Franz Josef YHA


Franz Josef YHA

2–4 Cron Street, Franz Josef 7886
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(03) 752 0754
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all you need, but not much atmosphere
3 January 2011
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impersonal
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great facilities
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Pricy, but that's Franz Josef for you. The joint has all the facilities you need, but it's big and therefore not the friendliest place on earth.

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Nice warm place to come back to
9 July 2007
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Good facilities and location
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We stayed here in Dec 06. Quite a large hostel a short walk from a small area of shops and pubs. The staff were helpful and informative. The facilities were good and clean and seemed recently refurbished. We had a double en-suite room which was big enough, and had a good heater in it which you need after a cold day at the glaciers!

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like staying in a 5-star hotel
2 July 2006
Cons
had to go home..
Pros
they even have a sauna!!
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We were so glad to stay at this place. After marching around on a freezing cold glacier all day, it was so nice to go back to a warm cozy backpackers with clean rooms, a drying room for the wet clothes, and a sauna!! WE LOVE THE SAUNA! :D It was so fun to sit around in the sauna and chat to the other guests. This place also has a big movie room, excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities, and games/pool table for rainy days (it rains alot in this area!). We enjoyed ourselves so much here, would of loved to stay for longer :)

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Anonymous
Great place! Will stay again!
27 January 2005
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I loved this place! The beds were firm, with a large kitchen and lounge area. Friendly staff, 3 mins walk to the main area of town. Would definitely recommended!

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Richard
Very nice place if you can get in
17 February 2004
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I must say this place is superb. Good points - Big kitchen, Friendly & helpful staff, Laundry, Big TV room, Big eating area, Very clean, Close to centre of town. Not so good points - Expensive at 28 NZ dollars for dorm bed, Having to book many days in advanced, They hold many beds back for bus/tour companies which discriminates against independant backpackers.

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Anna
Clean, Modern and Cosy.
2 December 2003
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The refurb has made this hostel a fantastic place to stay. The kitchen is big, good facilties including a really cosy communal area with big sofas and large fire, good TV room, large screen and pleanty of videos for those rainy days (which there are lots of here)! The suna is the pefect recovery after a days hike on the glacier.

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Anonymous
One of the best in NZ!
8 March 2003
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I've stayed in quite a few hostels in NZ and would rate this one of the best. Quite recently refurbished and up to a pretty high standard for a YHA.... has sauna, large kitchen and really nice lounge area.

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