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Noah's Ark Backpackers

16 Chapel St, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Picton, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very clean and friendly place. My wife and I stayed in a double room and all was good plenty of space and a comfy bed. The showers were clean and plenty of hot water. The staff were happy to help and kept the fire burning nice in the common room. The kitchen has plenty of pots pans... More

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After long hikes in Abel Tasman it was nice to arrive at the clean and warm Ark. It has animal themed rooms, complementary breakfast, great hot water service and really large rooms. The bunk beds were a little bit uncomfortable but the single beds looked pretty nice. Nice fully equipped kitchen which everyone kept clean. Fireplaces for snuggling and eating... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place was great, the quirky themed rooms (we stayed in the COW room with fresian blankets, pillows and pictures of cows on the walls). The staff were all really helpful and even accommodated storing our bikes even though we were leaving outside of office hours when we couldn't access the garage facilities that they had. Toast and coffee was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

When I got in to Noah's Arc Backpack, I was addicted to its beautiful decoration on the wall and there is a big dog, Bez sat in front of the reception. It seems like to greeting me! There are so many types of rooms for back packer such as "Tiger", "Monkey", "Penguin". All the rooms have different painting and design,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Big elegant house (ex Catholic manse?) with high ceilings, wonderful ornate staircase and extravagant timberwork. Big floppy friendly dog (everyone appears to love the dog) and wonderful animal themed rooms with murals. Efficient laundry and well appointed kitchen. Nice atmosphere, very helpful staff. Greymouth isnt NZ's most thrilling town (the name fits) but this place is big, bright and cheerful.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Noah's Ark is not your run-of-the-mill backpackers. Each room is animal themed with crazy paintings on the wall (very fun). The toilets on the second floor are quite small with not enough showers. If the hostel was busier, this would have been an issue. The kitchen was well-equiped, but again quite small for the amount of guests staying there. There... More

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Perth, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Greymouth is a small city, keep in mind limited options. This hostel is a wide and old house. It has a well equipped and wide kitchen, there are few fireplaces in the rooms and a friendly staff. The shower is really good and there are several toilets around the house. The bedrooms are ok, the heaters turn off after few... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Out double room was a good size and clean. The staff are all very nice and friendly. The kitchen is a good size and well equipped. The two main communal areas are great for sitting in & meeting people - especially when the fire's on. It can get quite cold but the rooms have heaters and hot water bottles are... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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29 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

- Ok location - No free wifi - Good beds, bunks and singles - Can be more clean! - Friendly staff - Enough space and equipement in the kitchen - Medium size hostel - Oud building - stayed 3 nights - Will be here again

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Matt_Noahs, Owner at Noah's Ark Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and we appreciate your feedback! We do offer free Wifi for all guests. We provide 100mb free for each night you stay, with additional available at a cheap price. We have a daily limit because with NZ internet connections Unlimited = Slow and we want everyone to be able to enjoy it while they are... More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stayed one night in private double "Cat Room"- very cute, rooms animal themed. Bathroom facilities are adequate, not modern (building is an old monastery, heritage type-building), this is budget accomodation and was perfectly adequate for what we wanted. Good location in Greymouth, about 2min walk to town. Note no off street parking, but we managed to get a park out... More

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Address: 16 Chapel St, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
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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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