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Global Village Backpackers
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“great place to relax”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

A lovely, relaxing, chilled hostel, with great travelling charm and décor throughout. The kitchen set up was great and everything really accessible. Bedrooms spacious and own light, plug socket and mini shelf per bunk-really nice addition. Even great to have pretty and new looking linen! Thanks-probably my fav hostel in NZ.

Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Very character and stylish place, very home atmosphere. If you were a hippie in your previous (or the current) life, you will just fall in love with this place! And one of the cleanest kitchens I have seen staying at backpackers around New Zealand :)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed here for one night with our daughter and her boyfriend whilst touring the South Island. We booked double rooms. There is an African theme throughout, which includes the decor, but the hostel has a warm, homely feel. There is a large lounge with wood burning stove, a huge, extremely well- equipped kitchen with separate dining area. The bathrooms and toilets are well-equipped, as are the bedrooms. Every area of the hostel is spotlessly clean. Simon who greeted us at reception on our arrival was very friendly and helpful. The hostel appeared to be run very efficiently and was a calm, relaxed, enjoyable place to stay. I wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely to be recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

We originally planned on staying just the 2 nights but this hostel is sooooo homey that we booked an extra 2 nights. My boyfriend and I booked a double room which was spacious and decorated perfectly. The whole hostel has an African theme which is carried throughout. Free kayaks and bikes to use. We paid $5 for the use of the sauna which is a lovely touch to the hostel. The whole place has an upmarket feel for a backpackers. The staff was extremely helpful with local attractions and just nice to chat to. Great little hostel, would have stayed longer had we not had to get to Christchurch. Highly recommend for anyone to stay at.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Figeac, France
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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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...

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Livingston, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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Cork,Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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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Property: Global Village Backpackers
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Village Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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