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4.5 out of 5

"Reminded me how much I enjoy staying at hostels - one of the nicest I've ever stayed in! Thoroughly recommended. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 06 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge places you steps from Our Lady of the Alps and within a short 5-minute stroll of Westcoast Wildlife Centre. Highlights at this hostel include free continental breakfast, free self parking and a spa tub.

Free WiFi are featured in all 20 rooms.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library and a terrace. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

With a stay at this Franz Josef Glacier hostel, you'll be 5.2 km (3.2 mi) from Franz Josef Glacier.

Standard Double Bed (Shared bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$96* Per night/room 9 Dec. - 10 Dec.

Queen Bed Room Ensuite (Private Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bed in 4 Bed Mix Dormitory Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Bed Room (Private bathroom)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bed in 6 Bed Dormitory Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Twin Bed (Shared bathroom)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge

Everyone (23) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Check in was easy and efficient. The rooms were secure, clean and had everything we needed. Breakfast included in the price was great.

Posted by on 6 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
I liked the feeling of community. Staff and guests were friendly. The walls were very comfortable thin so sound was an issue when sleep was needed.

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
This hostel was great. We had a private double room with shared bathroom. Very clean, provided towels and basic toiletries, arrangements for late check-in. Great location.

Posted by on 2 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Easy going staff, small dorms with great views good breakfast

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
First time ever stayed at a backpackers I’m 63yo I was pleasantly surprised, greeted by welcome staff, reasonable size room, excellent bed, bathroom next door share, included breakfast I’ll look at these type of facilities in future Very happy

Posted by , from Adelaide Australia on 14 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5
Reminded me how much I enjoy staying at hostels - one of the nicest I've ever stayed in! Thoroughly recommended.

Posted by , from Australia on 6 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5
Great experience, great facilities, close to everything, great staff! Would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Sydney on 5 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel, handy location!!

Pros: As mentioned earlier, excellent and very accommodating staff and kitchen facility comes very handy.
Cons: Only one thing I would recommend is to perhaps have wheel stoppers on the bed as moved very easily and found them to be an OSH issue as the wheels rol
Location: Very handy. Close to all shops and restaurants and only about 4-5kms from the glacier.
Great accommodation facility. Had only booked for a night for a stopover purpose but was impressed with the service and accommodation facility altogether. There is a common kitchen and lounge area and very tidy and found to be well equipped for anyone to use it. Complimentary soup service on a cold winter night, was the best gesture their side I believe. Also, staff are very accommodating. As mentioned earlier, we were only stopping by for a night and had Ro leave early in the morning and staff kindly offered to put out breakfast half an hour earlier, so we could have breakfast before we left early in the morning. Overall, a great experience.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2018

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4 out of 5
Great location and the reception staff were very helpful, even walking us to our room. The noisy neighbours were the only disappointing thing.

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2018

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About the Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge

Location 9 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast 7856

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A hot tub, a library, and a terrace are also featured at Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Franz Josef Glacier hostel is smoke free.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 2005
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Hokitika (HKK) (136 km / 84.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge offers 20 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Communal kitchen
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hostel include a spa tub.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Reception hours are 8 AM-8 PM. Guests planning to arrive outside of these hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • UnionPay

Hotel Names

  • Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Franz Josef Glacier
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  • Franz Josef Montrose Franz Josef Glacier
  • Franz Josef Montrose Hostel Lodge Franz Josef Glacier
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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