We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 11 Greymouth accommodations

Global Village Backpackers

42-54 Cowper Street, Greymouth, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Global Village Backpackers to your Saves list
Global Village Backpackers
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Tarajensen1988 Mackay, Australia
Write a Review

115 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mackay, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a lovely little place to stay the art work everywhere on the walls. Had a lovely little patio with table and chairs. Nice kitchen guests where polite. Bit disappointed no free wifi. Had to pay. But nice and cheap.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostel had such a great communal feel. There’s a wonderful main room with a cozy fireplace and couches. There’s also a huge kitchen with multiple sinks, pots, pans, stoves, etc. that is available to guests. The kitchen was just perfect and there were fridges available to guests as well. We stayed in a private room, but had a shared... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Kansas
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay started with getting picked up from the train station, which was very helpful as the hostel is a bit out of town. The staff got me checked in very quickly and gave me a map of the area. There were bikes available for use (I never used one though). It seemed they put effort into separating people out... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic place- firstly walked in a bit late for check in, only for the keys at the reception to be labelled with my name on them all ready and waiting. They really thought about this! Entered the accommodation into an African decorated haven- it was exquisite! Like a hotel not a hostel- I wish I would have stayed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toowoomba, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was just what my son and I needed on a chill out weekend after a stressful week. From the moment we were picked up with the coutesy car, till we left we always felt welcolme. The bedrooms had a heater that was on when we arrived, the kitchen was a loverly big size, and the lounge with a wood... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, null, Singapore
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stayed in a four share room. The reception was very friendly and gave us the usual walk through with the map. He even gave me a new wifi slip when I lost my original one. Showers and toilets were good, though we had to climb up a flight of stairs to access them. Common room was nice and warm and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
31 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here...the staff were very pleasant & helpful. I loved all the decor of all their travels around the world...a really interesting & pleasant place...The kitchen was set out nicely & well stocked with kitchen equipment....the bed was comfortable & clean...i loved the bathroom, again colourful & clean...i really wish i'd stayed here longer!!! We had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The bedrooms are clean and comfortable , the free kayak is a bonus. A great kitchen with good facilities, the owners are friendly and laid back. It's nice to find such a nice hostel in a town which has suffered so much in recent years.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The nicest hostel we stayed at during our trip. The owner was friendly and knowledgeable and kept a very clean and well organised hostel. The kitchen was by a long way the best we cooked in. Very reasonably priced too. The decor is African and the rooms have quite a homely feel to them. Showers and toilets cleaned thoroughly everyday.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Loved the decor of this establishment. We had 2 nights here and loved it. It felt like a home away from home. Everything was amazingly clean, from bathrooms to the very well equipped kitchen. Free tea and coffee. Kitchen has a balcony with outside eating area and BBQ. Our room had lovely views towards the coast. Garden was beautiful and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Global Village Backpackers, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Global Village Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Global Village Backpackers

Address: 42-54 Cowper Street, Greymouth, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, Priceline, Agoda, HostelBookers and Odigeo so you can book your Global Village Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

39 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (40)
Room/suite (9)
Hotel & grounds (3)
View from room (1)
Other (27)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Greymouth with
any amenities