Well, it looks like an old nursery house on the outside, but rooms are beautifully decorated under the animal theme.
I stayed in the "zebra" room with black & white striped bed sheet. Zebra wall painting & cute little decorations around the room. There is also a fireplace in my room (though it doesn't work anymore). Room is big and cosy.
I peeped at other rooms and they're all interesting.
There is a real fire place in the TV room which is rare. No games room & cafeteria, simply a big table in the huge TV room, so be expect to smell food while others are eating.
The hostel situates in a residential area with quiet surroundings, but close to the city centre, 3 mins walk to McDonald's & KFC, 10 mins to train station. Staff is busy but nice. Suitable for backpackers who want some peace & tranquilty.
Make sure you visit the Shadytown to do some gold mining! It's just 10mins drive away.
- 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 100mb high speed Internet access for every night you stay - so it's easy to stay in touch with family and friends or plan your trip ahead. (Use WiFi or our hostel PCs). From May to September our WINTER DEALS are on! Enjoy our free self-served breakfast of toast, spreads, tea and coffee, and if you are enjoying the cosy atmosphere we're making it easier to stay longer by giving you your fourth night free! (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 barbeque and then laze in the hammocks in our large garden. To explore the area we have some bikes that are free to use for you and you can give the new coastel cycleway a go! Or we can direct you to the local bushwalks and nearby beaches or advise you about the various adventure activities on offer. 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. There are two log fires that keep things warm and cosy on cooler days and we have a large lounge with 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). 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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