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Neptunes International Backpackers

43 Gresson St, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014
요한 김 Queenstown, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

They are so nice people. There was no vacancy the whole backpackers of Greymouth because it was the easter season. 'Neptunes' had no vacancy as well, but they offered me dining room with comfy sofa and heater for free. even gave me a free free wi-fi., unlimited one. so didn't have to sleep on the road, was still raining which... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

That is the nice way of putting it. We arrived here at a time when the owner had left and it was in the hands of the man we met. He was very helpful, but did not seem like he wanted to be in charge of a hostel. To be fair to him, he ran it nevertheless. The hostel itself... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here during our visit for the hokitika wild foods fest because most places in hokitika were booked or too expensive. We chose to pay a little extra to have a private room, but weren't expecting much based on previous reviews. The place was pretty run down, and I'm not entirely convinced the sheets were clean. The duvet was... More

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Westport, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Website and flyers promise a lot of things they simply do not have: A spa pool, free bikes, free coffee, tea and spices, free bikes, free bakery goods etc. Yard is full of old stuff and if you want to camp you can build your tent right in the carpark - lovely! The rooms aren't any better, if you're lucky... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Website looked promising - big let down. Promised free bikes..but they were ALL broken. Yard full of junk, staff were backpackers that didn't know what was going on, kitchen was a nightmare, cooker and oven didn't work properly! The entire place was old and uncomfortable to stay in, bathrooms were not enticing to use and bed linen was not fully... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I stayed with my boyfriend one night in the Neptunes backpacker in Greymouth. I would really NOT recommend it. Only backpacker are working there. So at the reception, no one in able to answer any of your question. Where is my room " Oh you will find it insinde" "Wifi"? "Oh I don't know"...OK.. I had to ask the youg... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Only five-ten minute walk from main town. Large house with huge lounges and spacious kitchen, all kept clean. Several bathrooms and many rooms. We stayed in a small double room with its own sink, which was handy. Owner was nice, setting up fireworks for everyone on Bonfire Night. Free wifi vouchers much appreciated. Atmosphere was friendly. Quite quiet at night... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

That last review sums it up quite well really. Relatively clean but dingy and in dire need of some attention. No chimney falling off the roof in the night, just a burst water pipe in the ceiling that flooded the kitchen! Back yard full of junk. Threadbare linen and carpet. True, the staff were friendly and the kitchen was large... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Travelling on a hop-on-hop-off coach tour is a good way to get tips of places to see and places to stay. We were told how great this hostel was by one driver, and then how terribly awful it was by another. We weren't really sure what to expect. What we got was perfectly 'ok' - hence the average rating. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stayed here for one night to break up our trip along the south west coast of NZ. It's a bit run down but still a comfortable good value stay. The lounge area is quite nice to relax in the evening at. Rooms are clean and comfortable but our on the small side. Good location to anything that you want to... More

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Address: 43 Gresson St, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
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Overview.Superior Backpackers! We offer dorm rooms, double rooms, single rooms and family rooms. We have tent sites and power/unpowered campervan sites. We have 2 lounges with warm fires, All rooms have self controlled heaters. We are situated a short walk to the train/bus station and town centre. Freebies.We offer unlimited internet or/and wifi, you get user ID and password with your keys.Freshly made scones on site daily.All you can eat breakfast (winter)Free off street parking. We have a huge book exchange for you to get lost within the books!!Our pool table is a great way to socialise with a pool competition every night(summer and busy times), Bar tab for the winner and certificate. We do not charge for pool 24/7. Darts board. Spa pool. ... more   less 
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