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YHA Franz Josef Reviews

2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand

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388 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Great location for access to the franz Joseph glacier and a thirty minute drive from fox. However, wifi didn't work, kitchen was massive but somehow contained no functional utensils (the bread knife was too blunt to cut bread), and there are limited bathroom facilities for a fairly large hostel: when the place is at capacity it gets unsanitary very quickly. The combined toilet/shower block flooded, which was unpleasant. They offer free soup in the kitchen at 6, but let's be honest, who cares.


free soup and wifi are good. beds are a bit rickety


I enjoyed staying there, it was good value for money, cosy and warm. they had good facilities and the staff there were very helpful. I will probably stay there again if I ever come through again and need a place to stay. Good job

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


We had a great stay at the YHA Franz Josef! Very cosy atmosphere and a great place to stay when visiting the Franz Josef Glacier! It was just a little cold sometimes as the heater turned itself off after a little while.

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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