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Noah's Ark Backpackers

16 Chapel St, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
nikkirollins Leicester, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here literally on route to elsewhere, but this is the hostel to stay in. A lovely welcoming host and gorgeous dog too. Rooms have high ceilings and make them feel roomy, good clean kitchen and social areas and a nice garden and veranda too.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay in this hostel. It was just one night, as we caught the TranzAlpine train the next day to Christchurch, but the hostel was one of the best we have stayed in, in NZ. It has a really great, tranquil vibe to it - nice big kitchen with nice big windows, and our room also had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First night off our trip after travelling from christchurch over arthurs pass was at this nice welcoming hostel run by a lovely husband and wife team. Good service, comfortable, clean and warm rooms. They were patient and always helpful. And our grandson loved playing with Bez the dog. The cheapest place we stayed but easily one of the best.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noah's Ark provides a very pleasant stay for backpackers. The rooms are animal themes and whilst I found the Cat Room quite creepy, it appeared clean and it had a television! However, the room is very cold and we needed the heater on in February. The kitchen is quite cramped, the bathrooms are ok and the dining room/lounge is not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stayed here a couple of nights as I was heading up the West coast by bus and wanted to break up the journey. I'm glad I did as I was able to stay in this wonderful hostel. As the name suggests, it's a veritable ark and each room has an animal theme. I got the 'Pig Room' - hopefully... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had a great stay here in a comfortable double room on our way north from Glacier country. The hostel was small but comfortable and homely. We really appreciated the free wireless and attractive gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

The place is very nice, very clean, nice high ceilings and tranquility environment. The piano if played by someone that know is very relaxing. Bez, the Labrador is very friendly and you can walk him. The owners are very nice. It was a very nice stay.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We came across this hostel when researching our trip to the South Island. We were intrigued by the name and the images of the rooms and decided to give it a try. We stayed in the Giraffe Room which was very spacious. This hostel is warm and comfortable, and we found the beds comfortable. It is a very short walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Very accommodating. They have almost everything you would need plus more including an iron, washer/dryer, games, fishing rods, etc. The dog is also awesome and you can take her on a walk if you want. If you want to stay for free, you can help clean rooms for a few hours as well. The beds aren't the most comfortable, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I wasn't a fan of greymouth- it was a last minute stop on the way down the west coast. However this hostel was so lovely that I'm glad I stayed there. Hostel is a short 5 min walk to the centre, and the place itself is great- each room having a theme- I stayed in the monkey room. Mixed dorms... More

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Address: 16 Chapel St, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Greymouth
Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 12 Specialty lodging in Greymouth
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Noah’s Ark provides warm and welcoming, quality budget accommodation in a beautiful heritage building, just 100m from Greymouth town centre! We welcome you with a voucher for free internet at Check-In! 100mb high speed internet access via wireless or on our hostel PCs. You can relax in our luxurious spa pool, take a bike to explore the new coastal cycleway, or use one if the fishing rods to catch yourself dinner! All for FREE! Noah's Ark was originally a monastery, it offers now characterful spacious private and shared rooms that are warm and comfortable, with self-controlled heaters, clean linen, duvets and spare blankets. The rooms are beautifully decorated with fun animal themes - you can choose from tigers, penguins, leopards and more.There are two log fires that keep things warm and cosy on cooler days and we have a large lounge with piano, guitar, cd collection, book swap and lots of games. There is a separate TV room with a huge screen and comfy sofas and we have a collection of over 200 movies for you to choose from. End your day relaxing in our luxurious spa, or you can enjoy a barbeque and then laze in the hammocks. ... more   less 
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