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  • Excellent30%
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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Family Rooms
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

All the YHA’s we stayed at were amazing and clean and this one was up there with them all! Good facilities with a pool table, fire place, BBQ, TV room and a large kitchen. Central to Franz Josef and was very helpful when giving us...More

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Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz JosefResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Lucy, Many thanks for taking the time to review our hostel. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed our facilities and hope you managed to do a few cool activities while in Franz Josef. It is also great to hear that you've stayed in...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

The rooms here are basic but clean and comfortable. The common spaces are wonderful! There is a large lounge - try to find the original 'guest books' from the traveller in the 1970s! - a great TV room, and an excellent kitchen. Staff are friendly...More

Thank 517Claire
Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz JosefResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Claire, We're happy to hear you found our hostel to be clean and comfortable and our staff to be friendly and helpful. It's great to see that you enjoyed flicking through the pages of our old guest's book to have an idea of what...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A nice and clean hostel with friendly staff We ended up with just two people in our dorm, which was nice. They have a lot of sitting spaces Free parking and good WiFi are a plus! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Marie v
Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz JosefResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Marie, Many thanks a lot for your review. It's great to hear you found our staff to be friendly and our hostel to be nice and clean. Thanks for recommending us too! :) Best regards, Mauro Giordano - Hostel Manager

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The YHAs I have stayed at in NZ have been awesome, with the exception of Franz Josef. Upon getting back to my room after dinner, I discovered my bed sheets were not clean and very stained. There were no staff onsite so we had to...More

Thank jmck9207
Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz JosefResponded 20 April 2018

Hi jmck9207, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are glad to hear your issue was addressed accordingly by our helpful and friendly staff. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience you experience while staying with...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

Purpose built youth hostel - modern and in good condition, clean and comfortable. Rooms basic but quite adequate. Plenty of bathroom facilities. Friendly and helpful reception staff. Large lounge and dining room + TV room. Good kitchen facilities. Close to all facilities.More

Thank Dean A
Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz JosefResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Dean A, Many thanks for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and the facilities at YHA Franz Josef. We hope you had a memorable time in Franz Josef and to see you again soon. Kind regards, Mauro Giordano - Hostel...More

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Free Parking
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US$32 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$32 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
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"Spacious and clean ."
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"If you are in a group of four go for the family room"
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