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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2015

we stayed here two nights, and were quite happy with our private double room. we had free wifi which was an awesome bonus, but the hostel is quite large and was very busy and full when we were there. the bathroom near our room was clean, but the shower light did not stay on so had to find another bathroom...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2015

So its a largeish YHA which means it doesn't come with home comforts and sometimes you have to hop around each other in the kitchen. But it was safe, clean and a good place to relax after a long day on the road.

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Umeå
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Spent two nights here, pros: Great location, free WiFi, nice communal areas, sauna and good service regarding last minute booking. Downside, first room (14) was opposite kitchen which is open 24/7, curtains in our room wouldn't block the light from the kitchen and it was impossible to have a window open because of the sound from people chatting late. There...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We found out at the last minute (while driving there) that you can't get from Franz Josef to Wanaka after 4 pm. They shut the entire mountain road down until 8 am. This was pretty frustrating because we had a hostel booking in Wanaka. It all worked out perfectly though because we turned around and got a room at this...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Standard YHA hostel which is why more often than not I will stay with yha... The standards are pretty samey which works for me... The beds at YHA Franz Josef were delightful. Best sleep ever. Nice large kitchen and very strong wifi..happy as Larry!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

Two nights in this Franz Josef hostel and not a complaint to write about. Clean, hospitable, close to town, with all the facilities you could want- free wifi, laundry, sauna, etc. A nice stop along the West Coast. And a 1-2 hr hike to the glacier! Perfect.

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2015

large yha, location was good,walking distance to many restaurants and shops in town. room was ok, fare enough. kitchen was large as well, well equipped but at a mess when we stayed there...free soup was available every night.

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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Hostel is ok but you can have nicer ones around. Kitchen is clean, dorms are ok but cold in winter. Sauna is great even though its usually full. TV room is nice. We tried different board games but non was complete. All in all it could be warmer if the temperatures are down. If bad weather you will be board...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Rooms are very Spartan, as are the beds. Our room was a long walk from any of the facilities and reception, and there were very few bathrooms for the number of guests. The kitchen was huge and well equipped, but was generally very busy. We stayed at another hotel last time in Franz Josef and it was cheaper and much...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Really regret that I have booked a room in this hostel. The twin room for 100 bucks a night hasn't even got a table or a wardrobe, nothing. Everything is on the floor. Just arrived and really want to have a shower, but the hot water is all used up, guy at the reception told me that I have to...

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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: $38 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Franz Josef 4*
Number of rooms: 103
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