We spent one night at Noah's Ark and had an awesome time!
We were picked up from the train station for free and taken to the hostel. Upon arrival we we're greeted by Bez the dog, a nice calm happy dog!
We were in the Giraffe room, excellent room with a view of the hills - really clean and comfy bed with a TV in the corner. The whole place has a great feel to it, like a big farm house.
The kitchen was great, plenty of room and plenty of hobs to cook with (and an oven).
Free to use computers for internet access - awesome lounge and dining area - really cosy.
Outside area was lovely, on a nice sunny day we lounged about reading our books, there was benches and hammocks to chill out.
Supermarket was a 5-10 minute walk away, near the train station.
We loved our stay here and highly recommend anyone who doesn't like the whole "part hostel" vibe, to enjoy this place as much as we did.
Great staff, great place and awesome dog! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Noah's Ark provides warm and welcoming quality budget accommodation in a beautiful heritage building, just 100m from Greymouth town centre! Receive complementary unlimited high speed Internet - so it's easy to keep in touch with family and friends or plan your trip ahead. (Use WiFi or our hostel PCs). From May to September we provide more competitive rates, and if you wish to stay longer we're making it easier by discounting your fourth night! (Conditions apply). While enjoying your stay at Noah's Ark, you can relax in our luxurious spa pool, take in the West Coast sunset from our balcony, or have a BBQ and then laze in the hammocks in our large garden. As your hosts, we pride ourselves on providing a friendly and helpful service. Our hostel is also a home to 'Cosmo' a very friendly dog and 'Jessie' the resident cat. To explore the area, we have free bikes for you to enjoy a cycle along the coast or to Point Elizabeth scenic walkway. Or we can direct you to the local bush walks and nearby, beaches and advise you about the various adventure activities on offer such as surfing, quad biking, rafting or a trip to the early settlers village Shantytown. We are fortunate to be located at the Gateway to the West Coast and larger tourist attractions such as Punakaiki and Lake Brunner,and the Wilderness Trail. There is so much to see and do. Noah's Ark was originally a monastery. It now offers characterful spacious private and shared rooms that are warm and comfortable, with self-controlled heaters, clean linen, duvets and spare blankets. The rooms are beautifully decorated with fun animal themes - you can choose from tigers, penguins, leopards and more. To keep you warm and cosy on cooler days we have a large heat pump and log burner. In the lounge we have a piano, guitar, cd collection, book swap and lots of games. There is a separate TV room with a big screen and comfy sofas and we have a collection of over 200 movies for you to choose from. Noah's Ark has a clean & fully equipped kitchen and are tea, coffee, sugar and spices are provided free for your convenience. We are located conveniently in a side street so it's quiet to relax but also only s short walk to the supermarket, train station and bus stops (5-7min). Cafe's and the local shops are also worth a visit as well as the prestigious Green stone collection at the local Art Gallery. If you are wanting a homely, friendly atmosphere, great value and a warm welcome come to Noah's Ark. ... more less
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