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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for 3 nights at YHA Franz Josef. Rooms were large and clean, as were bathrooms. Wish there couldve been more bathrooms though! Lounge and kitchen well stocked and clean throughout, and wifi signal was always strong. Only downside is the walls are very thin, meaning any conversation in surrounding rooms will wake you up. We were disturbed every night...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at a few YHA hostels as well as some other backpackers during my trip and this was the worst. I thought I knew what I was getting booking here since it was YHA, and if it was maintained and kept clean it would have been. The common areas were large, it was the biggest kitchen of any hostel...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Well kept grounds. Rooms are a tad basic but clean. We opted for a room with a private bathroom for a little bit extra - would recommend if you don't want to go the 'full backpackers experience' - I'm a little pass that age! Bathroom dated but ok. Brown towels kind of freaks me out (what are they...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time at this hostel. It is quite big, but despite the number of people there it was very quiet. Plenty of kitchen space, as well as space to eat and sit around. Staff are very helpful. There is a few things for sale behind the counter, such as snacks and soft drinks, washing powder, and basic necessities....

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

Kia Ora Linni, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and sharing some great tips for other guests! YHA New Zealand hostels have recently become carboNZero certified and our solar panels & solar hot water at Franz Josef help us look after our awesome environment that much more. Best regards Josh / Hostel Manager

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a night in a private room with private bathroom. The room was clean and nice. Towels and Toiletries were provide. This was our first YHA experience and it was awesome. Friendly and welcoming staff. Good people. Perfect central locations. Wifi was free and decent speeds with good signal strength. Common kitchen facilities were awesome. Overall a very pleasant...

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

Kia Ora Abhilash, Awesome to hear you enjoyed your first YHA experience with us in Franz Josef! Be sure to check out our other Hostels as you continue your travels. Best Regards Josh / Hostel Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good overall hostel . All the potential facilities you could need. Sauna was broken at the time we visited and the hostel seemed quite cold. Bug there was the option for extra blankets of needed. Staff were friendly and helpful and it wasn't too priceeyy compared to the rest of The town which is crazy expensive even for nz.

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

Kia Ora Ksantoro Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Apologies for the rowdy guests, We have a phone number at reception for guests to call us after hours if other guests are being a bit too noisy. Best Regards Josh / Hostel Manager

Sayreville, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for one night in February, in a Private Ensuite Room. The service at this hotel was great. We called on our way up, because we would be arriving after the front desk closed. They willingly gave us the door code and left our room key out for our stay. Unfortunately a group of loud...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night.Rooms are clean and comfortable ,but doors are little bit tight to lock.The staff are friendly and helped us with booking for Quad bike. Kitchen can be little more clean and bins are overflowing.Overall a good stay at reasonable price

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

Kia Ora Archanaa Thanks for taking the time to review our Hostel, Awesome to hear you enjoyed our rooms during your stay. We have checked our doors and our Handyman has loosened some that were found to be tight. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Best Regards Josh / Hostel Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night in a 10 bed dorm. The room was clean and warm and the beds were really comfy, each bed has its own reading light too. The showers were clean as was the kitchen. Unfortunately there were some very loud backpackers in a near by room drinking and being loud until at least 2am so...

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

Kia Ora Millieg, Fantastic to read your review and thank you for taking the time to leave it. Our apologies for the loud drinking backpackers. We have a phone number at reception for all our guests to call us if other guests are being a little too noisy after 10PM. Best regards Josh / Hostel Manager

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at the YHA. Comfy bed with a well-equipped kitchen, warm clean showers and bathroom and very close to the centre of town. The double rooms were small but had everything we needed. Free WiFi too :) Disappointed about the drying room - the fuse blows regularly it seems so none of our clothes dried overnight.

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

Kia Ora Jemmah, Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay! Our drying/laundry room is programed to shut off from 10PM to 9 AM so not to disturb guests staying in the rooms next door. We have installed additional signage to the drying room to make sure guests are aware of this in the future. Best Regards Josh Bramley Hostel Manager

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 - $107 (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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