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Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge

Hotel Class
2.5 out of 5



4.2 / 5Very Good
227 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Our Lady of the Alps
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Westcoast Wildlife Centre
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    St James Anglican Church
    4 min walk

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+64 9913 4658

    About this area

    Franz Josef Glacier

    Located in Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge is in an area with good shopping. Our Lady of the Alps and St James Anglican Church are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Westcoast Wildlife Centre and Glacier Hot Pools are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hostel's central location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Our Lady of the Alps - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      St James Anglican Church - 4 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Glacier Hot Pools - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Sentinel Rock - 7 min drive

    Getting around

    • Hokitika (HKK) - 105 min drive

    About this property

    Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge

    Hostel in Franz Josef Glacier with free breakfast and spa tub
    Along with a spa tub, this smoke-free hostel has coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, tour/ticket assistance and barbecues are on-site. All 20 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, room service (during limited hours) and showers.
    Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge offers 20 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
    Recreational amenities at the hostel include a spa tub.



    Check-in between 2 PM - 8 PM
    Late check-in subject to availability
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 8 PM.
    If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
    Reception hours are 8 AM-8 PM. Guests planning to arrive outside of these hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


    Check-out before 10 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Payment types at the property


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
    • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    We should mention

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

    Property is also known as

    • Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
    • Franz Josef Montrose Hostel
    • Franz Josef Montrose Franz Josef Glacier

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Limited parking spaces

    Food and drink

    • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
    • Room service available
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • Hot tub

    Family friendly

    • Laundry facilities


    • Front-desk safe
    • Library
    • No lifts

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Shower

    Food and drink

    • Shared kitchen


    • Iron/ironing board (on request)

    Frequently asked questions


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    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Everything was good except for the room wasn’t sound proof as I can hear phone conversations on next room n middle of the night conversation in a very clear manner.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    We had stayed here before 3 years ago - They offered Soap in the evening and A basic Breakfast ( Toast etc ) in the Morning This was a nice touch and appreciated - Forward 3 years and the Soap after inspecting the fridge it was stored in we elected to pass this - Breakfast was verbally advised to us 7.30 am - We were there in expectation but after a wait decided to travel on - Sad really - On a positive the room was clean and well presented Reception Staff was pleasant and plenty on on site Parking - Negative is in the Review

    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The staff I checked in with was super friendly & showed me around. Our room was clean & had everything we would have needed for the night. Absolutely no complaints :)

    Stayed 1 night in Aug. 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

    Unbearable odour!!! Would not reccomend

    Friendly staff. Good location. Liked that there was a heated blanket. However... The cleanliness and condition of this place is poor. I couldn't bring myself to brush my teeth or wash my face on our last day as when I would use the bathroom (was in a private bedroom/bathroom) I couldnt help but gag continuously due to the foul odor coming from the sink pipes. The shower smelt like urine. There was black coloured mould growing in the shower. Would not recommend this place.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun. 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Unit was a bit small. Had poor reception for tv whilst raining. Room selection not good for an old man to walk up stairways to his unit.

    Stayed 1 night in Apr. 2019

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