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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports & Activities
  • Eco-tourism

Green rating



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.


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Wed 22 Apr 2015