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2-4 Cron Street PO Box 12, Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
4 Star accommodation
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YHA Franz Josef Glacier offers 4 star Gold Qualmark-rated backpacker accommodation in a lush rainforest setting. Our convenient location, well-equipped communal areas, and lively atmosphere ...More are what make us popular with our guests. Our hostel is set back just behind the main street, a short stroll from the heart of the village and only a five minute drive to the famous Franz Josef Glacier. Fox Glacier is just 30 minutes drive away. The large open-plan lounge and dining area features extras like a fireplace, piano, guitar, board games, pool table, and more. 2GB free WiFi per day helps our guests stay connected to friends and family at home. Our TV room is well-stocked with free DVDs and we even have popcorn! The kitchen and laundry are fully-equipped for your convenience, and the sauna is just an added bonus after a day exploring the glaciers. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$32 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Franz Josef Glacier YHA
Also Known As
Franz Josef Glacier Yha Hotel Franz Josef
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly service with free wifi and sauna (pretty good when it is raining) ,excellent kitchen and warm and cozy fire in lounge . All very clean and immediate attention for any requests. Real value for money. For us as regular visitors to the area...More

Thank mhhrocourt
Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz JosefResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We'd like to thank you for your review and are happy to hear you had a lovely stay. We're glad you felt welcome and chose us for your stay while in Franz Josef. Wishing you safe and happy travels and looking forward to...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in the YHA. The staff was friendly and the hostel was not that busy, because it was winter. The bathrooms and the good equipped, big kitchen were always clean. If you bring your own locker you can also lock in...More

Thank inkerieckmann
Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz JosefResponded 11 August 2018

Hi There, I am so glad you really enjoyed your stay with us! We agree that our fireplace and sauna are a great way to spend a wintery evening. I hope you enjoyed your travels and we see you again. Kind regards, Georgie Gater -...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018

The rooms are standard for YHA's, bunk beds with accessible electrical outlets. The common space has tables, kitchen, couches, card and board games, fireplace!, and a movie room. Met a group of people from diverse locations and we played drinking card games after dinner, before...More

Thank sumvail
Response from YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz JosefResponded 23 July 2018

Hi Sumvail, Thank you for your review, It's great to hear you made friends with our other guest and enjoyed a night out in our fun little town! I hope you enjoyed Franz Josef and made some great memories. Kind regards, Georgie Gater - Assistant...More

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

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"Depends of your wishes but the ensuite was very comfortable and you look out onto the bush"
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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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"The wireless internet signal was weak in the triple beds room"
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