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9 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Franz Josef, New Zealand

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233 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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This hostel is very big which doesn't give it the friendliest feel. But the common areas are nice, kitchens are pretty small. The bed is a very slim foam mattress which you can feel the wood underneath.


Nice location and good facilities, but it was not very clean an the atmosphere was not that great. Lockers would have been appreciated as the room doors were not locked either and nobody would have noticed strangers walking in.


Common room is very croudy Not enough sitting facilities


Decent hostel overall. Check in was friendly. Location is good. Had single shower/toilet rooms in hallway which was nice. One of the showers wasn't working and sprayed water everywhere. The room was basic but clean. No outlets or lights by your bed. You need to share the outlet with others in your room. Bed was comfortable. Sheets were clean but comforter looks pretty dingy/old so I used my own blanket. Wifi was patchy and was very slow at times.


Strange smell through the hostel, kitchen decent, internet really good in communal areas.. really slow in the bedroom

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Excellent reception staff, really helpful and genuinely interested in helping out in any way possible. Good location, great showers. Atmosphere in the lounge area was lacking and cleanliness was average but would definitely stay there again.


The guy at reception was really helpful and pleasant. I paid $65 for a private twin room expecting to have a reasonable amount of space but was in a tiny room with a single and single bunks and not enough room to swing a cat and nothing else at all. I had just stayed in a double room in a hostel in Twizel which had a private bathroom, a kettle, tea & coffee, crockery, microwave & TV all in my room as well as a great comfy double bed - all for $90, no comparison!!!


The Argentinian manager was fantastic / friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable. The room smelled of mildew and was very plain, just a bed and plastic chair.


The guy at the reception does a very good job. He is totaly friendly and will help you whenever you will come in. The kitchen might need some new utensils (most of them have already been used for ages?)! The possibility to let some more people cook at the same time is not given (only 6 Hotplates).

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Would stay again, manager was lovely, extremely helpful and keen to assist in any way he could. Kitchen was good size and kept clean. Could do with more bathrooms downstairs. Close to activities. Nice hostel


Great, cozy place. Rooms are spacey and beds are comfortable. The staff is really nice and knowledgeable. Free unlimited wifi. Great indoor and outdoor lounge.


Excellent experience here! Check in was super easy and the puppy behind the desk is enough to make me wanna come back! Facilities were great and staff were so friendly!


Wifi is excellent, very nice place


Loved this hostel, great facilities, clean and we'll organised. Brilliant location, but then everything in the town is as it's so small. Free wifi was good, 2 kitchens, plenty of bathrooms, comfy beds and communal areas cleaned daily. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The heating could have done with being on for a bit longer as it was cold.


Free wifi, super, confortable in th living room and also dining room, just the kitchen is a little small but there is two. Staff very nice and smiling.


Very nice location... Good staff


Two kitchens but not alot of table space. Free wifi but only in common area mostly. Great TV set up with lots of DVDs. Spacious rooms.


Excellent place to stay. The staff were super friendly and had plenty of advice to give on what to do. Place was really clean and all the facilities were really good too. Would definitely recommend it as a place to stay.


Very friendly staff,best hostel I stayed


Clean and tidy, well located. Just lacked abit of soul compared to other hostels we stayed in on our trip otherwise all good thank you.

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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