! would definatly stay again!

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1 Thank Caity288
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It was not clean ( tray with cups/ glasses had lots of crumbs on it, smelly toilet in my private bathroom, could not find a clean table in communal kitchen so cleaned one), TV remote had flat battery ( receptionist said " Are you sure it's TV remote, not DVD player remote " when they had no DVD player there).... More 

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YHANZ, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi NorthShore777 Please let me take the opportunity to thank you for leaving a review of your stay with us. I am absolutely embarrassed after reading about your experience at YHA Franz Josef and would like to apologise first for the sub standard cleanliness you found and for the lack of service provided by my staff. Tent sites are restricted... More 

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