I stayed at the private double ensuite double room and it totally catered to my needs.
On the negative side, walls are paper thin, so you kind have to hope that people next door sleep early. Also, it would be nice to have a table, other than the tiny bed side tables, there is nothing else but the bed. Still, I wouldn't exactly say that would be a deal breaker.
The place is very clean, the staff was very helpful to me and also the common areas are very cosy. It is not a cheap place but I guess accommodation in Franz Josef is quite expensive.
Would I stay there again? That's a good question…. While I didn't find anything really wrong with this hostel, having already been there and seeing the variety of accommodation on offer, including quite a few hostels near the YHA, maybe I would take a chance somewhere else but would not feel bad if I had to stay there again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Franz Josef Glacier Yha Hotel Franz Josef