8.8
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Housekeeping69
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9.2

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Westland Tai Poutini National Park 690 m
Mount Cook Airport 42.0 km
Glentanner Airport 58.4 km
Hokitika Airport 99.5 km
Richard Pearse Airport 131.6 km
Greymouth Airport 132.1 km
Ashburton Airport 142.6 km
Wanaka Airport 166.3 km
Christchurch International Airport 190.4 km
Queenstown Airport 214.5 km
Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge

"There's free breakfast and free use of spa pool."

Hui - March 5, 2020
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Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge

9 Cron Street, Town Center, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, 7856 - See map
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Ticket services

  • Hiking

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Franz Josef Glacier in the last 24 hoursCompared to 43 Franz Josef Glacier properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.1
Twin (Private bathroom)
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double (Shared Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Queen En-suite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
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Twin (Shared Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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6 Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Queen Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge?

and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. Check-in is from 02:00 PM, The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge?

A stay at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge.

What is the smoking policy at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge?

Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Easy packing just outside the lodge ."

    Hwee

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    November 22, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Great breakfast and great staff."

    GARY

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    March 15, 2020

  • 7.2
    Very good

    "for an overnighter it was fine."

    Averil

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    January 10, 2020

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Overall rating:
8.8
Excellent
479 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.4
Location
9.2
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This is definitely a good place to stay.
Ka from Germany
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More about Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge

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.

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Spaciousness

"The room was spacious and clean."

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March 6, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Ka from Germany
Couple
Twin (Private bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Very nice lodge and value-for-money”

This is definitely a good place to stay. Value-for-money. We stayed in a double room with private bathroom. The bathroom is quite small but given for the price, we don't complain, esp. we spent double staying in a so-called "hotel" the night before but the location and facility is not that much better than Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge. We regretted that we stayed in another place but not this one the night before.

Reviewed February 21, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Gladys from New Zealand
Group
Double (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

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.

Reviewed June 29, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
PURAWICH from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

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

Reviewed August 08, 2018

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8.3
Excellent
Robert from United States
Couple
Queen En-suite
Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

Clean room, friendly staff, working wifi”

Clean room, friendly staff, working wifi

Franz Josef is a town where the glacier is retreating FAST. It will be gone in less than 7 years no matter what the locals think about Science. Keeping that in mind I had to ask myself who in right mind would invest a lot of money in any establishment in this town now. They will have to reinvent this town with some other crazy, stupid adrenaline raising activity. NZ seems to have teenagers from England (no, not from all over UK, but England mostly) supporting their tourism based economy. We stayed in a double room with bathroom in the Lodge section of this place. Any advice I tried to give to the young Manager, he knew all about it. Really, he knows exactly what any adult tourist would like to have in the room like a closet, a few more outlets, a refrigerator, an electric kettle, etc. However, the owner can not invest a lot of money to have all these in place right away. And I can not blame the owner for reasons mentioned above. You get a very clean room with excellent service from house keeping, a well equipped communal kitchen which is also very clean, a pleasant sitting area and an extra heater in the room because NZ has no idea how to efficiently heat any building.

Reviewed July 07, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Patrick from United Kingdom
Group
Queen En-suite
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

NZAd2019”

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.

Reviewed January 31, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
AARON from Malaysia
Couple
Queen En-suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

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.

Reviewed April 02, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Wen from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Highly recommend”

Booked king double shared bathroom room with backpacker price, large bed, heater, electric blanket, free wifi, free breakfast (toast, jam, milk, fruit, weetbix, cornflakes, coffee, butter etc), free soup at evening. Very clean bathroom, towel provided. Kitchen is clean and full equipment. Staff is friendly and efficient. Plenty parking available. Walking distance to any restaurant. Highly recommend stay in Franz Josef

Reviewed June 07, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Hyejin from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

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.

Reviewed May 11, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Nur from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

Overall good”

I stayed in the 4 bed female dorm for 2 nights. The first night, I shared it with another German solo traveler. On the second night, I had the room all to myself. So I pretty much stayed in a private room at a dorm price. The room was spacious and clean. Toilets can be cleaner but it wasn’t bad. It’s near pretty much everything since Franz Josef itself isn’t so big. And the staff were all very friendly and accommodative.

Reviewed March 06, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
SHIN from Singapore
Couple
Double (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Surprisingly Good”

Breakfast and soup for dinner were so good especially we got to drink hot soup after a day out and exhausted, which is a first i have never experienced from other budget hostel. Ample parking space. Walking distance to Franz Josef, hot pool and very centralized. Nice owner and staff who greeted us all the time. Good soup by the way.

Reviewed December 26, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Hyun from Australia
Couple
Queen En-suite
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Miss this place already!”

Very kind staff has welcome us and helped us a lot making our stay in Franz Josef even more unforgettable!

They provided us the best accommodation service so far in New Zealand and will definitely recommend this place to anyone who is planning to go to Franz Josef. I will surely stay here again if I get to visit Franz Josef again! ;) Thank u again for the best offer and hospitality.

Reviewed October 11, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Clement from France
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Perfect”

Friendly staff, good rooms, bed, shower ... Free soup on the evening, and free breakfast. Free wifi too. Close to everything in the city, and less than 1h walk to the car park to go Franz Josef glacier.

Reviewed August 02, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Janice from Malaysia
Group
Double (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

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).

Reviewed December 18, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Debbie from New Zealand
Couple
Queen En-suite
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Very comfortable and affordable place!”

I’m amazed with the room and place for the amount I paid (almost equivalent to a normal backpacker bunk bed price). It’s like a 3* hotel with kitchen and lounge! So comfortable i would stay here again whenever i’m in Franz Josef! You’ll definitely love this place.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Erik
Couple
Double (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

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.

Reviewed January 08, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Diana from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

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!

Reviewed April 16, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Mark from United Kingdom
Couple
Queen En-suite
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Excellent”

There’s not a lot in Franz Josef so there are limited choices of accommodation however, we found this to be fine for our needs. The room was quite small and didn’t have much storage space however it was clean and comfortable. The breakfast wasn’t anything exciting but a nice extra as many places we stayed on our trip didn’t provide this. The motel was only a street away from the town which was great especially as the weather was against us.

Reviewed March 29, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Natasha from United Kingdom
Couple
Double (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

Lovely stay ”

Lovely lodge, nice size kitchen/dining & lounge area with good WIFI. Only downside would be the radiators not being turned on during the whole time we were there. Instead being provided with a small heater to heat up the lounge area. Rooms were good size & heated blankets. Radiator wasnt turned on although heater in the room was sufficient. In walking distance to all the good tracks to the glacier & local shops. Breakfast - such a wide variety of food & drinks Soup- always nice , was needed to warm us up. Down side also , lounge area also closed 10-1pm too. On a wet day needs to be open really. As Franz is very limited on a wet day. But overall would definitely stay again and would highly recommend. Thanks team!

Reviewed May 25, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Doreline from Malaysia
Couple
Double (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Superb backpackers ”

We stayed here for 2 nights and we really enjoyed our stay here. It made us wanted to stay longer in Franz Josef. Everything here was great~ The free soup was nice and really warmed us up in the cold night.

Reviewed May 20, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Rodney from United Kingdom
Couple
Queen En-suite
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

Simply sufficient”

Plenty of private parking. Central location. Adorable new St Bernard pup!!

Basic but absolutely adequate and great value for money for our short stay in Franz Josef. Staff recommended Alica May's for dinner - best recommendation of our holiday.

Reviewed April 11, 2015

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