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YHA Franz Josef

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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed in one of the family rooms with my two friends. We only booked one night but we were enjoying Franz Josef so much that we wanted to stay another day and they were able to book us for another night. They have free wifi which works really well. We are all teachers and we were able to go...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed in a double room with ensuite for two nights and it was very comfortable. The room was warm during the cold winter nights. The only small problem was that the walls are too thin; could hear the guests from next door. The kitchen could be a bit cleaner but it wasn't the worst I've seen. The staff are...

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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as a cheaper alternative to the accommodation provided by kiwi experience. This is a nice clean and quite hostel, which had free soup which is a bonus! Also we had 2 pillows each!! Only downside was that there was an issue with the hot water while we were there, but would still stay here again

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 June 2015

I stayed here for three nights, the staff were friendly, the rooms were clean. The atmosphere was great. The hostel is very close to the shops and the visitor information center. The bus stops right in front of the hostel. Overall apart from the rain, I enjoyed my stay here and recommend staying here if looking for budget accommodation.

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

As I am driving so much I need a good night's sleep and one way is to book a room for yourself. This hostel gave me a really nice double room with kettle, good coffee and cafetiere - a mini hotel :-) There is a musty smell, however, as if the room has not been aired. On the other hand,...

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

Hi Pippa, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. It’s good to hear you enjoyed your private room. And you’re right about our rainforest environment! When we’ve had a lot of rain the air can get a bit stale at times. That’s why we’re in the process of installing a ventilation system that will circulate fresh air...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2015

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Reviewed 20 March 2015

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Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 March 2015

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2015

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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: £23 - £62 (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 .”
cryssoue, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are in a group of four go for the family room”
JennyD33, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The wireless internet signal was weak in the triple beds room”
EasonChou1018, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Excellent place”
V2C, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“This is a YHA so set your expectations accordingly and you wont be disappointed”
GlowWormBenny, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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