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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our 2 nights stay. Everything is clean, bedroom are great and staff is very nice! But don't forget to clean the carnage bin, someone left a dirty underwear, wasn't really nice to have during all the stay :s

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 12 December 2016

What a huge relief to check in to this hostel after staying 2 nts at the Nomads Queenstown. This place rocks!! Not only do the bathrooms smell clean, they ARE clean. Another subtle touch that makes a huge difference is that this place provides bath mats. It was nice not have to step on someone else’s dirty foot juice. I...

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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A great hostel of the quality you expect from a YHA! Very clean, excellent kitchen/living facilities for travellers and friendly staff. They have tonnes of DVDs free to watch in case you get caught in bad weather and have daily weather updates for the glacier. Highly recommended!

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1Thank Anna G
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I've been travelling NZ for over 5 weeks now and I have to say this is the best room I've had so far. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm one night and a 10 bed dorm for two nights. They were both very spacious with comfy beds and lockable cabinets including 2 secure USB ports and a plug... really...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Kia Ora Lydia Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and found all of our facilities to be up to a great standard and suitable for all of your needs. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in New Zealand and had the same positive experiences everywhere you went. Kind...

Reviewed 27 November 2016

Throughout our trip of the south island we have been staying in YHA's and are overall very happy with them. This one is quite disappointing in comparison. The kitchen is quite cramped, not so clean, and not as well equipped as other YHA kitchens. The bathrooms are also not great in terms of cleanliness. The rooms were not bad, but...

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Sydney
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Overall, a well appointed hostel in a great location. Lacks a bit of atmosphere compared to other backpacker type places we stayed in (ie Tombstone Backpackers Picton and Global Village in Greymouth) but lived up to expectations as a clean well run budget hostel. Beds were comfortable and bathroom facilities clean.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We took a private room for 3 pax. The room was spacious and clean - might be the most spacious YHA room we've been to. The kitchen was big and fully equipped. There was plenty of road-side parking outside of the hostel. We were happy with the room but I gotta say the toilet cleanliness took a star away. They...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Kia Ora Nnadiama, Fantastic to hear you enjoyed our Spacious rooms! My apologies for the let down with our bathroom, we clean our bathrooms twice a day and I will be looking into why one was dirty during your stay. Kind Regards Josh Bramley Hostel Manager

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A typical hostel like any other. Well working Wi-Fi for free, we took one of the double rooms with ensuite facilities. Not bad but also not that cheap so you could just book any other Motel at that rate. Noisy ventilator in the bedroom, apparently to get the humidity out of the rooms, can't be turned of so a bit...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Kia Ora Guenter, Thanks for leaving a review of our Hostel. Being in a Rain forest environment can mean a lot of water around! Our new air system removes that moisture leaving our rooms nice and dry, and in the case when it gets a little noisy while working we are able to turn them off for the night. Kind...

Lima, Peru
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and given it's a hostel it checked all the boxes. We stayed in a private room with ensuite which is really all one needs for about $68.00 that's really good. We tried the famous soup one night which seemed quite healthy. There are way too many electrical devices in the room but each has...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Kia Ora UniqueBoutique, Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Hostel on your travels. Great to hear you enjoyed the shower! We use low flow shower heads to minimize our water waste but bet you cant tell the difference! Kind Regards Josh Bramley Hostel Manager

Sydney
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here as part of our tour with Haka. Although we had our own room, the decor was really ugly and they gave us some brown towels that were full of blond hair. Luckily, i had brought my own. The top mattress on our bed was bigger than the one below it, so i would nearly fall off if i...

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YHANewZealand, Manager at YHA Franz Josef, responded to this review

Kia Ora Skipper Thank you for taking the time out from your travels to leave a review for YHA Franz Josef, we are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy our Décor and our apologies for the sub-standard towels. This is not acceptable to us and I have brought this to the attention of our staff. I would like to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Franz Josef Glacier offers 5 star backpacker accommodation in a lush rainforest setting in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village. Only a five minute drive to the famous Franz Josef Glacier and just 30 minutes to Fox Glacier. Fantastic communal areas with lots of entertainment options: flat screen TV, DVDs, Sky TV, pool table, piano and cosy open fire. Free sauna - perfect for relaxing in after a day’s walking on the Glaciers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Franz Josef

Address: 2-4 Cron Street | PO Box 12, Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand (Formerly Franz Josef Glacier YHA)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $41 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Franz Josef 4*
Number of rooms: 103
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“Spacious and clean .”
 of 5 bubbles cryssoue, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are in a group of four go for the family room”
 of 5 bubbles JennyD33, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The wireless internet signal was weak in the triple beds room”
 of 5 bubbles EasonChou1018, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Excellent place”
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“This is a YHA so set your expectations accordingly and you wont be disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles GlowWormBenny, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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