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YHA Franz Josef - Hostel

Upscale hostel in Franz Josef Glacier

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
Rs2,686

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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (5 beds) - Living Area
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (5 beds) - Living Area
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom - Shared kitchen
  • Double and Twin Bunk Ensuite Private - Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (5 beds) - Living Area
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2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886, New Zealand
9.0.Superb.
  • It was amazing

    Nov 16, 2019

  • Good value. Worked well for low budget option.

    Mar 9, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 38 smoke-free guestrooms
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry

For families

  • Separate dining area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Barbecue grill(s)

What’s around

  • Te Wahipounamu - 1 min walk
  • Our Lady of the Alps - 2 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 3 min walk
  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 4 min walk
  • Glacier Hot Pools - 7 min walk
  • Fox Glacier Glow Worm Forest - 14.6 mi / 23.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (5 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 beds)
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (5 beds)
  • 4 Bed Female Dorm
  • Double and Twin Bunk Ensuite Private
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (10 Bed Private)
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Private)
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (5 Bed Private)
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Private)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Te Wahipounamu - 1 min walk
  • Our Lady of the Alps - 2 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 3 min walk
  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 4 min walk
  • Glacier Hot Pools - 7 min walk
  • Fox Glacier Glow Worm Forest - 14.6 mi / 23.5 km
  • Lake Gault - 17.5 mi / 28.2 km
  • Gillespies Beach - 27.4 mi / 44.1 km

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 61.8 miles/99.4 km
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2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886, New Zealand

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-5:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Haast Pass roads south of the Franz Josef Township are closed at 7 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Billiards or pool table

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20 per night

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, Union Pay, Eurocard, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • YHA Franz Josef Glacier Backpacker
  • YHA Franz Josef Hostel
  • YHA Franz Josef - Hostel Hotel
  • YHA Franz Josef - Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef - Hostel Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef Backpacker Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef Backpacker Hostel
  • YHA Franz Josef Backpacker Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef Backpacker
  • YHA Franz Josef Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef Hostel
  • YHA Franz Josef Franz Josef Glacier
  • YHA Franz Josef

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FAQs

  • Yes, YHA Franz Josef - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM. There's a charge of NZD 20 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability).
  • YHA Franz Josef - Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location and very friendly staff. Room could do with a little decor update but comfortable beds and suitable bathroom.

    2 night trip with friends, Jan 15, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great one night stay. Hostel looked really fresh and inviting, kitchen was large and clean. Loved the free sauna in the evenings. Room was large with tea/coffee facilities. Hostel felt eco friendly too!

    1 night romance trip, Jun 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Enjoyable stay. Clean room and toilet. Fast wifi.

    Enjoyable stay. Clean room and toilet. Fast wifi. Intercity bus stop right in front of hostel.

    weijie, 2 night trip with friends, Apr 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly and helpful staff, comfortable rooms with good heating sytems, well-equipped kitchen.

    2 night romance trip, Apr 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    As first time hostel goers, we had a lot of fun staying here. We especially like the shared kitchen and sauna. The location is quite clean and staff are very friendly.

    1 night trip, Mar 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Cosy Hostel, very good location.

    Everything you need, friendly staff and overall clean. Wifi working pretty well.

    1 night romance trip, Mar 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We arrived VERY very late due to a road closure that made a 6.5 hour drive 13 hours long. I was super happy they offered such a late check in but do wonder how I could have known about the closure earlier - not sure I should expect them to notify everyone who might be negatively impacted but that would be a great benefit considering the roads and plans involved. I had a planned heli hike the next day so it wasn’t something I wanted to just cancel. The hostel itself was much more than expected- very clean and modern with a big kitchen. I would stay here again and then monitor for any road closures myself, every night before bed so I can adjust my departure times appropriately.

    Kathleen, 1 night trip with friends, Feb 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The room we had was very clean. The bathrooms were spotless with nice bath mats. Very convenient location and good views when it's not cloudy

    1 night trip with friends, Feb 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great facilities. Comfortable, friendly & clean. We really enjoyed our stay.

    1 night trip, Jan 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The small town of Franz Joseph had an excellent number of restaurant, the yha was off the main road in an excellent position, the staff were excellent was well.

    edwin michael, 1 night trip, Dec 27, 2018

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