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Reviewed 4 October 2015

I actually end up to stay two time in this bacpacker. The first time was in march 2015. I still remember the men's bathroom which was flooded, and to reduce that, the hostel staff was using a heater which was ending up to feel like you're in a sauna... As the rest was average i had a pretty average opinion...

Thank Alquedyal
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here while exploring Franz Josef glacier. Free wifi (strong single; can be connected even in my room), soup in evenings and breakfast (two slices of bread, jams, coffee/ tea) in mornings! Comfortable room with heater (especially useful to warm up the room during winter)! Walking distance to many other places (eg four square supermarket, souvenir shops).

2Thank TengMeiLing
Petite-Ile, Reunion Island
Reviewed 25 September 2015

I spent a night in the backpackers during my trip around the south island, I appreciated the facilities, the location (very close to the glacier track !) the tidiness of the room and the kitchen. The staff were particularly enthusiastic and eager to help. The price range is also incredibly low, it was probably the best value I had in...

1Thank Sylvaincha C
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 July 2015

My wife and I have stayed at Hostels all around New Zealand and Europe, and this was the worst we have ever been in. It's not even close. We sprung for a private ensuite room. When we got in the room, we wanted to plop down on the bed to rest from our long bus trip. We flipped the covers,...

2Thank Dylan B
YHANZ, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Dear Dylan I can’t express how disappointed and embarrassed we are that this has happened and I can assure you this is an absolute one off incident! Our standard procedure is to clean and wash our linen after every checkout. In response to your review I have modified our room inspection procedures to make sure our cleaning work is thorough...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Above average as far as hostels go. The kitchen area was extremely well equipped, they have tons of everything in order to accommodate many at a time. We stayed in a private room and were pleasantly surprised by the size or the room and ensuite bathroom; both of which were clean. A much more relaxed atmosphere than most hostels as...

1Thank Brent A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2015

This hostel had such a chilled out and relaxed vibe. The staff were really cool with loads of local knowledge of where to go etc to make the most of your time. There was a fire in the living room and heaters in all the rooms for those winter nights as well as free veg soup at night and breakfast...

1Thank weasle2014
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I was really really happy with this hostel and a bit sad to leave! Me and friend stayed for quite a long time in a 4 bed room. The best things about the hostel were the free sauna, soup and breakfast :) The staff was friendly and helpful and made us enjoy our time there. The area is a good...

Thank keawitting
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed in one of the family rooms with my two friends. We only booked one night but we were enjoying Franz Josef so much that we wanted to stay another day and they were able to book us for another night. They have free wifi which works really well. We are all teachers and we were able to go...

Thank CaitlinNicol
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed in a double room with ensuite for two nights and it was very comfortable. The room was warm during the cold winter nights. The only small problem was that the walls are too thin; could hear the guests from next door. The kitchen could be a bit cleaner but it wasn't the worst I've seen. The staff are...

1Thank SandyTM
Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as a cheaper alternative to the accommodation provided by kiwi experience. This is a nice clean and quite hostel, which had free soup which is a bonus! Also we had 2 pillows each!! Only downside was that there was an issue with the hot water while we were there, but would still stay here again

Thank SRJAsh

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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 

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)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: ₹ 1,939 - ₹ 5,683 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Franz Josef 4*
Number of rooms: 103
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“Spacious and clean .”
 of 5 bubbles cryssoue, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are in a group of four go for the family room”
 of 5 bubbles JennyD33, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The wireless internet signal was weak in the triple beds room”
 of 5 bubbles EasonChou1018, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Excellent place”
 of 5 bubbles V2C, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“This is a YHA so set your expectations accordingly and you wont be disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles GlowWormBenny, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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