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.
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 free WiFi, dining areas and showers.
YHA Franz Josef - Hostel offers 38 forms of accommodation with blackout curtains. This accommodation offers separate dining areas. This Franz Josef Glacier hostel provides 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
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
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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
Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
Free off-site parking
Street parking available
Food and drink
Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
Separate dining area
Front desk (limited hours)
If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
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.
Staffed front desk
Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per night.
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
Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 star plus, and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
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Frequently asked questions
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.
As of 31 Jul 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel on 1 Aug 2021 start from NZ$60, 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.
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
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.
Checkout is at 10:00 AM. Late checkout is available for NZD 20 (subject to availability).
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.
Overall score and ratings
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