1. Glow Worm Accommodation
Let’s not beat around the bush. Free Wi-Fi, free vegetable soup in the evenings and free breakfast are all decent draw-cards for the Glow Worm Accommodation in Franz Josef. After a day on the glaciers, Glow Worm Accommodation is on a mission to make you as warm as possible with a free spa pool, log fire and cosy TV room with free popcorn. All of this is on top of your expected backpacker hostel facilities.
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2. Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat is a pretty huge accommodation complex nestled in beautiful Franz Josef rainforest. Campervan power sites and backpacker accommodation are included. As well as free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free hot tube and sauna, there are also regular pizza and beer deals at their on-site bar – one of the 9 Great Backpacker Bars in New Zealand.
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3. Franz Josef Montrose
Another hostel with free breakfast, free soup, free Wi-Fi and free movie and popcorn? You can count us in! Franz Josef Montrose has a good central location in Franz Josef close to all the essential services. There’s off-street parking available too – something worth noting in the busy but limited streets of Franz Josef.
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4. Chateau Backpacker & Motel
Enjoy your own space in the pod dorm rooms of the Chateau Backpacker & Motel. A pull-across curtain for each dorm bed with your own individual light, USB and plug socket. Find out more about pod hostels in What are Pod Hostels (and Why You Have to Try Them in New Zealand)? Plus, this is yet another hostel in Franz Josef with a generous offering of freebies including unlimited Wi-Fi, soup, breakfast and spa pool!
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5. YHA Franz Josef
On the edge of the rainforest, YHA Franz Josef has a stunning backdrop for your stay in Glacier Country. Relax in the free sauna or cosy up by the fire after a long day on the glaciers. YHA members benefit from free WiFi and discount. Find out more in BBH, YHA, BASE or NOMADS: What is the Best Hostel Network?
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