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27 Guinness St, Greymouth, New Zealand (Formerly Duke Backpackers)
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Duke Hostel

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On one hand, this hostel has a lot of pluses - free wifi (about the only place in new zealand that does) and soup and toast. On the other hand, we were pretty sure we got bitten while sleeping in those beds. The shower leaks into the room so the carpet is constantly damp by the door. The host was... More

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DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write the review. We are happy that you found us friendly and that you enjoyed the free Wifi and the free soup and toast. We check our beds on a daily base to insure no-one gets bitten so I don't think it's from our beds. Sorry about the leak... More

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a huge spectrum of what I enjoyed and know that most would not have experienced Greymouth and Duke Hostel like most others would. The hospitality of both Shoshy (the hostess) and the WWHOOFers was fun and inviting. My wife and I loved the town and location of Duke because you could get to anything with the free bikes... More

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DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks guys for staying here and for taking the time for such an informative review, we appreciate it a lot and love you positive attitude. We look forward to having you stay with us in the future. More

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night. Shoshy checked us in and we felt at home right away! The building is old, but that's a part of the charm! Pros: friendly host, good size rooms, free soup in the evening, free breakfast, free wifi, good sized kitchen with sharp knives. Cons: can't think of any. Thanks Shoshy! Hopefully see you in... More

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DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks guys for staying here and for the lovely review, it was great to have you here and hopefully we'll see you in Thailand very soon. More

Stuttgart, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value for money. We payed 68 nzd for a double room and everybody gets free wifi and free soup in the evening and toast with jam for breakfast. Tea and coffee all time! Thats makes it already so much worth to stay!! Owner and staff were very nice and friendly! The building is a little bit crazy at least... More

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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks Christine for staying with us and for writing such a wonderful review, we appreciate it a lot. Thanks to guests like you I feel like I have the best job in the world. Cheers, Dory More

Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I only stayed the one night at the Duke Hostel but will always remember the experience , I am a senior and probably only my second time in a hostel , but found Dori to make me feel part of the place as soon as I arrived , the room was of decent size , clean and comfortable as was... More

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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Wow!! Thanks Allan for staying with us and for taking the time to write this amazing review, it's guests like you that makes me feel that I have the best job in the world. I look forward to having you stay with us again. Cheers, Dory More

Julieb2007
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I stayed 1 night at the Duke Hostel and was pleasantly surprised how well equipped the hostel was, free Wifi (excellent signal), free toast and Jam in morning, free soup made upon our arrival - massive Kitchen/Dining area and nice spacious bar with Pool, Darts, Juke box and Bar!! Rooms were clean and tidy - we had an en-suite and... More

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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks Julie for staying with us and for taking the time to write such an excellent review, it is most appreciated. Cheers, Dory More

Ramat Gan, Israel
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Really lovely place that for some weird reason has a low BBH rating. The rooms have decent size and everything is clean. Best wifi connection I've seen in New Zealand, both fast and strong signal, works in the room. Dori is nice and helpful. I recommend this place.

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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks Andrey for staying with us and for taking the time to write such a good review, it was a pleasure to have you here More

North Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Wasn't that impressed with this backpackers, or Greymouth as a whole, which I think you could probably leave off most itineraries. The hostel is an old building, re-painted in bright colours. Rooms are of decent size, comfortable beds, and a large kitchen. However, on the whole I just wasn't that impressed, the whole place seemed a bit dark and dingy,... More

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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write the review. Also thanks for mentioning the decent size rooms, the comfortable beds, and the large kitchen. You are right, Greymouth does look industrial but the surrounding is what makes Greymouth attractive and that's why I always show guests things to do in the area when they check... More

Tzur yitzhak
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Duke hostel is defenitely the best hostel I stayed at in New Zealand. It is located right in the city center, a few minutes walk from a countdown supermarket, banks and restaurants. The owner and crew are very kind and helpful and helped us with everything we needed. Every evening you get a free delicious soup, and every morning bread... More

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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks guys for staying here and for taking the time to write this excellent review, It's been a pleasure to have you here with us. Keep being so positive, it's guests like you that keep me loving my job. More

Aachen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The hostel is very colorful and cozy and the place is tidy and well maintained. But the most important "feature" is the host. He is very welcoming and knows the whole area very well and had lots of recommandations what to do during my short stay. I had booked a normal double room, but he needed it for a bigger... More

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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time for such a wonderful review, it's really important to know that someone appreciates our work. Happy new year, Dory More

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Additional Information about Duke Hostel

Address: 27 Guinness St, Greymouth, New Zealand (Formerly Duke Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Greymouth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Specialty lodging in Greymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Duke Hostel is located in the very centre of Greymouth.All our guests enjoy FREE UNLIMITED WIFI & desktop, FREE BICYCLE, bread & jam in the morning, coffee & tea 24/7 and more.We offer wide selection of clean & comfortable accommodation including ensuite (private bathroom - the only hostel in Greymouth), double, twin, single, shared/dorm rooms and even a family room with ensuite.There is a big kitchen and a very spacious dining room, a TV room with big selection of movies and even a FREE pool table.The hosts are well experience travellers who do their best to make you enjoy your stay at Duke Hostel as well as your visit to Greymouth and the West Coast. ... more   less 
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