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8-10 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand

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84%

Rating
499 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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97%

Great stay, thanks!


77%

Nice hostel in a good location free breakfast and soup is a nice touch


86%

The bedrooms were very nice and very well equipped, the added touch of your own little curtain with light and charging ports added a great deal of privacy, the toilets and shower rooms however could definitely do with a clean up. Free unlimited wifi however was a real treat, would definitely stay there again.


91%

We arrived just in time for the free soup in the evening that was a nice surprise! Our room was spacious clean and everything we needed. Staff were friendly. Nice to have a tv in the room. We enjoyed our stay.


69%

Really enjoyed my stay here. One of the few hostels i had in new Zealand with free and good wifi. Plus they have breakfast, and soup for dinner plus baked goods from the local bakery which were delicious. A good base in Franz Josef.


54%

Broken toilets, showers. No lights in one of the bathrooms, didnt get fixed during our stay. Kitchen filthy. Dryer didnt dry the clothes.

  • 18th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Olivre
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

The kitchen is dirtest in the backpackers, there is a young guy do cleaning in the morning. But it gets dirty and tidy quickly, plates and spoon, forks are everywhere. The room is good, each bed with curtain and light, this is better than others.


83%

Fantastic location for the glacier and 6 bed dorms were very impressive. Kitchen was a bit grubby but it was being used a hell of a lot! Laundry and all other facilities were brilliant. Would highly recommend.


83%

Very decent hostel with very friendly and helpful staff. The location is basically irrelevant in franz josef township as its less than a 10 minute walk in diameter. Good advice on which places to visit and free breakfast and dinner were provided (if you were there on time).

  • 11th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Cool place with free soup and pastries! Unlimited wifi (which I've discovered is rare in NZ!) The dorm though never got locked by other guests and there's no lockers for your things, so not great for that.


94%

The people were so friendly! And the pod-beds were fantastic! Nothing beats coming home to smiling faces, a good night's sleep and hot bowl of free soup!

  • 10th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Our room suited our group of five very nicely. We liked the curtains for each bed with an individual light!! The only downside to the room was we ended up under one of the kitchens and could hear when anyone was in the kitchen! The bathrooms were not great - the toilets kept running or not flushing properly and there was always bits of toilet paper everywhere! Also, the motion sensor light in the shower would go off every 2 minutes for one of the showers - highly annoying!

  • 6th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

One of the nicest hostels we've ever been to. Great location, nice staff. Wish we could've stayed longer.


43%

Not good at all They need to improve everything


86%

excellent stay and I love the pod as it provide privacy. pros: nice classical decorations lovely pod free soup and pastries free WiFi great location, near to supermarket and restaurants friendly staff cons: toilet is leaking and as a result, less cleanliness


71%

Free soup and breakfast is a plus! Free WiFi as well. Stayed at the 9 bed mixed dorm (Stables). Felt there could have been more showers/toilets. Nice atmosphere nice people. It's also a motel so the crowd is very diverse (elderly couples, people w kids, backpackers)


86%

Good basic hostel with everything you need. Helpful staff and in a good location


97%

Very good hostel all round. Chilled atmosphere but that was perfect. Big kitchen spaces. 9 bed stables dorm was awesome. free wifi, breakfast and soup all fab!


94%

Cozy place to stay while you are in Franz Josef. The free evening soups and breakfast are added perks. I only wish the hot tub was running!


89%

I loved the communal area with all the artefacts and objects hanging from the ceiling, so cool!

  • 2nd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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