YHA Franz Josef Glacier Backpackers
Nestled in rainforest on the outskirts of Westland Tai Poutini National Park, this laid-back hostel is a minute's walk from a bus stop and 5 km from Franz Josef Glacier.
Ranging from private rooms to mixed or single-sex dorms, all of the low-key accommodations have free Wi-Fi and shared bathrooms; some have wet bars or balconies. Private rooms add flat-screen TVs, and some have en suite bathrooms. Linens are provided.
Popcorn and parking are complimentary. Amenities include a guest kitchen, as well as a cosy TV lounge with a fireplace, a pool table and a piano. There's also a sauna, a guest laundry and a BBQ area, plus a campsite.