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Welcome to our hostel
Around the hostel
Become a member!
Being a HI member means you get 10% discount on your overnight bookings - but we're so much more than a bed: we offer HI members a whole range of great deals and offers through our partnerships worldwide. From museums and tours, to adventure activities and national parks, enjoy the benefits of the real hostelling experience.
Join the HI Community
At HI, we want everybody to be able to enjoy the real hostelling experience: more than a place to stay, this is about opening minds, meeting new people, cultural immersion and getting travellers involved in our global activities. We love travelling as much as you do, so we have high hostel standards wherever we expand on the planet, but more than where you rest your head, this is about taking something unforgettable away with you – wherever you come from, or are going next.
Franz Josef & Mt Cook: Ice hiking
New Zealand is home to over 3,000 glaciers so lace up your boots, strap on some crampons and lasso in a skilled guide, we’re going ice hiking! Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are relics of the last ice age and are unique in the world for their descent into and rise above rainforest and their extent almost to the sea. Mount Cook National Park is 35km inland from Franz Josef as the crow flies and a 5 ½ hour drive around Southern Alps where ice junkies can scope out the big daddy of New Zealand glaciers, the Tasman Glacier.