Accommodation in
Franz Josef

The township of Franz Josef is home to just 200 local residents and boasts an excellent range of accommodation options from campsites and backpackers to motels and hotels.

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Rainforest Retreat

Centrally located in the heart of Franz Josef Village is Rainforest Retreat. Nestled in six acres of idyllic native bush, Rainforest Retreat offers premium accommodation comprising of Tree Houses, Tree Lodges, Tree Huts and Park Motels; each unit was built exclusively to embrace its beautiful, secluded, natural environment. Facilities include Monsoon Bar & Restaurant on site, sauna and spa pools.

Freephone: 0800 873 346
Address: 46 Cron Street, Franz Josef
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Franz Josef Top 10 Holiday Park

In a quiet setting with excellent views, the Franz Josef TOP 10 Holiday Park has a great range of accommodation. We have a choice of cabins and self-contained Park Motels, spacious powered sites and plenty of grassy sites for tents. Facilities include gas BBQs, spas, TV lounge, with bikes and games for kids. Plan your stay with helpful advice from the reception staff.

Phone: +64 3 752 0735 Freephone: 0800 467 897
Address: 2902 Franz Josef Highway, PO Box 46, Franz Josef 7840
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Montrose Backpackers

Welcome to Montrose Accommodation and Backpackers. Nestled in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier Village, we are only a stones throw away from all the shops and activities available to you. This is a fun hostel for independent travelers/ families and groups.
Here at Montrose Accommodation and Backpackers, we offer clean, warm, modern, affordable accommodation, to fit all kinds of budgets. Surrounded by abundant rainforest and stunning mountain views we are a great choice for a place to stop for a night or two.

Phone: +64 3 752 0188 Freephone: 0800 666 876
Address: 9 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
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Glowworm Cottages

Let Glow worm Backpackers and Motels be your home away from home. We have a cozy log fire, spa pool, sky tv lounge, 24 hour internet and serve free homemade vegetable soup in the evenings.
Our friendly staff are always happy to help with local knowledge and activity information and with booking the next part of your journey.

Phone: +64 3 752 0172 Freephone: 0800 151 027
Address: 8 Cron Street, Franz Josef
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YHA Franz Josef

With the rainforest just outside its backdoor, YHA Franz Josef offers comfortable and modern accommodation. This is the perfect vase from which to take in the magnificent sights of the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, and dense rainforests of Westland National Park.

Phone: +64 3 752 0754
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Chateau Franz Backpackers

Chateau Franz is set amongst a Rainforest Backdrop with views of the Glacial Mountains and is conveniently located within walking distance to all bars, cafés, shops and pick up points. You need more than one day to experience all this amazing region has to offer.
At Chateau Franz Backpackers you will receive a unique West Coast experience and true West Coast hospitality in a friendly, fun environment.

Phone: +64 3 752 0738 Freephone: 0800 728372
Address: 8 Cron Street, Franz Josef
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Green Journeys

The best New Zealand accommodation; we have hand-picked lodges, luxury bed and breakfasts, self-contained cottages and chic retreats in stunning natural environments

Phone: +64 3 528 4664
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58 On Cron

Is ideally situated and just a short stroll into the main village business hub, enveloped by native bush enabling privacy of guests in a tranquil, peaceful relaxing setting those exausted from travel may wish to have a warm relaxing soak in the Glacier Hot Pools Complex directly opposite the Motel or meet the rare Row Kiwi at the West Coast Wildlife Centre a 2 minute walk away.

Freephone: 0800 662 766
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10 Cottages

All detached ensuite rooms backing on to native bush in a quiet residential location yet only 3 minutes walk to the centre of the Village, restaurants, tour activities and glow worm walks. Only 150 metres to the nearest restaurant. 
Free Wifi for the duration of your stay. Fully double glazed with electric blankets, flat screen tv's with satellite TV. Mini kitchens with microwaves, guest laundry and parking by your Cottages. Most Cottages offer views of snowy Mountains and rainforest. 


Phone: + 64 3 752 0211 Freephone: 0800 10 10 01
Address: 8 Graham Place, Franz Josef
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The Terrace

Closest Motel to the Centre of Franz Josef and free glowworm caves, yet on a quiet residential street. 3 Minutes walk from several restaurants, bars and 4 minutes to the hot pools. Set amidst views of snow capped mountains and rainforest covered hills, along with views of the Franz Josef Glacier. 
Free WIFI during your stay in all rooms.

We offer comfortable, 4 Star fully serviced rooms. All rooms are on ground floor with parking by your door, have tea and coffee making facilities, toasters and breakfast making facilities with plunger coffee, tea and electric blankets. Most have also hotplates and microwave ovens. 
Flat screen TV's with Sky TV in every room.

On-site guest laundry and BBQ area.


Phone: 64 3 752 0130 Freephone: 0800 83 77 22
Address: 15 Cowan Street, Franz Josef
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