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Overview of YHA Franz Josef - Hostel

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Living area
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationWestcoast Wildlife Centre1 min walk
    Popular LocationGlacier Hot Pools4 min walk
    Popular LocationOur Lady of the Alps5 min walk

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  • Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 9 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 9 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 9 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Room, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Private)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
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  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 9 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (5 beds)

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Double and Twin Bunk Ensuite Private

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 7 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Room, Shared Bathroom (10 Bed Private)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 10
    • 5 Single Bunk Beds
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  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • 4 Bed Female Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 beds)

    Room amenities

    • 12 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 beds)
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Private)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Single Bunk Beds
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  • Room, Shared Bathroom (5 Bed Private)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds and 1 Single Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 beds)

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (5 beds)

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Women only (5 beds)

About this area

Franz Josef Glacier

YHA Franz Josef - Hostel is located in Franz Josef Glacier. Glacier Hot Pools and Fox Glacier Glow Worm Forest are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu.
Visit our Franz Josef Glacier travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 1 min walk
  • Glacier Hot Pools - 4 min walk
  • Our Lady of the Alps - 5 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 6 min walk
  • Franz Josef Glacier - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 95 min drive

Restaurants

  • Monsoon - 3 min walk
  • Aviators Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Full of Beans - 4 min walk
  • Sun Takeaway - 4 min walk
  • The Canopy Restaurant - 4 min walk

About this property

YHA Franz Josef - Hostel

Eco-friendly hostel in Franz Josef Glacier with free parking
This smoke-free hostel features coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecues and a picnic area are on-site. All 38 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, separate dining areas and showers.
YHA Franz Josef - Hostel offers 38 forms of accommodation with blackout curtains. This accommodation offers separate dining areas. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Free off-site parking
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

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  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Dining room
  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per night.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Early check-in fee: NZD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a security system
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 guestrooms

National rating

This Backpacker property has been rated 4 star plus.

Property is also known as

YHA Franz Josef Glacier Backpacker
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
YHA Franz Josef - Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
YHA Franz Josef - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, YHA Franz Josef - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to YHA Franz Josef - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel?
As of 3 Dec 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel on 4 Dec 2020 start from NZ$105, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is YHA Franz Josef - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of NZD 20 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM. Late checkout is available for NZD 20 (subject to availability).
Where is YHA Franz Josef - Hostel located?
Situated in Franz Josef Glacier, this eco-friendly hostel is steps away from Te Wahipounamu and Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Glacier Hot Pools and Our Lady of the Alps are also within 5 minutes.
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4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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Good value.
Good value. Worked well for low budget option.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and very friendly staff. Room could do with a little decor update but comfortable beds and suitable bathroom.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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It was amazing
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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