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4.2 out of 5

"Excellent Room, nice and warm and cosy. Friendly helpful staff and great facilities! " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 22 Jul 2017

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Hotel Description

YHA Franz Josef - Hostel places you steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and within a short 5-minute stroll of Glacier Hot Pools. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and a garden. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, spa services and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

In the area of this 4-star Franz Josef Glacier hostel, you'll find Franz Josef Glacier.

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$61* Per night/room 18 Oct. - 19 Oct.

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 beds)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (5 beds)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only (5 beds)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double and Twin Bunk Ensuite Private

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

YHA Franz Josef - Hostel ratings based on 33 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for YHA Franz Josef - Hostel

Everyone (19) Couples (7) Family (7)
4 out of 5
Great facilities. Comfortable, friendly & clean. We really enjoyed our stay.

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5
The facilities are more than adequate. Very clean and a good kitchen and dining/lounge area. We did find the hostel very noisy - both lacking sound insulation and door slamming. However, there was no excessive noise after 11pm.

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great Location

Excellent Room, nice and warm and cosy. Friendly helpful staff and great facilities!

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2017

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3 out of 5

Cost effective stay at the Glacier

Family of four visiting Frans Josef. Room we clean but beds uncomfortable. Very basic. Staff were helpful with bookings and aided us to get a glacier flight on helicopter - much appreciated. Kids enjoyed pool table in communal area. Could do with a face lift and tidy of surrounds.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 3 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great overnight stop

Great experience all round would stay again. Rooms were clean and beds great .shower was good.loved the free coffee bags.

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

Very good everything we needed

Great staff very approachable and helpful. Great kitchen busy though adequate. Room comfy even had our own balcony.

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice

Comfortable and eco friendly - ideal for people looking for quality at a budget

Posted by on 22 Oct. 2015

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3 out of 5
Pros: Friendly staff member on arrival
Cons: Over priced

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 2 Mar. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location, cleanliness
Service: Sufficient;

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 31 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location and kitchen; allowed us to change date of booking at last minute
Cons: Nothing
Location: Right in the village
Facilities: Nice , Above average; Value: Affordable, Economical; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Tidy, Neat;

Posted by on 7 Dec. 2014

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Property Features

As a guest of YHA Franz Josef - Hostel, you'll find spa services, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance. WiFi is free in public spaces. The eco-friendly YHA Franz Josef - Hostel also features a BBQ, a garden, and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Franz Josef Glacier hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 38 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Hokitika (HKK) (135.7 km / 84.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

YHA Franz Josef - Hostel offers 38 forms of accommodation. This Franz Josef Glacier hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM.

Haast Pass roads south of the Franz Josef Township are closed at 7 PM. Please contact the property prior to travel using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking for details.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • YHA Franz Josef Glacier Backpacker
  • YHA Franz Josef Backpacker Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef Backpacker Hostel
  • YHA Franz Josef Backpacker Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef Backpacker
  • YHA Franz Josef Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef Hostel
  • YHA Franz Josef Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef
  • YHA Franz Josef - Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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