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Sydney
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here as part of our tour with Haka. Although we had our own room, the decor was really ugly and they gave us some brown towels that were full of blond hair. Luckily, i had brought my own. The top mattress on our bed was bigger than the one below it, so i would nearly fall off if i...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Kia Ora Skipper Thank you for taking the time out from your travels to leave a review for YHA Franz Josef, we are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy our Décor and our apologies for the sub-standard towels. This is not acceptable to us and I have brought this to the attention of our staff. I would like to...

Balmoral, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stayed in a double room with en-suite which was fabulous. All the showers and toilets (not only our en-suite) are fairly new and well cleaned. The shower has great waterpressure and a big showerhead, super! I really liked that we had 4 sockets in our room, since we have a lot of electronics to charge. Tv was good quality...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Kia Ora Leeuw605, Thanks for that fantastic review and we're very happy to hear you enjoyed our hostel on your travels! Some of those visitor books from the 80's are very interesting reading, how times have changed! Kind Regards Josh Bramley Hostel Manager

United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Staff very friendly. We really enjoyed the free soup- warm and comforting on a cold evening. Room was large, clean and warm. The sitting area was relaxing and there was a good atmosphere. Cons: the shower head was broken so it was difficult to shower but as it hot water and clean it was a very minor detail and I...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Kia Ora Laura, Awesome to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in Franz Josef! and our lovely winter vegetable Soup! My apologies about the shower head and thanks for letting us know so we can get this fixed. Regards Josh Bramley Hostel Manager

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 August 2016

A group of four - we drove from Queenstown and stayed in YHA for two nights and it was one of the best hostels we have stayed in in New Zealand. So clean, friendly staff, everything you need in the kitchen, really modern and nice and warm!! Couldn't recommend this place enough... Great value for money

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights. The rooms are very cozy and clean. Also the bathroom and kitchen is very clean, the lounge area is cozy. There's an extra TV-room. The peolpe are helpful and polite. We'd stay again!

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Kia Ora Jim, Great to read you enjoyed your stay with us! We have made the TV Room even better by installing an even larger TV for our guests to enjoy, we also supply free popcorn and movies! Kind Regards Josh Bramley Hostel Manager

Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a reasonably large building with lots of rooms. The location is at the end of a side road in the small village of franz josef so it is easy to find and relatively quiet. Kitchen and common area is large but can be full of people as there were quite a lot of people staying there. All the...

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south island
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I and three others recently stayed at the YHA in Franz Josef and were most impressed with our rooms which had en suites coffee facilities TV and heaters and a comfortable bed. The kitchen is very well stocked with all appliances large dining area and even a pool table. The price was also very reasonable and a pleasant young lady...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Hi Thomo3 Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed YHA Franz Josef, I am very pleased to hear your comments on our Ensuite Rooms and Kitchen. Being located next to the Southern Alps we make sure to provide heaters in all our rooms for those cold winter nights. Kind Regards Josh Bramley Hostel Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Good hostel in a great location. Hostel is kept in good shape throughout and there's parking right out front. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We had pretty bad weather throughout our stay so had to spend quite a bit of time inside but it was fine. Would stay again

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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

+ fairly clean + comfortable beds + large communal areas + free wifi + central location + individual floor mats for showers + free fruit all day and evening veggie soup + friendly staff - damp smelling dorm rooms due to lack of ventilation and drying room not being warm enough to dry wet clothes so they ended up staying...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Nice large, well equipped kitchen that coped well with 20 people cooking at once & with a piping hot starter of homemade soup that the hostel makes fresh every day. Covered area for fixing bikes was well used, as was free sauna. Not far from tiny town centre or the spa pools it's also a good base for Fox Glacier,...

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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: $39 - $109 (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”
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“This is a YHA so set your expectations accordingly and you wont be disappointed”
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