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YHA Franz Josef

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

85 %

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What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

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

Hostel rating (2)

85 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 77%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 94%
Security 91%
Service 80%
Comfort 86%

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

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

I stayed at this hostel 9 years ago it was perfect not so much now on my last night there was a very bad incident 1st/2nd march big disturbance I was not happy


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Tue 18 Mar 2014

We had a really nice stay in the hostel, it's comfortable and it's a located in a good place to visit Franz Joseph Glacier and the Kiwi Wildlife Center. The staff member who attended us, though it did the job properly, wasn't friendly at all.


Avatar for Antoni


Tue 14 Jan 2014