What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Eco-tourism
  • Relaxing


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

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

Great staff, friendly and very helpful. Lynette (forgive me for the possible incorrect spelling) arranged for a tour and transfer to Fox Glacier for me at the last minute, after I gave her a heads up with my troubles; due to weather, with my Franz Josef tour. I also love the heated floors in the lounge. Nice and cozy :-) The only recommendation I can think of is a power bar (or two) in each room; depending on number of beds,so that there are no issues charging phones, computers, cameras, tablets, etc. Other than that would recommend this YHA hostel to anyone.


Avatar for Daniela


Mon 06 Jan 2014

Really comfortable hostel with friendly staff.


Avatar for Angela


Sat 07 Dec 2013

Thanks for the update on the weather forecast (closing of Haast pass)!


Avatar for Hartmut


Wed 04 Dec 2013