YHA Franz Josef

2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand, Distance from city centre: 0.8km

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Rating: 71%from 3 reviews

  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 73%Staff
  • 73%Security
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 60%Value for money
  • 60%Facilities
Kia Ora,

YHA Franz Josef is perfectly located amidst the tranquil green rainforest surroundings of Westland Tai Poutini National Park and World Heritage area, yet only a short stroll to the heart of the village with its cafes, pubs and shopping.

Winner 2014 – Certificate of Excellence (Trip Advisor). Free unlimited Wi-Fi for all YHA members and Free Sauna to relax in after a hard day on the ice.

Action and adventure are just around the corner with ice climbing, heli-hiking, kayaking, kiwi tours, glacier exploration, glow worm tracks, eco-tours, ski planes and skydiving all nearby.

After a day of exploration chill out and warm up in our free sauna or in front of the cosy fireplace in the large lounge. Great meals can be prepared in the spacious, well equipped kitchen or on the sunny patio area barbecue.

Entertainment options include a separate TV lounge with free videos and SKY TV, library exchange, internet terminals, a variety of games and puzzles and a pool table.

Our ultra-clean, bright and modern accommodations range from the economical 10 bed dorm to deluxe ensuite private rooms. Family, twin and single rooms are also available.

Flowing almost to sea level into the dense rainforests of Westland National Park, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are some of the most accessible in the world. Spend a day exploring with an experienced guide or take a helicopter flight with breathtaking views of the glaciers.

YHA New Zealand is a non-profit membership organisation with a passion for the environment. We are committed to operating in a sustainable manner; this commitment is reflected in our triple bottom line (social, environmental, economic) reporting. All our hostels recycle and limit energy consumption through a number of energy efficiency initiatives. Come stay with us and help make a difference.

Guests have 24 hour access to the hostel. Reception is open until 8 PM during the winter, and 9 PM during the summer. If you think you will be later than 9 PM (8 PM winter), please call us for information on late check in.

For Bookings of more than 10 people please contact the hostel directly for our group booking procedures.

Please note the free soup is a special offer over winter and may be withdrawn at anytime without notice.

To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction. For cancellations made before 6pm the day before arrival - full refund. For cancellations made after 6pm the day before arrival - no refund for the first night. Cancellations on bookings made on the day of arrival will receive no refund for the first night, normal cancellation policy applies for subsequent nights. If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Card phones
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Fax Service
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction. For cancellations made before 6pm the day before arrival - full refund. For cancellations made after 6pm the day before arrival - no refund for the first night. Cancellations on bookings made on the day of arrival will receive no refund for the first night, normal cancellation policy applies for subsequent nights. If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.

Directions
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Bus/Shuttle: Shuttle drops off and
picks up at the doorstep. Bus 200m.

Please note at present the road south of the Franz Josef Township closes overnight, If you are heading to us from Queenstown, Wanaka or this area you must be past Haast by 7pm.

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