Qualmark 4+ Star Rated Backpacker Accommodation
With the West Coast rainforest right outside the backdoor, YHA Franz Josef Glacier is a high quality 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 FREE sauna!
"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
The hostel is at the south end of Cron Street which is one street off the main road. From the village turn by the petrol station onto Condon Street. Turn right on to Cron and the hostel is at the end of the road on the left. Car parking is available.
All the major transport companies stop at our front door. They will pick up here as well upon request.All the major transport companies stop at our front door. They will pick up here as well upon request.
The nearest airport is in Hokitika which is about 2 hour’s drive north of Franz Josef. Flights are available into Hokitika from Christchurch daily. Car rentals are available in Hokitika. There is no scheduled public transportation from the airport.
The Tranz Alpine travels from Christchurch to Greymouth daily. Daily bus service meets the train and arrives in Franz Josef late in the afternoon.
YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.
Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.