The Duke is an old hotel turned into a backpackers near the centre of the very (VERY) boring city Greymouth. Because the building is so old it's very noisy. We stayed in a double ensuite room with windom to a tiny courtyard. Many more windows of rooms and shared facilities (such as toilets) were adjecent to this courtyard, which enabled us (unfortunatly) to hear every toiletvisit of other guests. It also was and stayed very warm in our room, especially since we didn't feel comfortable leaving our windows open during the daytime when we weren't there (because of the courtyard).
The plus of this backpackers: big kitchen and it's all fairly clean and the helpfull owners.
The chairs in the diningroom/lounge were a true disaster and the windows are blinded which makes it a strange room to be in.
We stayed here for 3 nights and were happy to leave. Next time I'd definatly would not stay in Greymouth (nor in the Duke), but go to stay in Hokitika, which is a much more vibrant and interesting place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Duke Hostel is located in the very centre of Greymouth.All our guests enjoy FREE UNLIMITED WIFI & desktop, FREE BICYCLE, bread & jam in the morning, coffee & tea 24/7 and more.We offer wide selection of clean & comfortable accommodation including ensuite (private bathroom - the only hostel in Greymouth), double, twin, single, shared/dorm rooms and even a family room with ensuite.There is a big kitchen and a very spacious dining room, a TV room with big selection of movies and even a FREE pool table.The hosts are well experience travellers who do their best to make you enjoy your stay at Duke Hostel as well as your visit to Greymouth and the West Coast. ... more less
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