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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

As the other recent reviews noted, this backpackers is not very nice. I like old buildings, and it could be simple and charming, but it's not. The ceiling sagged in parts, the showers are cramped and unclean. Everything felt unclean. To top that off, a worker mentioned that he couldn't move to Around Mot or Nelson because of "the transients".... More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

The whole building is ugly and unpleasant to be in, made me feel really uncomfortable. Such a weird vibe, felt odd - it's a bit like The Shining. Felt depressed. The staff were friendly though and did their best. Sadly I got bed bugs there - there were tonnes of them so they must have been there a while -... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 May 2014

They are so nice people. There was no vacancy the whole backpackers of Greymouth because it was the easter season. 'Neptunes' had no vacancy as well, but they offered me dining room with comfy sofa and heater for free. even gave me a free free wi-fi., unlimited one. so didn't have to sleep on the road, was still raining which... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

That is the nice way of putting it. We arrived here at a time when the owner had left and it was in the hands of the man we met. He was very helpful, but did not seem like he wanted to be in charge of a hostel. To be fair to him, he ran it nevertheless. The hostel itself... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here during our visit for the hokitika wild foods fest because most places in hokitika were booked or too expensive. We chose to pay a little extra to have a private room, but weren't expecting much based on previous reviews. The place was pretty run down, and I'm not entirely convinced the sheets were clean. The duvet was... More 

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1 Thank Miriam W
Westport, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Website and flyers promise a lot of things they simply do not have: A spa pool, free bikes, free coffee, tea and spices, free bikes, free bakery goods etc. Yard is full of old stuff and if you want to camp you can build your tent right in the carpark - lovely! The rooms aren't any better, if you're lucky... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Website looked promising - big let down. Promised free bikes..but they were ALL broken. Yard full of junk, staff were backpackers that didn't know what was going on, kitchen was a nightmare, cooker and oven didn't work properly! The entire place was old and uncomfortable to stay in, bathrooms were not enticing to use and bed linen was not fully... More 

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1 Thank Daragh F
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2014

I stayed with my boyfriend one night in the Neptunes backpacker in Greymouth. I would really NOT recommend it. Only backpacker are working there. So at the reception, no one in able to answer any of your question. Where is my room " Oh you will find it insinde" "Wifi"? "Oh I don't know"...OK.. I had to ask the youg... More 

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1 Thank Al C
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Only five-ten minute walk from main town. Large house with huge lounges and spacious kitchen, all kept clean. Several bathrooms and many rooms. We stayed in a small double room with its own sink, which was handy. Owner was nice, setting up fireworks for everyone on Bonfire Night. Free wifi vouchers much appreciated. Atmosphere was friendly. Quite quiet at night... More 

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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

That last review sums it up quite well really. Relatively clean but dingy and in dire need of some attention. No chimney falling off the roof in the night, just a burst water pipe in the ceiling that flooded the kitchen! Back yard full of junk. Threadbare linen and carpet. True, the staff were friendly and the kitchen was large... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overview.Superior Backpackers! We offer dorm rooms, double rooms, single rooms and family rooms. We have tent sites and power/unpowered campervan sites. We have 2 lounges with warm fires, All rooms have self controlled heaters. We are situated a short walk to the train/bus station and town centre. Freebies.We offer unlimited internet or/and wifi, you get user ID and password with your keys.Freshly made scones on site daily.All you can eat breakfast (winter)Free off street parking. We have a huge book exchange for you to get lost within the books!!Our pool table is a great way to socialise with a pool competition every night(summer and busy times), Bar tab for the winner and certificate. We do not charge for pool 24/7. Darts board. Spa pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Neptunes International Backpackers

Address: 43 Gresson Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Price Range: £14 - £15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go to a different hostel!”
 of 5 bubbles Knute88, 18 Feb 2014 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be of similar quality”
 of 5 bubbles KattieMc, 20 Apr 2013 | Read review
“I've been in room 10 (double) and 12 (shared)- both sweet and room 12 has got single (no bunks) beds- how much better could it get??”
 of 5 bubbles KristinD125, 29 Jan 2013 | Read review
“My room description above applies to Room 9”
 of 5 bubbles spitze1982, 26 Jan 2013 | Read review
“ehm. I stayed in room 5, which is quite small. But I heard that room 4 is the smallest one and they only use it when they are no others left. I haven't stayed in any other room in Neptunes, so I can't compare it whith my room. Room 5 has no sink or private toilet, there are 6 beds in it and it's quite difficult to find enough space for all 6 backpacks...”
 of 5 bubbles AlinaLuzia, 2 Jan 2013 | Read review
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