Franz Josef has grown from a small mountain town, near the eponymous glacier, to a place with the most adventure activities in New Zealand. You can hike to the glacier in half a day or a full day, go to the glacier by helicopter, or take scenic flights around it. The hostel is on the edge of the forest and has a mountain cabin style with fireplace, sauna access, a spacious living room and 2 kitchens. Also, it's a stop for all buses and transportation services that go through Franz Josef.
The YHA Greymouth can be found on a small hill in Greymouth, which is very convenient, because the river Grey sometimes floods. The YHA is a hostel located in an old wooden house very nice, with extensive facilities and a porch for smokers.
The curious name of Noah's Ark was given to this location ten years ago when the Grey River overflowed. This building was saved from the flood by being situated on high ground. Today is decorated and painted with animal motifs, and all of the rooms have animal names. I slept in the Kiwi room.
This YHA hostel is associated with the name Te Nikau Retreat, and is a true hideaway, as you don't even get mobile coverage in the middle of these forest where 9 houses and cottages are scattered in terms ofprivate, family and dormitory. The hostel area is a villa with 2 floors, 6 beds, two double bedrooms, a lounge and a large kitchen / dining
The Chateau Franz is one of the most popular backpacker accommodations in Franz Josef. It offers free use of the spa, a free soup and a fireplace. Accommodation options are varied. You can sleep in a room with up to six bed, an individual room or family cabins.
This hotel was constructed in 1993 and then remodeled in 2007. This 4-star complex consists of a ground floor with 11 modern units with an attractive design and decoration. It´s located on State Highway 6, just 1.5 miles north of Greymouth. All units are full equipped and are serviced daily. There are 2 executive suites with a spa bath.
The Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth is located in Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand. It has a wonderful restaurant where they prepare delicious dishes using ingredients from their own garden. The bar is open 24 hours a day where your guests can enjoy drinks after a long day. The room has High-speed Internet so guests can organize a nice day of sightseeing and touring around this pleasant hotel in New Zealand. Their bedrooms are fully equipped with the best facilities such as cable TV / satellite TV, minibar, fridge and tea / coffee making wireless Internet access, but it's not free.
The Ashley Hotel is located in Greymouth in West Coast, New Zealand. Demonstrating the warmth of the people of the area, this hotel offers facilities for both business and leisure travelers. The rooms are both comfortable and colorful and there´s also a bar and restaurant where you can sample local and international dishes.