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Global Village Backpackers
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Really lovely hostel with a great decoration! Even on a rainy day, it seems to be sunny thanks to the colors inside!! Highly recommended for every backpacker stopping in Greymouth! Free tea and coffee, you can rent fishing gear for free and so much more...

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Reviewed 15 May 2013

I've stayed in my fair share of hostels in my time, and none have ever come close to the standard of global village. They pick up/drop off from the bus or train, Simon is very helpful and knowledgeable too. The atmosphere is great; wood burning fire in the lounge, and a decent movie collection for those who want to chill. Add to this, free kayak use, free bike hire, a sauna and jacuzzi and you're almost in a hotel but more personalised! Kitchen is clean and well equipped, and the rooms are very fresh and clean, with some unusual finishing touches! Only downfall is that its not in town...not such a bad thing really!

Room Tip: All rooms are spacious, best is a four bed dorm though
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Cant say enough good things here, one of the best backpackers i have ever stayed. fantastic staff who went above and beyond to help us with a lost drivers licence, the room was quirky fun and clean, the kitchen, living room bathrooms were great, hot tub outside, smoking area, free kayaks and bikes, cheap rooms, 10 of of 10. loved it

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

I can say with absolute certainty that this is the BEST hostel I have ever been. I can't honestly think of something bad about it, except that I couldn't take it with me so I could sleep there every night for the rest of my trip. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but when you enter it is like the hidden gem in the desert. It is truly an oasis for travelers, it is clean but colorful, relaxed but intellectual. You have everything you need and everything is well organized in your room the bathroom and the kitchen. Like that was not enough for the price you pay, you also get FREE bikes and kayaks. It has its own spa, sauna and fitness room. In all the hostels that I have been in different countries and continents this is simply the best. If your are in NZ south island west cost, staying a night here should be pat of your itinerary.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

One of my favorite hostels on the west coast.

It's all very comfortable, the dorm room was nice and spacious and the beds were comfortable.

The free kayak and bike hire was brilliant, I spent an hour or so floating around in the harbour watching the sunset with a few friends and a couple of beers.

My only request to the management, please turn off the music in the social area.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are not really the backpacker type but have been staying in hostels whilst travelling up the West Coast. I don't often review places but this hostel is truly excellent and I want to recommend it to others, particularly other non-typical backpackers. We stayed in a double room it was big, clean & had a really comfortable bed. We did not have an en suite but the communal bathrooms (girls one and a boys one) were really nice and the showers powerful. The manager was friendly & helpful. The facilities were amazing, a gym, a hot tub, kayaks, bikes, a movie room. The kitchen had more utensils than I have at home and it was never too busy. The only thing I could fault is Greymouth itself, it's not all that great on a rainy Sunday! I would definitely recommend this hostel, especially to those who are a bit apprehensive about staying in a backpackers, I guarantee this accommodation is better than most hotels.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

This place is colorful, eclectic, vibrant, and welcoming. It's like Disney-does-Bohemian, where the place looks like a hippie hangout run by clean-cut "cast members." Each room has its own character, furnished with objets d'art from all over the world. Simon the host remembers your name and logs everyone in on a blackboard in the lounge in case guests want to socialize. There are patios here and there, a generous-sized kitchen with beautiful, bright-colored clay dishes, and well-maintained bathrooms. The whole place has a feeling of environmental awareness and community, where everything is recycled and diversity is celebrated. It's a short drive or ride on one of their free bikes to see the sun set over the ocean, and Simon will tell you exactly what time it sets each day. He'll also sell you milk if you need some for your morning cereal! I would have stayed longer.

Room Tip: Since each room is so individual, ask to see all the rooms that are available before choosing!
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 42-54 Cowper Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
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Ranked #2 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Greymouth
Price Range: £17 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Village Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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