I stayed here a couple of nights as I was heading up the West coast by bus and wanted to break up the journey. I'm glad I did as I was able to stay in this wonderful hostel.
As the name suggests, it's a veritable ark and each room has an animal theme. I got the 'Pig Room' - hopefully they weren't trying to tell me something.
The room (I booked a single) was massive, comfy, clean and had a nice double bed. All of the rest of the facilities (showers, toilets, kitchen, lounge etc) were similarly clean.
The staff were friendly and I was made to feel very welcome. The hostel is just a few minutes walk from town and from the bus stop which is at the train station. There's a handy supermarket just around the corner.
Greymouth might not be most people's choice for a stopover but there are a few nice walks in the area and if you want some company, you could even take Bez for a walk.
If you do decide to stay in Greymouth for a night or two, this is definitely the ark for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Noah's Ark provides warm and welcoming quality budget accommodation in a beautiful heritage building, just 100m from Greymouth town centre! Receive complementary 100mb high speed Internet access for every night you stay - so it's easy to stay in touch with family and friends or plan your trip ahead. (Use WiFi or our hostel PCs). From May to September our WINTER DEALS are on! Enjoy our free self-served breakfast of toast, spreads, tea and coffee, and if you are enjoying the cosy atmosphere we're making it easier to stay longer by giving you your fourth night free! (Conditions apply). While enjoying your stay at Noah's Ark you can relax in our luxurious spa pool, take in the west coast sunset from our balcony, or have a barbeque and then laze in the hammocks in our large garden. To explore the area we have some bikes that are free to use for you and you can give the new coastel cycleway a go! Or we can direct you to the local bushwalks and nearby beaches or advise you about the various adventure activities on offer. Noah's Ark was originally a monastery. It now offers characterful spacious private and shared rooms that are warm and comfortable, with self-controlled heaters, clean linen, duvets and spare blankets. The rooms are beautifully decorated with fun animal themes - you can choose from tigers, penguins, leopards and more. There are two log fires that keep things warm and cosy on cooler days and we have a large lounge with piano, guitar, cd collection, book swap and lots of games. There is a separate TV room with a big screen and comfy sofas and we have a collection of over 200 movies for you to choose from. Noah's Ark has a clean & fully equipped kitchen and are tea, coffee, sugar and spices are provided free for your convenience. We are located conveniently in a side street so it's quiet to relax but also only s short walk to the supermarket, train station and bus stops (5-7min). If you are wanting a homely, friendly atmosphere, great value and a warm welcome come to Noah's Ark. ... more less
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