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Global Village Backpackers
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Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

We've stayed in a doubleroom and it was awesome! This is one of the greatest Hostels we've ever stayed at in nz!
Great location, 2min to new world, 5min to town. Its super clean and quiet! Very helpfull and friendly stuff!!! We loved it and recomend it to everyone!
Definitely our first choice if we ever stay in Greymouth again!
Thank you so much!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Fabian R
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Just a short walk from the centre of Greymouth, this place is heaven and peaceful. We came of the Avelange Peak after a long day of hiking and travelling and found the well deserved rest here. Lovely and warm, the owners are just lovely and so helpful - nothing could be too much to ask for.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Finn M
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

The best, cutest, friendliest and cleanest hostel I have ever stayed and believe me I stayed in many during my world trip. Too bad this hostel isn´t located at another place, because Greymouth isn´t really worth staying for. Anyway...congratulations to the Global Village staff, great job to make Greymouth at least a bit attractive ;-)

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MrTravelAllAround
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

1) their kitchen has everything you need. There might will be fresh eggs and bread int he morning.
2) The couple is in their 40,50s. The lady is very nice and gentle when we met her. The husband was having a bad day, I guess, he did not speak much.
3) They run the hostel like their own house, which is a really nice thing. You feel 'home'... I did.
4) There is a Ausi or Africa theme in their decorations around the house. We bought some too at really good price.
5) not easy to get to if you do not have a car.
6) They have a sauna/swimming pool, but you have to pay to use it for a limited number of hours. We did not use it.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank ASD A
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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
Thank Hannah C
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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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Thank Julie O
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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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Thank SajW
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Address: 42-54 Cowper Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Hotel Style:
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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