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4.2 out of 5

"Great facilities. Comfortable, friendly & clean. We really enjoyed our stay. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 08 Jan 2019

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Hotel Description

At YHA Franz Josef - Hostel you'll be within steps of Te Wahipounamu and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy dining areas, featured in all 38 rooms.

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

With a stay at this 4.5-star Franz Josef Glacier hostel, you'll be 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Franz Josef Glacier.

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$66* Per night/room 5 Jun. - 6 Jun.

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 a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. WiFi is free in public spaces. The eco-friendly YHA Franz Josef - Hostel also features a garden, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4.5-star Franz Josef Glacier hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 38 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • 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
  • Separate dining area

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , 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 accommodations with blackout drapes/curtains. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Dining room
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Haast Pass roads south of the Franz Josef Township are closed at 7 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Early check-in fee: NZD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20 (subject to availability)
  • 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

  • Qualmark

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 star plus.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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