Set against a backdrop of rainforest and mountain, YHA Franz Josef Glacier features a fully equipped shared kitchen and a guest lounge with satellite TV. Facilities include a pool table, BBQ area and a sauna. YHA Franz Josef Hostel is a 10-minute drive from the Franz Josef Glacier and a 20-minute drive from Fox Glacier. The travel desk can provide advice about the South Island and New Zealand’s West Coast. The guest lounge room features a flat-screen TV and DVD player with DVDs. The open-plan lounge/dining room includes a piano and open fireplace. Bike storage and a laundry/drying room are also available. YHA Franz Josef Glacier is a 2014 Winner – Certificate of Excellence (Trip Advisor) and offers backpacker accommodation with a choice of shared or private rooms. All rooms are heated and some have an en suite bathroom.