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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 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 27 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 23 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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Singapore
Reviewed 22 December 2014

A large, centrally located hostel in Franz Joseph, this is a well equipped and clean hostel. Whilst the hostel can clearly cater for large numbers you never fell cramped in. As you move around NZ and utilise hostels, cleanness becomes a benchmark and the fact that this hostel has a cleaning regime of the kitchen and other common areas several...

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Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed 21 December 2014

large YHA, room 109-single/shared bath, clean, large kitchen and living area, nice and knowledgeble staff, close to everything (but nothing is far, this is a very small town), nice showers, very well kept hostel

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Wrexham
Reviewed 9 December 2014

When I checked into the hostel, there was 3 members of staff at reception and they seemed more interested in talking among themselves then dealing with me. The only time I found them helpful was when I was enquiring about the Heli-hike and I was informed that 'it is better for us if you book it through us'. Also a...

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

Hi Clare, Thank you for review. I apologize for your experience with staff at YHA Franz Josef, this behaviour is unacceptable and all staff have been spoken to about their conduct while on reception. I have investigated your experience of a male staff member entering a female dorm unannounced and have reminded all cleaning staff of the correct procedure when...

Chester, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Don't let old notions of hosteling put you off! Throughout New Zealand they were very reasonable (@$60-70US) double rooms with PRIVATE bath, some with tv, excellent locations in center of towns, walking distances to grocery stores, large, friendly communal kitchens. Most important: the nationwide bus system stopped DIRECTLY in front of all accommodations-and picked up from same! Highly recommended without...

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Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

Our second stay after staying here several years ago, and still impressed with the quality of the hostel. Double room is small but functional, bathroom facilities great, large kitchen and huge communal area. Close enough into town for easy access to everything.

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Reviewed 7 December 2014

My ensuite room was hotel standard, the communal area was made extra cosy with a fire in the evenings. Staff were friendly and accommodating and the facilities were clean. This is a great hostel in a lovely setting.

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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 - $108 (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 .”
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“If you are in a group of four go for the family room”
JennyD33, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The wireless internet signal was weak in the triple beds room”
EasonChou1018, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Excellent place”
V2C, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“This is a YHA so set your expectations accordingly and you wont be disappointed”
GlowWormBenny, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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