YHA Franz Josef

Comfortable and modern with a warm atmosphere and a rain forest in the back yard. This sociable 4 star hostel is well-equipped with full kitchen facilities, laundry, TV lounge with movies, fireplace, sauna, games, and more.


Per night
$23.00 - $225.00
TripAdvisor traveler rating
Based on 415 reviews


With the rain forest right outside the backdoor, this recently refurbished 4 star hostel offers comfortable and modern accommodation. 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 videos, open plan lounge/dining room with open fire, bike storage, drying room, pool table and sauna.

The lively common areas of this hostel are a wonderful place to relax and unwind over a board game or some pool at the end of a day's exploration.

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Physical address

YHA Franz Josef, Franz Josef Glacier, 2-4 Cron Street, West Coast, New Zealand, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $23.00 - $225.00
Further pricing information:
YHA members receive 10% discount off standard rates when booking direct
Cancellation policy:
$5.00 cancellation fee applies for cancellations made before 6:00 pm the day before arrival. Cancellations made after 6:00 pm the day before arrival incur a charge of one night’s accommodation. If you do not advise the hostel or our Customer Services team you will be charged for all nights booked.

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Disabled Access
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
Proximity to airport:
375km to Christchurch Airport, 345km to Queenstown Airport
Proximity to town:
Located in town
Number of rooms:

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Opening times

Business hours:
Reception hours Winter: 8am – 8pm Summer: 7.30am – 9pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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