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Global Village Backpackers

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42-54 Cowper Street, Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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41 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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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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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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28 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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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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