8.7
Excellent
/10
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Housekeeping16
Shops1
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Westland Tai Poutini National Park 730 m
Mount Cook Airport 41.9 km
Glentanner Airport 58.4 km
Hokitika Airport 99.5 km
Richard Pearse Airport 131.5 km
Greymouth Airport 132.1 km
Ashburton Airport 142.5 km
Wanaka Airport 166.2 km
Christchurch International Airport 190.4 km
Queenstown Airport 214.5 km
YHA Franz Josef

"First time staying at backpackers and it was really nice place."

hui - May 31, 2018
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed YHA Franz Josef
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Free Wi-Fi

YHA Franz Josef

2-4 Cron Street, Town Center, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, 7886 - See map
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Ticket services

Cheaper than 95% 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 money8.5
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at YHA Franz Josef

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.9
Family Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Bed in 5-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Double En-Suite
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at YHA Franz Josef?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, 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. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The hostel also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to YHA Franz Josef?

A stay at YHA Franz Josef also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, YHA Franz Josef has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at YHA Franz Josef?

YHA Franz Josef does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about YHA Franz Josef

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "I love this hostel because it is very cozy and comfort."

    Ronnachai

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    July 11, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Overall I would like to come back and stay here again."

    Ronnachai

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    July 11, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "The shared kitchen and bathroom are well equipped."

    Meifang

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    January 2, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.7
Excellent
829 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.5
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
Facilities are great and there are lockers in some rooms.
Luis from United States
Solo traveler
More about YHA Franz Josef

More about YHA Franz Josef

Providing cozy backpacker accommodation right beside West Coast rainforest, this YHA accommodation is an excellent location for budget cautious travelers. Guest units range from shared double rooms to family rooms. A TV lounge with Sky TV, flat screen TV and free DVDs, open plan lounge/dining room, and fully equipped kitchen are some of the facilities found within YHA Franz Josef. For more leisure convenience, the property also boasts bike storage, a laundry/drying room, pool table, picnic area, BBQ, travel desk, Wi-Fi, spa, a piano, and open fire space. Simply keep in mind that YHA Franz Josef will without a doubt enhance your vacation in Franz Josef.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
35 mentions
Internet
5 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention
Breakfast
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"As title, perfect accommodation for low-budget travelers."

Yi-Jen

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July 14, 2018

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Reviews of YHA Franz Josef from real guests

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8.7
Excellent
From 829 reviews
9.2Location
9.0Service
8.8Facilities
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Rating via Booking.com8.9
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Excellent
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.9
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service9.3
Value for money8.7
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10.0
Exceptional
Victoria
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

The hostel is amazing Very nice common areas Room big and clean Nice staff
Reviewed May 11, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Anonymous
Family with young children

Exceptional”

Place was very clean. 👌 Staff (Georgie) was awesome!
Reviewed May 02, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Phocéa
Group

Exceptional”

Close from the hikes Room clean and quiet Good breakfast
Reviewed April 30, 2021

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9.0
Exceptional
Polly
Family with young children

Excellent place, clean and tidy...”

Lovely lady who runs the place. Very clean and tidy and great location
Could have done with some extra bedding in the rooms.
Reviewed April 25, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Monique
Couple

Awesome place!”

Very tidy &amp; clean accommodation! Bed was super comfortable and wonderful staff defiantly would stay again 🙂
Nothing
Reviewed April 09, 2021

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9.0
Exceptional
Charm
Family with young children

Superb”

The manager was so accommodating, the most I love was the kitchen so tidy, the tv room is perfect for my children. We will definitely come back for our stay.
Nothing, everything for me is perfect. Would definitely recommend to my friends. Thumbs up
Reviewed April 06, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
David
Group

Reception was good and self...”

Location
No tea or coffee in the room
Reviewed March 02, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Anonymous
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

Friendly and chatty staff. Awesome facilites, especially the common areas. Lots of local info. The hostel was really quiet which I enjoyed although I&#39;m sure this wasn&#39;t the case pre-covid. I&#...
Reviewed February 27, 2021

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9.0
Exceptional
Peter
Family with young children

THC ”

The view and lots to do indoors if the weather is not playing it’s part
The location and view
Reviewed February 14, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Coffeeinthecloud
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

George (?) Sas so kind and helpful You are the best employee out of YHA
Reviewed January 27, 2021

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9.0
Exceptional
Stéphanie
Solo traveler

Very good place to stay!!”

Awesome place, huge kitchen and dining area! Bed very comfy and nice view from it. Very clean building and nice and helpful staff :)
Weird smell in the kitchen and dining area, even the day after my check-in. Bathroom quite small, difficult to open the door to get in and out.
Reviewed January 24, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Nichy
Group

Exceptional”

Everything here is really good
Reviewed January 20, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Sonia
Family with young children

Great location, friendly staff and...”

Really clean, awesome facilities
Reviewed January 20, 2021

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9.0
Exceptional
Anonymous
Solo traveler

I loved it and would...”

I liked the quietness and the spaciousness of the shared facilities. It was also very clean.
TV was hard to work but staff member was friendly enough to help me
Reviewed January 16, 2021

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6.0
Dmitry
Solo traveler

It&#39;s ok”

Great staff, location
two reasons why I&#39;ve chosen this place over another one are sauna and a fireplace... none of these two were working. It was a cold night and would be great to have these, otherwise don&#39;t ...
Reviewed January 10, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
Sascha
Group

Good hostel clean and friendly”

Shared facilities were good and kids enjoyed playing pool.
Noisy doors
Reviewed January 08, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Echo
Group

Exceptional”

The staff were very friendly and helpful, definitely will stay again next time in Franz Josef
Reviewed January 05, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Shehu
Group

The hotel is very organised,...”

The staff are almost not accessible. They leave quite early.
Reviewed January 02, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Andi
Family with young children

Spacious and clean”

Mauro was a charming and knowledgeable host! It was very quiet when we stayed, so lots of space. The kitchen was well equipped with loads of space in huge fridges. There were lots of clean tea ...
Some places offer a spa or free soup but this place doesn’t. There was a pool table but it’s not free to use.
Reviewed January 01, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Anonymous
Family with young children

Exceptional”

Cosy clean facilities with environment efforts in mind.
Reviewed December 24, 2020

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