"Check-in and our was easy."
December 11, 2018
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.8|
|Distance to city center||0.1 km|
"The location is excellent: close to supermarket and you can walk to the glacier."
August 8, 2018
"Big & well equipped kitchen facilities, comfortable bed with heating pad, very clean place."
November 25, 2018
"The staff is very helpful and nice."
December 20, 2018
"Stay one night for the purpose of Franz Josef Heli Hike, ove..."
January 11, 2019
Built in 1998, Franz Josef Montrose Lodge is a distinct addition to Franz Josef Glacier and a smart choice for travelers. Situated only 0.1 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
At Franz Josef Montrose Lodge, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, laundromat, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.
Step into one of 38 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, linens, mirror, towels which can be found in some rooms. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as hot tub. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Franz Josef Montrose Lodge.
"There are 2 shared kitchens, those with double/twin rooms en..."
January 9, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 10 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 10-18 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 19 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge
Greater Franz Josef
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The best hostel in my life”
Everything is very close. (since Franz Josef is a very small town.) Reasonable prices. Super clean and tidy room, toilet and shower booth. Not busy, crowded and quiet. Friendly staff. Good facilities including hot spa. 100% recommend this backpacker. Book right now! This is a good chance the God gives to you.
Best value for money ”
Stay here for 2 nights. Definitely is a good place. Good kitchen, many clean bathrooms and toilet. Highly recommended
Great stay but you will need to carry your luggages up the stairs for private room. You can hear noise when people walk past the room or down the stairs. Great for a stopover though. Clean kitchen and nice breakfast.
Has everything we needed”
We booked a double with shared bathroom but for upgraded to a double with ensuite! Sweet! Heating was adequate for the room but the bathroom gets super cold. We loved the shared kitchen as it was fully equipped - pans, plates, cutlery, pepper and salt, and hot chocolate! Breakfast was great, bread, cereals and spreads provided, with hot coffee and juice. Enjoyed the stay here for sure. Staff was also helpful. Wish we had had more time to use the laundry facilities :p washing powder is available for NZ$1!
A nice place to stay”
This was a clean and quiet stay for a couple of nights the only thing that caught us out was the stairs to the first floor (just in case you have a problem with stairs as no lift) I also went to reception to ask for some printing to be done as my dad had passed away and needed to fill in some forms to send back to UK told there would be a charge for this so I declined and got them printed elsewhere for free not the sort of customer service I was expecting.
Good value, clean room/bathroom, center location”
A nice backpacker lodge, although the kitchen/living area smeels a bit funny, the room and bathroom are clean. Location is great, just on the back of the main street. Overall it's a good value for what's paid for
The breakfast which was included was a bonus as we have to set off on our travel quite early in the morning. Not a lot of motels offer free breakfast. Definitely Franz Josef Montrose Lodge is highly recommended.
Very clean, free breakfast an added bonus”
We booked 3 double bedrooms with shared bathroom, as those with ensuite were fully booked. Not a big issue as the shared bathrooms and shower rooms are very clean and hardly occupied. There are 2 shared kitchens, those with double/twin rooms enjoy more spacious facilities, with running hot water in the kitchen. Kitchens are cleaned and tea towels changed daily, which is a plus point. There’s also a rice cooker which we found useful
Very good stay near the Franz Josef Glacier”
It is a small motel in the town of Franz Josef. There are restaurants and supermarkets nearby so the location is perfect. Guests can use the common kitchen which is very clean and tidy. They also have free cereal and bread for your breakfast. We had our stay here on the 31 Dec 2018 and did the countdown just outside the motel. The experience is great and memorable.
Place was great to stay in for those who want to get a good rest in Franz Josef after the activities. Check-in and our was easy. Breakfast was basic but sufficient. Room had basic amenities, coffee, tea and even small packets of milk provided in the fridge. Apart from the soundproofing, everything else was great.
Budget accommodation, great service”
If you're looking for a place to stay in Franz Josef, this is your ideal place. The location is excellent: close to supermarket and you can walk to the glacier. The facilities are great: everything you need is available here. And the most important things: very quiet place!. I stayed for one night and I really enjoy my stay here. I would recommend this place for people who is looking for a place to stay in Franz Josef
Pros- prompt response of receptionist from booking to arrival (we were late to check in but they provided us with proper instructions on an envelope) Bed and room heater (thank god!) Spacious room with private bathroom. Super clean. Room corridors are secured with special access card. Breakfast provided in the kitchen. Cons- nothing at all. It was all perfect!
The best hostel in New Zealand”
I have been to Franz Josef twice and I have chosen Montrose as the only place to stay in Franz Josef. With the nice staff, clean bathroom and not expensive at all. I have stayed one night in the dorm. The only problem is the bunk bed is not very comfortable and always made sound when you turn around. With the yummy breakfast and soup at night. I will highly recommend Montrose to my friends.
Only one entrance and exit. We need to walk 2 mins for come in/out.
Double bedrooms in summer”
Breakfast is provided. The soup is only for winter. Kitchen and bathrooms are clean. The bedrooms can get noisy at night as people walk past up the stairs or use the bathrooms. Bathrooms are not private - take note. There must be better accommodations in Franz Josef. We just missed out on those. But this place was okay for one night. We had two double bedrooms and room 44 is bigger than room 33 or 34 (can't remember the number but it is the double bedroom on the ground floor).
Free WiFi, delicious veggie soup served at 8 pm every night, and free basic breakfast. The staff seemed friendly and the common areas comfortable. Besides the lounge, the place was cold! The laundry is only open 2pm-8pm, and kitchen/ lounge closes from 10am-1pm.
It's a small town, so most places are well located, but this worked really well for us. Right near supermarket and bar. Really good soup served every evening. Place was always clean. Decent facilities. Really friendly staff.
Great Value for Price”
Excell service, it is clean and there is a Jacuzzi available for bookings, which is ideal for Franz Josef weather and activities. Breakfast and dinner are included. Get meals and drinks discount from the resaurant around the corner. Friendly and very helpful staff!
Clean and Warm Room”
The en-suite room has everything you need. The bed has electric blanket which is perfect during winter and the room is well heated as well. Around 10 mins walk to Franz Josef glacier. They provide delicious free soup in the evening and simple breakfast in the morning good enough to kick start your day. The pantry is spacious too.
A dormitory type, but shared bathroom and toilet are put together (quite “interesting” design). Socket are not enough, but you can borrow extension cord from reception. Breakfast (toast, jam, cereal and milk) and soup served free.