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YHA Franz Josef

2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef Village, New Zealand

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Overall Rating 86%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 87%
Security 87%
Service 87%
Comfort 73%
Green rating 80%

YHA Franz Josef is nestled into a stunning backdrop of rainforest and mountain views in New Zealand. Come check it out for yourself!

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Franz Josef Village Hostel

Hostel Franz Josef Village

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This recently refurbished 5 star hostel offers comfortable and modern accommodation in New Zealand. YHA Franz Josef is the perfect hostel to take in the sights of the magnificent Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. Accommodation comprises shared, double, twin (some with ensuite bathrooms) and family rooms. Facilities include a spacious fully equipped kitchen, TV lounge with Sky TV and free dvd's, open plan lounge/dining room with open fire, bike storage, drying room, pool table and sauna., Comfortable and modern with a warm atmosphere and a rain forest in the back yard. Located in Franz Josef, close to the glacier.


Prices are non-member prices

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 21:00
From 14:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +64-3-7520754

Fax. +64-3-7520080

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Franz Josef Glacier (5 to 10km)
  • Franz Josef Skydiving (500m to 1km)
  • Lake Mapourika Kayaks (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



Great location and proximity to Franz and Fox Glaciers. Room and bed were comfortable, secure, and quiet. Appreciated the fresh shower mats for individual use. WiFi was REALLY strong and fast. This was much appreciated. Would definitely visit again!


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Sat 17 Sep 2016

Your reception was very efficient and her service was exemplary. My phone cable was spoilt and she went all way to get me a replacement one.Very much thanks to her, I am able to be in communication with my family.


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Fri 24 Jun 2016

Great location, at the bus stop and very close to the glacier. Living room is very cozy and is the best place for relaxing. It is big and many cards and board games are provided. Free sauna room is recommended after a long day walk. Free canola oil can get at the reception. The staff are very helpful.


Avatar for Bhathra


Wed 22 Apr 2015

Great spot. Well set out hostel. Good facilities.Friendly staff who were generally helpful. Improvements: perhaps bench in front of food cubby holes to take bags out to sort and not a table where people are sitting. Edges of carpet in bedroom were not clean next to walls.


Avatar for Lynette


Mon 13 Apr 2015

pratiques environnementales: acceptables car à force de trop vouloir en faire, ce n'est plus hygiénique. Pas de liquide vaisselle mais de l'eau, pour laver c'est moyen...


Avatar for Manon


Sat 23 Aug 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

200m to main bus stop
Alternate Transport
200m from village centre Off street parking at hostel available on first come first served basis but parking on street available
Off street parking available

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water recycling
  • Water-wise garden

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