03 752 0738

8 Cron Street, Franz Josef, New Zealand +64 3 752 0738 franz@chateaunz.co.nz Check Availability

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Accommodation in Franz Josef

Chateau Backpackers & Motels offer a range of private motel rooms with ensuites, and the best high-end luxury dormitory rooms in Franz Josef with privacy pods.

All rooms include:
Free unlimited WiFi
Free breakfast
Free soup
Free international phone calls
Free spa pool & Fitness Room
Free pool table

Chateau is only a couple of minutes' walk to all of Franz Josef's facilities and tour operators.
Located on Cron Street in Franz Josef and just a 5-minute drive to the glacier car park.

Room Types

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Private Rooms

Chateau Motels has the best value-for-money private rooms available in Franz Josef.

They are the perfect solution for those who want some privacy but are travelling on a budget.


- Luxury queen-size beds,
- Kitchenettes,
- Heaters,
- Ensuites,
- Linen and towels,
- Complimentary milk and coffee,
- Complimentary toiletries,
- TV.

Tariff: From $65

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Backpacker Rooms

All of our dormitory beds are 'Privacy Pods', ensuring our guests have the privacy they need after a day heli-hiking on the glacier.

The pods are enclosed on three sides, with a curtain on the fourth.

Each pod contains:
- A double power socket with USB charging points,
- Individual reading lights.

Chateau has a selection of Pod room sizes that can accommodate 4, 5, or 6 people.

Tariff: From $22

Amenities and Affiliations



  • WiFi
  • 2 Barbecues, (1 Vegan only)
  • Parking
  • Breakfast
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa pool and Fitness Room
  • Pool table