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Global Village Backpackers

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42-54 Cowper Street, Greymouth, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Stony Creek, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stayed there the first time in 2006 and then several times after that. We thought it was great then, but never reviewed it. Now it's 2015 and stayed there again. I thought for sure it would have aged and deteriorated. Not so. It is still as clean and welcoming as it was many years ago. It is the most quiet,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were likely the eldest folks there but had fun. The pre-bookiing was a blessing as the facility was fully hooked. Our welcome included a good overview of the area from sunset views to eateries. Our room and the shared washrooms were spotless. The conversation with other travels in the roomy lounge was a marvelous collection of shared experiences. The... More 

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Northland Region, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

As soon as we arrived at this hostel (after a 10 hour journey) we felt welcomed. The man behind the desk was friendly and informative, sharing advice about things to do in the area and offering tips, like going down to the beach at sunset. The decor was great and the place was also really clean and spacious. Our bed... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I just did a road trip for two weeks with some friends and the global village was the best hostel. The house is very welcoming and has lots of lovely details. We stayed in a 5-bed dormroom and it was really tidy and clean. I´ve never seen such a nice bathroom in a hostel! Also the kitchen is really nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed there for one night in a 5-bed dormroom and it was really good. Everything was tidy and clean and really pretty. I've never seen a bathroom like this in a hostel. It was so clean! The whole hostel is created with a lot of details and you can see the love inside. It was really cool to sit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed 2x nights at Global Village in a private twin share room (Room 1) right next to the kitchen and bathroom area. Room was super clean, décor was lovely, kitchen/dining area is perfection - every utensil under the sun and always spotless. It was never noisy, staff were helpful and friendly, facilities were clean and accessible - good sized bathroom... More 

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