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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

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 2019 – Certificate of Excellence (Trip Advisor). 5GB Free WiFi for all guests 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 DVD rentals, book exchange, 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 7:45pm during the winter, and 8:30pm during the summer. If you think you will be later than 8:30pm (7:45pm winter), please call us for information on late check in.
Bookings made on the same day as arrival must be made before 7pm.

Bed and Room Movements

Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Oct 2019
    Guy at the desk was super helpful.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Oct 2019
    Really lovely hostel, bedrooms and kitchen were a good size and clean. Even has a sauna! Staff were lovely and helpful. Wish we had stayed more then one night.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Jul 2019
    The staff was amazing and the location was perfect!!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 Nov 2019
    Amazing location and lovely clean rooms and beds! Rooms a little small and not the most sociable of social areas but a fantastic hostel!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Jul 2019
    Reception staff went over and out of their way to help us! Thanks Lina and team for helping us get back home safely.
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    27 Oct 2019
    Really nice hostel with great lounge area and big kitchen. Also has sauna!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    22 Jul 2019
    Pretty nice, staff very helpful and everything very clean.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    20 Sep 2019
    Friendly staff members. Great kitchen facilities and lounge areas.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Nov 2019
    The physical hostel is very nice, but the atmosphere was very uncomfortable. Many families and older people. I booked a mixed dorm and ended up being the only young female with two other men over 40 in my dorm. Both made me very uncomfortable and snored all night. A baby down the hall was crying almost all night as well. I would suggest booking a private room if you don’t want older men looking at you while you sleep.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    07 Jul 2019
    Really expensive laundry and only 2gb a day (tho that is reliable). Communal kitchen was lacking in oils and spices. For the cost we felt like this stuff should be obvs included.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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