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“Over and above”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Duke Hostel

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Duke Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Over and above”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

We stayed one night at this hostel and we really enjoyed the experience. Not only were the staff more than happy to point you in the direction of local points of interest, but they serve free soup every night. My husband and I left early in the morning, forgetting to pick up our key deposit. The hostel contacted me directly and offered to send the deposit overseas! This was fantastic service and I really appreciated the extra effort they went to to ensure your visit was enjoyable.

Thanks guys!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Robyn S
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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thanks a lot for staying with us and taking the time to write such an excellent review, most appreciated.
Cheers,
Dory
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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is the best hostel I have ever stayed anywhere! The host Dory is an awesome man with a lot of experience from around the world. The bar opens at night and offers a wide veriety of drinks at great price. Dory even gave me a free upgrade to a single room. There is also free bicycles to travel around the town and overall its a great experience at Duke altogether!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Thank arunsn
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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thanks a million for this excellent comment, it's a great help for us and most appreciated.
Happy new year,
Dory
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Leverkusen, Germany
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed and worked at the duke for three weeks. It's a great place: clean, kitchen well equipped, free WiFi, a lot of things to do. But the best are your hosts Dory and Shoshy who welcome you as friends. They provide you with loads of tips for tours around.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Barbara D
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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Wow!! great review, thank you so much, it's great to know someone appreciate our efforts and actually takes the time to write such a great review.
Happy new year,
Dory
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed in Duke only for one night. If we could we would have extended our stay. This place is brilliant. Dory is a great host. Free wifi with high speed Internet connection is a bonus. Lovely hot soup was served in the evening and toasts with jam in the morning on the house. Hostel is spotless, has very spacious and well equipped kitchen, big common area with a wood burner. Duke's is centrally located with only few steps away from the Montieth's brewery (interesting tours and a very generous beer tasting tray) or train station. There is also a bar on the ground floor (which was not yet opened as we were there in early spring) with excellent discounts for backpackers and a lot of fun! Don't forget a cosy film room with an excellent collection of DVDs. Thank you Dory!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank meImyself
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DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thanks guys for taking the time and effort, it was a great pleasure to having you stay here.
Congratulations again and I do hope to have you here again in the future.
Dory
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed and worked at the Duke for a few months in 07 and could not have asked for a better stay. A great place to base yourself to see what the west coast has to offer. Can't wait to get back there one day. Shoshy and Dory were absolutely fantastic.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank jjbravs
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DukeHostel, Manager at Duke Hostel, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thanks a million for taking the time for this review.

Cheeers,
Dory
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

I love this hostel!! Kitchen is really clean and provided all the equipment. Free breakfast in the morning and sometime have free pies and cakes for tea! Free wifi with good network also.
Cleaning and comfortable bedroom. Friendly staff and host. love this place~ : )

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Zoe S
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Chicago
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2013

I stayed here for one night. Dory was super nice and helpful in showing you things to do in town, how to get around, etc. I had screwed up the date for my stay and was a no show the day before, whoops! Dory was very understanding, which was SO appreciated. There was toast and jam in the morning (for free) and a nice fire going, making it feel homey and cozy - great affordable accommodation and I really felt cared for, definitely recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Duke Hostel

Property: Duke Hostel
Address: 27 Guinness Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand (Formerly Duke Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Greymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Duke Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Duke Hostel is located in the very centre of Greymouth.All our guests enjoy FREE UNLIMITED WIFI & desktop, FREE BICYCLE, bread & jam in the morning, coffee & tea 24/7 and more.We offer wide selection of clean & comfortable accommodation including ensuite (private bathroom - the only hostel in Greymouth), double, twin, single, shared/dorm rooms and even a family room with ensuite.There is a big kitchen and a very spacious dining room, a TV room with big selection of movies and even a FREE pool table.The hosts are well experience travellers who do their best to make you enjoy your stay at Duke Hostel as well as your visit to Greymouth and the West Coast. ... more   less 
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