Sums up Greymouth: tatty and decrepit. The owner seemed to think that the price was reasonable but clearly hasn't realised that hostels have moved on a little in their spec and upkeep in recent years. Took one look round the place (both the hostel and the entire town) and decided to drive on 2 hours further to Franz Josef where for a dollar per night more we got something like from another planet. Talking to other travellers further round the South Island, they all raised an eyebrow and a chuckle at mention of this place.
- 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