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Global Village Backpackers

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42-54 Cowper Street, Greymouth, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to stay. As soon as we walked in Global host gave us a warm welcome and the homely feel was great. Rooms comfortable and warm with Plenty of power points a must for travelers. Rooms are centrally located close to beautiful bathrooms which are so so clean and fresh. Kitchen is well organised with everything you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fascinating place decorated with tribal artifacts and art from all over the world by the owners. beds were a bit hard for me but not to worry when everything else was so interesting. AMAZING communal kitchen VERY well organised and regularly cleaned by the staff who were mostly backpackers travelling through. it was a pleasure to come home to this... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This hostel tastes quite cool, I really liked that being nice and cozy!! I have tried free kayaking which was freezing last evening, but You are likely to enjoy and feel NZ. Lol Bed room is cool, those each of beds have individual light and a power plug which was really helpful. However, during the night was soo cold. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Bathrooms were pretty typical, beds were fairly comfy, location was ok, no wifi in the rooms (lobby only). Don't trust google directions, just look at the map to get there! The living area was very relaxing and the art work was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

It's an art gallery!The decoration and design are so unique. First thing first,friendly service. Bedroom is nice,the bed is soft.Kitchen is clean, all the foodware is organized properly,dining area is designed like a small cafe.Lounge is spacious and really comfortable. There are some musical instruments provided. Worth to stay:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a place of the best category. Not one of those that do the job, not one of the great places but one of the few ones you remember a lifetime. Even campers with a campervan of tent can stay here. You can see that the owners have put their love in every little detail and enable travelers to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Sadly Greymouth was pretty rainy and grey on our visit here, but this hostel was nice and warm and accommodating. The room was nice, warm, spacious and clean (our sheets smelled great) and the kitchen facilities were nice. The free wifi codes were a bonus too. The staff were helpful and friendly, more than happy to help us out with... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Exactly what a backpackers should be. We had a really wonderful time at this hostel thanks to the extremely helpful friendly owners. We got picked up from the train station and taken to the hostel and also Russell helped us with some paperwork we needed for our travels. All the facilities you could wish for are at this hostel, the... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed there for one night 2 months ago as we were biking the south island. We went through the different backpackers in town, and this one was the best! Very colourful and pleasant atmosphere. The rooms are great and make you feel like you are travelling the world. There is a nice garden along the river and you can... More 

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Jindabyne, Australia
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There's not much to do in Greymouth, it's more a stop before Paparoa or Nelson but this hostel well worth staying in! It's filled with sculptures, paintings, memorabilia from different countries around the world, heaps of maps. The room are really comfortable and for good value. Everything feels very homey and modern. Staff is awesome too, helpful and kind. It... More 

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