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July Cheapest month to stay with an average 61% drop in price.

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March Most expensive month to stay with an average 125% rise in price.

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C$ 104 Average Sun. - Thu. price over the last 2 weeks.

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C$ 107 Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

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Rainforest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier
1
8.6 Excellent (2,465 reviews)
C$ 165+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Rainforest Retreat in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Such a cute place tucked away into the NZ Bush, close to everything in the area, loved it.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room was super clean and modern. Bed very comfortable. Great value and located right next to the glacier.
Cons: Basic double rooms have an entire glass sliding for for a wall- which means you can hear everything outside. This is a spot for backpackers, so people are up late and loud.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and easy, very friendly staff who also informed me I left my keys behind so they kindly helped me get them back ASAP! Much appreciated!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a fantastic location just like being in the rainforest There are many options available from budget to hi class with prices to match.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great night's sleep and staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant was warm and welcoming and served great well-priced meals.
Cons: Nothing
5.4 Okay
Pros: The location is good for seeing the Franz Josef glacier.
Cons: The key thing to know about Rainforest Retreat is that it's a sprawling complex-- one part serves backpackers and summer employees, and the other has higher end options. The higher end options--like the tree huts--aren't worth the money. We experienced the following challenges while there: - There was a major water shortage during our stay. This had happened before (google Franz Josef and water shortages and you'll see several hits), and the next town over (Fox Glacier) had running water. -The hotel staff blamed the water shortage on the city government (which was true), but did nothing for the guests during this time. Since they were shipping water in, the water wasn't potable/safe to drink, but we didn't find that out until we walked into reception. We had to buy our own bottled water to have drinking water. - The hotel staff also refused to do anything when our room had no running water-- they similarly blamed this on the city. However, that wasn't entirely true-- the backpackers had running water for their shower, and the maintenance people (who came 10 hours later) told us that a clogged water filter was why our particular hut had no water. The maintenance staff did eventually fix this so that we were able to shower once during our stay. - The walls between the units were paper thin. When our neighbors in the adjoining unit came home, we heard every movement they made, down to their lying down on the bed. - All of the furnishings were worn and had seen better days. In short, this was not worth $200 a night for a room. I would expect the hotel staff to ensure I have safe water to drink, that any maintenance issues are promptly dealt with (and that staff actually listened to their guests' concerns), and that the business tries to provide a good experience for their guests regardless of the external conditions. For somewhere nice, I would suggest you stay somewhere else, probably in the Fox Glacier township.
Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park - Franz Josef Glacier
2
8.0 Excellent (882 reviews)
C$ 99+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and microwave in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Good location and the guy who served me was helpful
Cons: This was the most expensive place we stayed in the least well equipped - no internet, no milk, poor kitchen facilities. I understand this is a motor camp but would expect a 2 bdrm motel unit to be much better fir the price. It was also shabby and the bathroom smelt mouldy
8.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a wonderful facility. We were four adults and travelled with our elderly parents but we were given a bigger rooM to accommodate us. Thank you to the wonderful reception lady at front desk who assisted. Kitchen was well equiped, beds were neat and comfortable. Thanks so much!
Cons: Nothing to complain about!
7.1 Good
Pros: We stayed in the room with bath and shower. It is very basic but clean. It is one step up from camping. It did have a refrigerator.
Cons: The room was small. There was no ice available to either use or purchase on site. They, along with many places in NZ should invest in screens for their windows and doors.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: A clean, spacious, comfortable well appointed apartment with lots of utensils in kitchen.
Cons: No mountain views. Signs regarding additional charges for leaving wet dishes and moving furniture a bit unfriendly.
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: Pro: Surfaces are clean in the showers, kitchens, etc Family shower rooms incl heating available
Cons: Con: I had the cheapest and smallest of the cabins for 4 people. It was the worst smelling room I had ever rented in my entire life for a whopping 110ish nzd. Dirty sheets as well. When I asked to change cabins I was a bjt treated like a 5yo. Next cabin smells again, but at least clean (but old) duvets and sheets. Then I gave up: I took the room and after two hours with open windows and doors it was better. Needless to say, I cannot recommend.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great bedrooms and nice common area.
Cons: The lighting was a stark white color and was insufficient in the kitchen.
6.8 Good
Pros: It was clean, functional and available
Cons: It was quite basic
7.0 Good
Pros: Clean, usual facilities, and nice enough place. I chose the option of room with no facilities, but shared facilities were ample, and close by.
Cons: Nothing really negative to add. Location ws 2km walk into town, or slightly longer if you take the very scenic buswalk option across the road. Just a point to note if you are in anyway impared, you would need to drive into down.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Generally quiet, well appointed
Cons: Workers accommodation above us meant a fair bit of noise transmitted through ceiling at times. Poor to unusable wifi made worse by very little mobile coverage
7.5 Good
Pros: Big holiday park with different options. We stayed in a room with a private bathroom, it is a section of a cottage with your own parking place (for a small car, not for a CV). The room was fine, not too small, just the right size for 3 people for 1 night. TOP 10 Holiday Park is a chain of holiday parks and if they keep the same standard everywhere, it can be a reasonably good choice for different places.
Cons: The hotplate in the kitchen was so weak, we could not boil the water for cooking.
Alpine Glacier Motel - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
3
8.8 Excellent (1,127 reviews)
C$ 123+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Alpine Glacier Motel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Shower is nothing more than a hole in the ground and a curtain.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The motel was ideally suited. It had all the facilities we needed. The onsite laundry was an added bonus that was not expected, especially as free washing powder was provided.
Cons: Our room was next to reception which was slightly noisy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable king bed. We were upgraded to a room with a balcony.
Cons: Tv only had 6 channels
5.0 Okay
Pros: Conveniently located.
Cons: Not a very charming place but OK.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location and big room
Chateau Backpacker & Motels - Franz Josef Glacier - Lounge
4
7.6 Good (1,554 reviews)
C$ 62+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Chateau Backpacker & Motels in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: Inexpensive and fine for a night. Staff were great and the free soup was delicious and a much-appreciated bonus!
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: The bathrooms were kept fairly clean. Pillows were good. The make-it-yourself pancakes were good.
Cons: I booked the budget single room. The room was dingy, musty, and felt damp. The bed was just a thin mattress on a shelf. The room was under the kitchen so I had to listen to people stomping on the ceiling all night and day. I didn't get much sleep. Every surface in the communal kitchen was grimy. While washing dishes, a mouse ran past my foot. When I told the staff, they said something like "oh someone must have let him out of the cupboard". There were always flies in the kitchen. The evening soup smelled like burnt garbage one night and the next it was pretty much a broth that was at least edible. The room did have a heater but it was difficult to set it so it didn't boil the room at night. Since there was only one blanket although the climate is cold so I had to ask for another. This place was much like Franz Josef itself- run down with nothing to do. Literally the worst place I've stayed at across NZ. Do yourself a favor and go to Fox Glacier which is nicer.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked that the manager helped me find somewhere else to stay when he had to close down due to low number cause of weather and the virus outbreak. He got me a room across the street and payed the difference himself.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room and bathroom were GREAT for a 3 night's stay AMAZING (seriously) mattress. I've never slept on a more comfortable mattress in the past year of traveling as a digital nomad. Excellent desk to get some computer work done (!) Free soup every evening Hot tub
Cons: There were some raccoons or possums rapping on the ceiling, an odd but harmless experience, and nothing the staff can really do much about :) Can openers didn't really work.
4.6 Okay
Pros: The receptionist was pleasant
Cons: The base of the bed was almost on the floor but surprisingly enough, the bed was quite comfortable. The whole place is run down and passed shabby. I was glad to leVe.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I stayed at the dorms and everyone were super sociable. Great location in town. Great social area to meet other travelers from different countries. The free soup every evening was delicious. I will definitely consider coming back there on my next visit to Franz Joseph
Cons: The room is small and the bed was a bit uncomfortable, but the overall experience was great!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful.
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
5
8.6 Excellent (532 reviews)
C$ 176+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in the mountains, just steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and 3 minutes by foot from Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: Location is good
Cons: Some staff were not welcoming
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice & simple but well kept and clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We spent one night in Franz Josef on our West Coast road trip to Queenstown. The Bella Vista was clean, the room was a tad small but for one night as a place to sleep it on our way to else where it served it’s purpose. The beds were comfortable and the complex quiet at night so had a good nights sleep. Location is great, close to everything. Nothing special to report here, it is what it is.
7.0 Good
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Great location.
Cons: A little tired and old fashioned - and somewhat cramped.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great views, clean, walking distance to town centre
Glow Worm Accommodation - Franz Josef Glacier - Bedroom
6
8.4 Excellent (1,676 reviews)
C$ 36+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Glow Worm Accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: A very nice location, quiet and easy to find. Large kitchen.
Cons: Soap not refilled in bathrooms. Rooms quite small. Otherwise no other concerns.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hostel owner was suuuper friendly, kitchen was incredibly clean and a good chilled vibe. The free breakfast, soup and popcorn were good too. The people in the hostel are very mixed age wise, which gives interesting conversations but also enough space to create time for yourself
Cons: No lock on the bathroom door in our room
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and good value for money
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly, extra touches like free soup for dinner and popcorn any time. Rooms where small but had everything you need and was within walking distance of all the town has to offer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Glad we stayed there :)
1.0 Poor
Cons: I was issued only one key for me and my wife. Unfortunately I left it on my bed and locked the door behind. I tried hard for help (it was raining and cold), yet the receptionist had gone home. There was no one in charge in the office at that time (about 9 p.m.). Neither was there any contact phone number (except for the one of the closed office - it kept ringing yet no one answered of course). So there was no way I could get back to my room. I was desperate for more than half an hour before I found one room marked "Private Property" and a former staff came out and managed to help me unlock my door. The next morning when I reported the serious issue to another receptionist, she just smiled and said "Now you've learned a lessson". What a nightmare!
6.0 Good
Pros: Nice communal area and in the evening complimentary veg soup. Friendly staff
Cons: Small room
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely, cozy hostel. The soup in the evening was a lovely touch!
Cons: the guy who slept above me snored without stopping for three nights, but this was not the hostel's fault!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff really helpful when I had to leave early to try and get a flight home. Free breakfast and free evening soup
Cons: The hot tub needed a good clean apart from that it was spotless
Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
7
9.3 Excellent (904 reviews)
C$ 215+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Glacier Hot Pools and 6 minutes by foot from Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect! Thankyou
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A lovely, spacious, clean ground floor apartment within a quiet and safe complex close to the shops, bars, restaurants and travel/tour agencies.
Cons: Nothing, everything was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean spacious and well appointed
Cons: All good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: We had 2 very big rooms, each with king size beds and a tv. Comprehensive kitchen and facilities. Jacuzzi bath and shower in modern bathroom. Good access to Franz Joseph glacier and Okarito. Very helpful hosts, Peter and Pam.
Cons: It is a motel so perhaps I shouldn't criticise, but the breakfast is basic continental or for extra, full continental with tinned fruit. We bought fresh fruit and yoghurt to add to the basic version.
7.0 Good
Cons: Entrance to room via patio doors, covering full side of the room, straight onto car park
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice room near to centre of town.
Franz Josef Oasis - Franz Josef Glacier
8
9.2 Excellent (1,407 reviews)
C$ 224+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Franz Josef Oasis in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Te Wahipounamu and a 4-minute drive from Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: Clean, tidy, great location. Excellent breakfast delivered to us. Pity the restaurant wasnt open but a short drive to the township for an excellent meal at The Landing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Room was Beautiful!
Cons: The staff forgot to tell us breakfast was included...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hotel
Cons: Excellent food
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Big room clean friendly staff great view
Cons: nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are spacious with a coffee table seating and a small dining table. The bathroom is quite spacious and the jacuzzi is just amazing after a long day. The view outside is scenic and beautiful. Very ideally located and the main street is a 5 min drive.
Cons: The breakfast could be better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were new and clean. Staff was wonderful!
Cons: It was a couple miles/km out of main area, but if you have a car, great option at ver reasonable price...
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was spacious and clean with a great outlook of the garden. The location, whilst a few minutes out of Franz Joseph, was quiet and relaxing. Lastly, the team looked after us and was most helpful given the turn of events due to the recent COVID crisis. On our last day they assisted with providing breakfast prior to our long drive back to Christchurch. Thanks.
7.0 Good
Pros: Clean and quiet
Cons: Property relatively new, but room very simple in set-up ( like a highway motel). Not luxurious at all. Washing cloths at extra costs for an already expensive accommodation shows what they think about tourists. Staff “friendly “ but not really helpful when it comes to it(motivation issues?). Not a place to return.
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Very Beautiful property. Super clean. Nice location. Lots of competition in area with location, though, so cannot compare. Great front end staff. Did not stay for Breakfast, so cannot answer to quality. It was really quiet. Huge bed and very comfy. These owners care about their property. We have traveled for over 7 years and you win lots and lose lots, this is definitely on the winner side.
7.0 Good
Pros: Lovely fresh and clean rooms, breakfast was excellent and the pictures on the wall in the restaurant were magnificent.
Cons: The sheer curtains and blockout curtains seemed to be around the wrong way. They made access to the rooms difficult and were a bit too long for the windows.
The Terrace - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
9
8.8 Excellent (663 reviews)
C$ 147+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Terrace, you'll be centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier, within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include express check-out, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The amenities around it
Cons: NA
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was in a great location within walking distance to the town, restaurants and tourist attractions. The bed was very comfortable, so too the room. Parking was easy, just outside the door.
Cons: I would imagine it could be cold in winter as it has glass doors on either side of the unit and not a lot of heating options. We were not staying in winter, but it was cold in the morning!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Considering the size of the entire town the location is very central and very close to all restaurants and bars and other attractions, tours, including the Glacier hike and the hot pools. Lovely bathroom, the room comfortable, good parking, laundry facilities available. Good value for money.
Cons: n/a
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, clean, comfortable. Staff were exceptional
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely and clean, very excellent staff! Would recommend this place highly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bathroom with large walk in shower was great. Close to Helicopter flight onto glacier. Landings restaurant was great and 5 minutes walk.
Cons: Nothing really.
10 Cottages - Franz Josef Glacier - Outdoors view
10
8.7 Excellent (635 reviews)
C$ 105+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at 10 Cottages, you'll be centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier, steps from Westcoast Wildlife Centre and within a 10-minute walk of Glacier Hot Pools. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice location, good views of the mountains. Warm and easy to heat.
Cons: Shower took a good while for the warm water to come through. Hot and cold were back to front. Bathroom as a whole was aged and worn.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable accommodation
Cons: Parking outside our room not an option in very heavy rain
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Container style, efficiency, convenience to downtown.
Cons: Gravel driveway is difficult with roller bags
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice cottage adjacent to motel. Good location within walking distance to restaurants, helicopter flights and shops. Friendly and very helpful front desk advised us on discounted glacier flights we could get booked through them in advance. Coin-operated washing machine/tumble dryer available for guests.
Cons: Mountain View from little terrace could have been better, but trees grow over the time...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and friendly staff. Large three bedroom house. New bathroom. Very clean.
Cons: The House was a bit lacking in decor and atmosphere. The shower pressure was quite weak. However the house was large in size and very comfortable. It had everything we needed and location was excellent.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Location, quiet, cleanliness.
Cons: Too many windows. Scarce insulation (heat and noise). Very poor wifi.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic 3 bedroomed cottage, very large living room, ample space for 2 couples travelling together. Quiet location, easy walk to the main area. Very comfortable beds, lovely linen, separate toilet, walk-in shower.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Helpful staff who came immediately to fix problems, good location in middle of town, comfortable beds.
Cons: Tiny kitchen, tiny bathroom, only one bathroom in a cottage that sleeps 6 people.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Good view and location in centre of town.
Cons: Closeness to other cabins and tight parking
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Room cold on arrival
Punga Grove - Franz Josef Glacier
11
9.0 Excellent (454 reviews)
C$ 156+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Punga Grove in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Warm welcome from friendly staff, good explanation of township facilities plus free map & milk for tea . Great location for shops & bars etc.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Welcoming owners, very complete room, nice & cosy. Close to town yet amidst the greens! And a gas heater to take off the first chills! Wouldn’t mind hanging around here when it would be pouring rain outside, but it didn’t..
Cons: None, all good!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very convenient location, short walk to the glacier hotpools and information site. Close to restaurants and shops too. Very comfortable room with lots of nice little touches, such as lots of suggestions for rainy day activities. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good laundry with two large washing machines and driers. Nice ensuite bathroom. Good kitchenette.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean well maintained and comfortable beds great location
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Had all key facilities for a transit 2 night stay or more, located in town centre so handy to all bars and few cafe restaurants?
Cons: Easy parking and very spacious
Glacier View Motel - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
12
7.9 Good (522 reviews)
C$ 157+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Glacier View Motel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great view of the glacier and the motel owners where onto it with covid 19.
6.7 Good
Pros: We could see the glacier from the motel & it was very quiet here. Also, stargazing was fabulous here.
Cons: The bed was too soft & we sere worried about no smoke alarm in the unit.
7.0 Good
Pros: Value for money.
Cons: Lack of electric blanket.
4.0 Okay
Pros: Car parking right outside door.
Cons: Puddling across bathroom floor from shower, small bed with bouncy mattress, slow & patchy wifi, tumble drier in guest laundry didn't dry clothes properly even after several extra $2 coins. This was the highest nightly rate of the 16 similarly equipped accommodations that we stayed in on our trip round New Zealand, but didn't deliver the quality to justify that rate.
7.0 Good
Pros: It was comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. Good shower. The location was scenic and there was outdoor facilities. The staff were helpful and friendly.
Cons: Good standard for price range. The exteriors need some maintenance but realise it is a harsh climate for buildings.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice place,very quite .
Cons: All was good.
7.9 Good
Pros: It was in a lovely location with a farm right behind it and beautiful views of the glaciers
Cons: It was a little far from the town

Best rooms in Franz Josef Glacier

Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
1
9.3 Excellent (904 reviews)
C$ 215+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Glacier Hot Pools and 6 minutes by foot from Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect! Thankyou
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A lovely, spacious, clean ground floor apartment within a quiet and safe complex close to the shops, bars, restaurants and travel/tour agencies.
Cons: Nothing, everything was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean spacious and well appointed
Cons: All good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: We had 2 very big rooms, each with king size beds and a tv. Comprehensive kitchen and facilities. Jacuzzi bath and shower in modern bathroom. Good access to Franz Joseph glacier and Okarito. Very helpful hosts, Peter and Pam.
Cons: It is a motel so perhaps I shouldn't criticise, but the breakfast is basic continental or for extra, full continental with tinned fruit. We bought fresh fruit and yoghurt to add to the basic version.
7.0 Good
Cons: Entrance to room via patio doors, covering full side of the room, straight onto car park
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice room near to centre of town.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier - Outdoors view
2
8.9 Excellent (215 reviews)
C$ 757+
Overview
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ideal place for you to reconnect with nature and the dramatic surroundings, offering an unparalleled example of sustainable accommodation. Our four wings join together to enclose an area of dense native rainforest, ensuring a sense of privacy. Our specially personalised reception area and array of in-room features and facilities give you choice, and a feeling of total relaxation, while the exquisite Canopy Restaurant serves 5 course degustation dinner.
Yha Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (881 reviews)
C$ 76+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the staffs was very helpful and great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing! Clean, nice furniture, incredibly accomodating staff, very comfortable bedding
Cons: Nothing I didn't like!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff friendly, location great and facilities brilliant
Cons: Could be noisy but not terrible
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Got off to a bad start here as the room we were supposed to check into (6 bed dorm) already had 5 people in it when it was supposed to have 4. After a few minutes of the receptionist deliberating what to do she decided to give us our own room for the 2 nights that we were staying (this is where it went uphill.)
7.0 Good
Pros: facilities in kitchen is multiple and diverse, but some stove cannot work (or it work but I don't know how to operate)
7.0 Good
Pros: There were great facilities including a huge kitchen. The room and other places were really clean.
Cons: It felt like we were staying in a hospital/GP with everywhere having a very clinical feel to it.
7.4 Good
Pros: Large youth hostile enviroment , huge kitchen facilities well stocked. Very quiet and overall clean.
Cons: No one was there to check in, but they left the key in an Envelope so Not a problem. But there were no parking spots left when we arrived. There were people in front of the hostile camping in the street. The doors were left open to the patio which flowed to the lounge kitchen and into hallways with rooms and bathrooms. Thus it seemed it was open access to all who cared to walk in From the street.
The Terrace - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
4
8.8 Excellent (663 reviews)
C$ 147+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Terrace, you'll be centrally located in Franz Josef Glacier, within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include express check-out, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The amenities around it
Cons: NA
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was in a great location within walking distance to the town, restaurants and tourist attractions. The bed was very comfortable, so too the room. Parking was easy, just outside the door.
Cons: I would imagine it could be cold in winter as it has glass doors on either side of the unit and not a lot of heating options. We were not staying in winter, but it was cold in the morning!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Considering the size of the entire town the location is very central and very close to all restaurants and bars and other attractions, tours, including the Glacier hike and the hot pools. Lovely bathroom, the room comfortable, good parking, laundry facilities available. Good value for money.
Cons: n/a
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, clean, comfortable. Staff were exceptional
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely and clean, very excellent staff! Would recommend this place highly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bathroom with large walk in shower was great. Close to Helicopter flight onto glacier. Landings restaurant was great and 5 minutes walk.
Cons: Nothing really.

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Yha Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
1
8.9 Excellent (881 reviews)
C$ 76+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at YHA Franz Josef - Hostel in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the staffs was very helpful and great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing! Clean, nice furniture, incredibly accomodating staff, very comfortable bedding
Cons: Nothing I didn't like!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff friendly, location great and facilities brilliant
Cons: Could be noisy but not terrible
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Got off to a bad start here as the room we were supposed to check into (6 bed dorm) already had 5 people in it when it was supposed to have 4. After a few minutes of the receptionist deliberating what to do she decided to give us our own room for the 2 nights that we were staying (this is where it went uphill.)
7.0 Good
Pros: facilities in kitchen is multiple and diverse, but some stove cannot work (or it work but I don't know how to operate)
7.0 Good
Pros: There were great facilities including a huge kitchen. The room and other places were really clean.
Cons: It felt like we were staying in a hospital/GP with everywhere having a very clinical feel to it.
7.4 Good
Pros: Large youth hostile enviroment , huge kitchen facilities well stocked. Very quiet and overall clean.
Cons: No one was there to check in, but they left the key in an Envelope so Not a problem. But there were no parking spots left when we arrived. There were people in front of the hostile camping in the street. The doors were left open to the patio which flowed to the lounge kitchen and into hallways with rooms and bathrooms. Thus it seemed it was open access to all who cared to walk in From the street.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat - Franz Josef Glacier - Outdoors view
2
8.9 Excellent (215 reviews)
C$ 757+
Overview
Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the ideal place for you to reconnect with nature and the dramatic surroundings, offering an unparalleled example of sustainable accommodation. Our four wings join together to enclose an area of dense native rainforest, ensuring a sense of privacy. Our specially personalised reception area and array of in-room features and facilities give you choice, and a feeling of total relaxation, while the exquisite Canopy Restaurant serves 5 course degustation dinner.
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
3
8.4 Excellent (749 reviews)
C$ 344+
Overview Reviews
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier offers everything you need to explore this dramatic region in style and comfort. With two restaurants, serving hearty, West Coast fare, and the Moa Bar with its open fireplace, you are never without choice. Plus, the nearby hot pools and the Amaia Luxury Spa ensure you can enjoy time out to rejuvenate. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and our visitor information and booking service will help you make the most of your time in Glacier Country.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very cosy, nice tea and coffee supplies. Nice bathroom.Close to shops.
Cons: I wanted a toaster lol
7.9 Good
Pros: Our room was clean and quite comfortable, although we had 2 beds and swapped after the first night as the mattress was better in the 2nd bed! Lousy pillows, but I havent found a good one yet so that's not a reflection on the hotel really. Great view from our room, and an excellent location close to everything.
Cons: It's a big hotel and there were a lot of tour buses coming and going while we were there, so if you prefer a quieter hotel off the beaten track, this isn't for you.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Room is an average hotel room. The location is great but window has to be open to get some air and was VERY loud as located next to a bar that stays open quite late. If you stay there then ask for a room away from The Landing.
Cons: Room a bit tired. Mattress quite soft.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfy and beautiful
7.1 Good
Pros: Good modern hotel/motel in excellent location.
Cons: A bit priced
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Very basic room TV stations few
Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge - Franz Josef Glacier - Building
4
8.2 Excellent (2,025 reviews)
C$ 34+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge in Franz Josef Glacier, you'll be in a national park, within a 15-minute drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Te Wahipounamu. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Good Wifi.
Cons: Small, just a bed in a room. You can pay another 20 dollars and not share a toilet.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice staff and free breakfast (maybe also soup in the winter). You could lend dvds and hot tub!
Cons: To few bathrooms/showers and tv-room, kitchen and dining area is at the same place...
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and tidy room and bathroom. Good communal cooking kitchen and eating area. Comfortable bed. Good heating
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was a nice and well kept lodge. The staff were very friendly and gave us an upgrade to an en-suite.
Cons: The showers from upstairs can be heard in the room.
5.0 Okay
Pros: good location close to shops, activity providers etc
Cons: Kitchen facilities were not sufficiently clean- Pots and pans not well cleaned by users, sink sponges were dirty /unhygienic, tea towels were old stained Could have better recycling facilities No soap, paper towel ,sanitizer in bathrooms
8.0 Excellent
Pros: comfortable beds, rooms have mostly windows, big kitchen area
Cons: small rooms
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was a good size and was clean and tidy. The lodge is large with many rooms but is spacious and the dorms are in a separate building to the private rooms which is good for keeping noise down. Well stocked kitchen. Nice staff helped us change our booking at last minute.