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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Being a hostel, we were surprised at all the facilities & cleanliness of the place. We stayed 4 nights in a double room, the room was clean & had most of what we needed, it would have been good to have some more space to unpack clothes. The communal area is huge as is the kitchen which has 3 seperate...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostel had the best wifi of the YHA hostels I have been to. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm and got a great sleep. We enjoyed spending time in the communal area. The room had two heaters so we were nice and toasty. The hostel is a short walk from the maim street with shops and restaurants.

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Albury, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was right in the town of Franz Josef. My double room was roomy and had a kettle with tea and coffee, soap, shampoo, a TV and a comfortable bed. It was generally clean although some guests did not clean up after themselves in the well equipped kitchen.

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

Kia Ora Dotcrom, Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We clean our kitchen twice a day but unfortunately some guests are not as tidy as others. Best Regards, Josh

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the price this is a very good choice. Checkin was fast and friendly. We chose a room with ensuite and was very happy rather than spending 400-600 on some other place. There is no fan type heater so if you have wet clothes you may need to find another solution - there is other heating though. The ensuite room...

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Sydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having good previous experience with YHA hostels we booked 3 nights.Stayed in 4bed dorm.Room was clean and had good heating.Very spacey, tidy kitchen and lounge area.Good WiFi.Only downside was paper thin walls and too few bathrooms.Good stay overall.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights at YHA Franz Josef. Rooms were large and clean, as were bathrooms. Wish there couldve been more bathrooms though! Lounge and kitchen well stocked and clean throughout, and wifi signal was always strong. Only downside is the walls are very thin, meaning any conversation in surrounding rooms will wake you up. We were disturbed every night...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at a few YHA hostels as well as some other backpackers during my trip and this was the worst. I thought I knew what I was getting booking here since it was YHA, and if it was maintained and kept clean it would have been. The common areas were large, it was the biggest kitchen of any hostel...

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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff. Well kept grounds. Rooms are a tad basic but clean. We opted for a room with a private bathroom for a little bit extra - would recommend if you don't want to go the 'full backpackers experience' - I'm a little pass that age! Bathroom dated but ok. Brown towels kind of freaks me out (what are they...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time at this hostel. It is quite big, but despite the number of people there it was very quiet. Plenty of kitchen space, as well as space to eat and sit around. Staff are very helpful. There is a few things for sale behind the counter, such as snacks and soft drinks, washing powder, and basic necessities....

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

Kia Ora Linni, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and sharing some great tips for other guests! YHA New Zealand hostels have recently become carboNZero certified and our solar panels & solar hot water at Franz Josef help us look after our awesome environment that much more. Best regards Josh / Hostel Manager

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Stayed for a night in a private room with private bathroom. The room was clean and nice. Towels and Toiletries were provide. This was our first YHA experience and it was awesome. Friendly and welcoming staff. Good people. Perfect central locations. Wifi was free and decent speeds with good signal strength. Common kitchen facilities were awesome. Overall a very pleasant...

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

Kia Ora Abhilash, Awesome to hear you enjoyed your first YHA experience with us in Franz Josef! Be sure to check out our other Hostels as you continue your travels. Best Regards Josh / Hostel Manager

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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $29 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Franz Josef 4*
Number of rooms: 103
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“Spacious and clean .”
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“If you are in a group of four go for the family room”
JennyD33, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
“The wireless internet signal was weak in the triple beds room”
EasonChou1018, Apr 15, 2016 | Read review
“Excellent place”
V2C, Mar 28, 2016 | Read review
“This is a YHA so set your expectations accordingly and you wont be disappointed”
GlowWormBenny, Jan 4, 2016 | Read review
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