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YHA Franz Josef
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

average hostel! hotel staff friendly, shared bathrooms and showers which are clean and ok.
you get what you pay for! 100 dollars between three people for a night was actually pretty good for this. don't expect anything fantastic, but happily stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Irabaimatova
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Spent two nights in this hostel. Double Ensuite Private. Not private at all, no soundproofing whatsoever.

1. Check in: fast and uneventful.
2. Room: clean (with a slight hint of piss in the air), small, no extra luxury as closet or any other place to keep clothes.
3. Service: no daily servicing of the rooms included.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pilulkin
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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

...and I would have given it 5 stars but they blew it in the last 30 minutes by not having hot water for a shower. I might understand this later in the day, but no hot water at 8am??

Otherwise this YHA is pretty close to perfect. Situated close to the village shops and bars, restaurants etc, the hostel is also close to some nice walks if you don't have a car to get to the more distant ones. Also close to the thermal pools and spa if you feel you need to unwind.

The glacier itself is just 2km away from the hostel - walkable and there are some nice hikes around that area too.

The hostel's communal lounge is comfy (with lots of sockets to charge those pesky phones and laptops) and the kitchen is clean and well equipped.

I found the staff to be friendly and helpful and with my one cold morning shower aside, I can't recommend this hostel highly enough for your stay at Franz Josef.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
Thank Lee H
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YHANZ, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

Kia Ora Lee,

Wow, thanks for the glowing feedback! We always appreciate to hear that we’re doing our jobs well and the guests enjoy our hostel. I do apologise, however, for the cold 8am shower! This is not acceptable and we have implemented better checks on our bottled gas so no other guests have to shiver in the showers!

Enjoy your onward travels.

Luke Tarplett
Hostel Manager

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Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Double with bathroom.

Offhandish staff welcome but some smiles.

Very noisy with banging doors till late and from very early.

Very well fitted bathroom and great shower but mould and damp evident up the bathroom door.

Fly screens on windows useful, tent pitched directly outside room window somewhat off putting.

Charges motel rate, but accepting FJ is a generally expensive place to stay, it's not motel quality.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank aceadrian
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

This hostel is great! Great atmosphere and very cozy with a piano in the restaurant/living room.. the communal area is always full of travelers willing to share their experience..it is a good place to have an update on the snow levels and road conditions..

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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