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YHA Franz Josef

2-4 Cron Street, Franz Josef Village, New Zealand

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YHA Franz Josef is nestled into a stunning backdrop of rainforest and mountain views in New Zealand. Come check it out for yourself!

  • Private
    From $42.37
10 or more people?

Franz Josef Village Hostel

Hostel Franz Josef Village

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This recently refurbished 5 star hostel offers comfortable and modern accommodation in New Zealand. YHA Franz Josef is the perfect hostel to take in the sights of the magnificent Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. Accommodation comprises shared, double, twin (some with ensuite bathrooms) and family rooms. Facilities include a spacious fully equipped kitchen, TV lounge with Sky TV and free dvd's, open plan lounge/dining room with open fire, bike storage, drying room, pool table and sauna., Comfortable and modern with a warm atmosphere and a rain forest in the back yard. Located in Franz Josef, close to the glacier.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 1 night you will be charged for 1 night.
  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 2 nights you will be charged for 2 nights.
  • If a cancellation is made within 3 days of arrival time for a booking of 3 or more nights you will be charged for 3 nights.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 17:45
From 14:00 to 17:45

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +64-3-7520754

Fax. +64-3-7520080

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Franz Josef Glacier (5 to 10km)
  • Franz Josef Skydiving (500m to 1km)
  • Lake Mapourika Kayaks (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



A friendly and comfortable hostel with good amenities


Avatar for Jane


Fri 09 Mar 2018

Whilst I will fully accept that it is not the job of YHA to police their guests, it was particularly bad that on NYE EVERYONE'S bags of food in the fridges were raided for alcohol, chocolates, goodies etc by an extremely drunk group of people staying at the YHA. This was a foreseeable event and staff should really have been present / visible on NYE. In Wanaka they simply banned alcohol from the premises. Whilst extreme, it would at least have prevented this.


Avatar for Vincent


Wed 10 Jan 2018

They would NOT honor my YH card so I received no YH discount.


Avatar for Valery


Sun 09 Apr 2017

Great location and proximity to Franz and Fox Glaciers. Room and bed were comfortable, secure, and quiet. Appreciated the fresh shower mats for individual use. WiFi was REALLY strong and fast. This was much appreciated. Would definitely visit again!


Avatar for Timothy


Sat 17 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

200m to main bus stop
Alternate Transport
200m from village centre Off street parking at hostel available on first come first served basis but parking on street available
Off street parking available

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water recycling
  • Water-wise garden

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