YHA Franz Josef, Franz Josef

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With the West Coast rainforest right outside the backdoor, YHA Franz Josef Glacier is a recently refurbished 5 star hostel offering comfortable and modern backpacker accommodation. YHA Franz Josef Glacier is the perfect hostel to take in the sights of the magnificent Fox and Franz Josef Glacier glaciers on the South Island's wild and wonderful West Coast.

Nestled into a stunning backdrop of rainforest and mountain views, YHA Franz Josef Glacier offers backpacker accommodation comprising of shared, double, twin (some with ensuite bathrooms) and family rooms. YHA Franz Josef Glacier hostel facilities include a spacious fully equipped kitchen, TV lounge with Sky TV, flat screen TV and free DVDs, open plan lounge/dining room with piano and open fire, bike storage, laundry/drying room, pool table, picnic area, BBQ, travel desk, wireless internet and a large wooden dry sauna!

The friendly hostel staff are happy to give free travel and activity information and will show you where you can take some amazing walks and hikes around Franz Josef village.

"YHA Franz Josef Glacier is probably the best budget accommodation in the area: very modern, well run and airy, with a spacious kitchen, clean comfortable rooms, BBQ area and all the expected facilities." - The Rough Guide to New Zealand

Location and Contact


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



Address: 2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef (Franz Josef Glacier), New Zealand

YHA Franz Josef is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website YHA Franz Josef Franz Josef www.yha.co.nz
Phone Number: +64-3-7520754
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Solo Traveller


Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby


BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Genders: Males Only

Max. Age: All Ages

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year


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