COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

YHA Franz Josef - Hostel

Photo gallery for YHA Franz Josef - Hostel

Featured image
Living area
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of YHA Franz Josef - Hostel

YHA Franz Josef - Hostel

4.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886

Explore the area

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

Choose dates to view prices

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.

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

  • Glasshouse - 2 min walk
  • The Landing - 2 min walk
  • Blue Ice Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Snake Bite Brewery - 3 min walk
  • Monsoon - 3 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 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

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
  • 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

  • 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 (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • 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

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Dining room
  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Similar properties

See similar properties

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: NZD 20
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
Late check-out fee: NZD 20

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)
Service animals are exempt from fees

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

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®

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

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 65 out of 177 reviews
5 - Excellent 37%
Rating 4 - Good. 81 out of 177 reviews
4 - Good 46%
Rating 3 - Okay. 20 out of 177 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 177 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 177 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good value.
Good value. Worked well for low budget option.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: 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