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YHA Franz Josef
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I stayed for one very wet night in April in an ensuite room. The room was basic, clean and comfortable. The communal area was very comfortable if you could seat yourself on a sofa in front of the gas effect log fire - the cooking area was very clean and well equipped. Parking was easy and the location is just a short walk from the restaurants, cafes and shops. Just the job !

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at a private twin and double each night. The best YHA out of all others I stayed. The room is clean and comfy. Shower on 2nd floor is good and clean as well. However, the downstair toilet/shower was horrible, broken lock and flooded floor. The staffs were friendly and helpful. Good value for the money.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Really good hostel in New Zealand, Very clean hostel also. The staff work very very hard here and are great and full of excellent information about trips and things to do in Franz Josef. The kitchen is always kept clean and a good place to meet others, also the hostel cat Milkshakes is the star of show. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it over a lot of other places easy in New Zealand.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

8.3.13 We had a very pleasant stay at this ideally situated hostel a few minutes walk from the shops. Probably closer to the shops/bars than the majority of other accomadation. We had a basic double room but the communal toilets/showers were fine. Bed reasonably comfy and bedding clean. This is a larger hostel than most of the others we stayed in but we had no problems. The kitchen was able to cope and the staff were very helpful. Quite a nice atmosphere. We were told where we could see some Glow worms just a few minutes up the road and the layout was such that you could sit outside close to the dining room in the heat of the day or in the evening. Tour and local buses stop & pickup outside and there was ample off street parking. Also local transport to get you to the glaciers

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Situated in a beautiful, small community at the base of the Franz Josef Glacier, this charming stone building was well-equipped for comfort. The rooms were very clean and the beds comfortable. Very quiet landscaped grounds which included ample seating. A home away from home within walking distance to all shopping, restaurants and local attractions. The local kiwi rescue center was a real treat as well as the helicopter ride to the glacier. My only regret? Not staying a few extra days to enjoy the many opportunities for outdoor experiences.

Room Tip: A corner room backing up to the rain forest with two picture windows was a beautiful setting and ver...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

I thought it was good when I checked in. The room was spacious, showers and toilets looked clean, a kitchen was big.
My bed also looked good, however, when I turn a duvet, I found sheets were crumpled badly and there was a stain. I wonder if they were really fresh?

Tap water (cold and hot) looked white..especially at the toilets. Was it usual??

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed here for one night as we drove down the West coast. This is a bigger hostel with more of a dorm feel. Super friendly staff. Room was very clean, bed comfortable, and good bathroom (we had a private ensuite). WiFi was by megabyte and goes by a lot faster than you think.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range: $30 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Franz Josef 4*
Number of rooms: 103
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 
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