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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a reasonably large building with lots of rooms. The location is at the end of a side road in the small village of franz josef so it is easy to find and relatively quiet. Kitchen and common area is large but can be full of people as there were quite a lot of people staying there. All the... More 

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south island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I and three others recently stayed at the YHA in Franz Josef and were most impressed with our rooms which had en suites coffee facilities TV and heaters and a comfortable bed. The kitchen is very well stocked with all appliances large dining area and even a pool table. The price was also very reasonable and a pleasant young lady... More 

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

Hi Thomo3 Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed YHA Franz Josef, I am very pleased to hear your comments on our Ensuite Rooms and Kitchen. Being located next to the Southern Alps we make sure to provide heaters in all our rooms for those cold winter nights. Kind Regards Josh Bramley Hostel Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Good hostel in a great location. Hostel is kept in good shape throughout and there's parking right out front. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We had pretty bad weather throughout our stay so had to spend quite a bit of time inside but it was fine. Would stay again

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

+ fairly clean + comfortable beds + large communal areas + free wifi + central location + individual floor mats for showers + free fruit all day and evening veggie soup + friendly staff - damp smelling dorm rooms due to lack of ventilation and drying room not being warm enough to dry wet clothes so they ended up staying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Nice large, well equipped kitchen that coped well with 20 people cooking at once & with a piping hot starter of homemade soup that the hostel makes fresh every day. Covered area for fixing bikes was well used, as was free sauna. Not far from tiny town centre or the spa pools it's also a good base for Fox Glacier,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

They have really big space for kitchen and living hall for you to cook and socialize. Other facilities such as llaundry, sauna etc were available. I definately gonna stay there again if I was at Franz Josef.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I found this hostel to be extremely clean and tidy. The kitchens and bathrooms were always clean. The beds were comfortable and the fire in the lounge was awesome. The only problem I had was my room smelled bad, but I think it was due to one of the men staying in the room. It had nothing to do with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Really lovely hostel for a short stay in Fran Josef- warm and cosy and a large communal kitchen area! Free soup every night at 6pm which is a nice addition, especially when you've been out all day trekking to the glacier! Staff are really helpful and friendly and the rooms are clean and large! Definitely would recommend!

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Lovely large dining area and living area with plenty of spare, tables, chairs and sofas. TV room has good selection of DVDs and more sofas to relax Big kitchen area and loads of fridge space. Free veg soup every night - prefect for stocking up on vitamins! Free fruit on reception in the morning. Only 2 toilets and 2 showers... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The first day we feel really noisily, the neighbors maybe classmates, they always open and closed, then knock the door frequently. Staff was kind to help us call shuttle bus to pick up us to the car park, although the phone still no response. Men toilets were always dirty, I suggest you can often check them clean or not.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Franz Josef Glacier offers 5 star backpacker accommodation in a lush rainforest setting in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village. Only a five minute drive to the famous Franz Josef Glacier and just 30 minutes to Fox Glacier. Fantastic communal areas with lots of entertainment options: flat screen TV, DVDs, Sky TV, pool table, piano and cosy open fire. Free sauna - perfect for relaxing in after a day’s walking on the Glaciers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Franz Josef

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
Price Range: $30 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Franz Josef 4*
Number of rooms: 103
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