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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hostel was very quiet when we arrived, staff were pleasant and accomodated us as we didn't have a booking. 3 males shared a 4 bed dorm room, clean and pleasant, the hostel was relatively quiet. Showers and Bathroom were clean with the hot water exceptional. No request was too hard for the staff including putting washing on 30 minutes after... More 

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DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks Mannon, for staying with us and for taking the time to write this very good review. We are happy that you appreciate our friendly staff, our clean and pleasant room, the clean bathroom and exceptional hot water. Cheers, Dory More 

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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, good hot water, comfy beds, nice staff. Fine for a hostel you get what you pay for really. Nice to have a heater in the room. It's a shame there's not much going on in greymouth which is not the fault of the hostel at all.

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Thank Jenny T
DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks, for staying with us and for the great review, it is most appreciated. We are happy to read that you found Duke Hostel clean with plenty of hot water, comfy beds and friendly staff. We also try to keep the entire place warm for our guests and we are happy that you appreciate it. Cheers, Dory More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Manager is a type of person who enjoys getting to know the guests as much as possible. Always happy to assist and provide information on local areas. The Duke is a welcoming hostel and a very comfy place to stay at.

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Thank J A
DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for the excellent review. It's true, I do enjoy my job and getting to know my guests and happy to assist my guests with information. Cheers, Dory More 

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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

The stay is fabulous! Love the creativity this place displays as well as the colorful design. Tea & coffee available at all times, which is quite rare in NZ. Super friendly and helpful staff and was greeted by lots of pleasant surprise. Room is very clean with really accessible electric sockets. Some hot soup is offered in the kitchen which... More 

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DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a million Anne, it is guests like you who make us love our job so much. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere at Duke Hostel as well as the clean room, the friendly staff, the free coffee & tea, the free soup and more. Cheers, Dory More 

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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Very good rooms and showers - location is ideal as well, and the soup every evening was amazing - as is the breakfast. Really helpful owner who can point you in the direction of everything you need to know in the town.

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Thank Graham S
DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a million for staying with us and for writing this wonderful review, I'm happy to see that you love our location, rooms and showers, that you appreciate the soup in the evening, the bread & jam in the morning and the my help. Cheers, Shoshy More 

Mettingen, Germany
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This colourful Backpackers is a good place to stay if you are in Greymouth. I felt like home here. Staff is very friendly and helpful, you get continental breakfast and vegetable evening soup and facilities are good and clean. Located in the centre of town.

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Thank Kenyyya
DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write this excellent review. I'm happy to see that you felt like home, that u found our staff friendly, that you liked the free soup in the evening and free toasts in the morning and that you found our facilities and location great. Cheers, Dory More 

London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This place, like the whole town, was eerily deserted when I stayed. I think I just picked an odd day to visit. My room was standard and clean. Check in was easy and the manager was very helpful and friendly. Showers and bathrooms were clean. Well equipped kitchen and free breakfast. Wifi was free, very reliable and fast which is... More 

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DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for the lovely review. I'm happy that you have enjoyed your stay and that you appreciate the clean room, the friendly and helpful manager, the clean facilities, the kitchen and free toasts in the morning, the location and the super-fast free WiFi. Cheers, Dory More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We had a short stay as we were in town to board the TranzAlpine train. Upon arrival Dory was incredibly helpful and friendly and showed us around. Our room was obviously basic but very clean and just what we needed. There isn't a huge amount of accommodation in the town so I definitely recommend staying here if you're passing through.... More 

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DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write such a beautiful review. I'm happy that you appreciate my help, that you found your room clean and excellent value, and that you enjoyed the ride on our free bikes. Thanks a million, Dory More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

We had two beautiful nights in this hostel! We had a twin bed room and it was very clean. Same as bathroom and kitchen. The service was also great and we rent bikes for a day without any problems. And they were for free! Also we like the design of the building. We would like to come back someday :)

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Thank Becci S
DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks Becci, for staying with us and for taking the time to write such a beautiful review. I am happy to read that you had beautiful nights in the hostel and that you found the room, bathroom and kitchen very clean. I am also happy that you appreciate our service, the free bicycles and the design of our hostel. Cheers,... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Hostel is simple but the colours painted on the wall greets and gives you good cheers. Dory is helpful. He receives you at the hostel, shows you around your accommodation and provides suggestions to explore and visit around greymouth. The soup served in the evening is very well received and gets every one warm and comfortable (especially if you arrive... More 

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DukeHostel, Owner at Duke Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for the great review, we really appreciate it. I'm happy that you loved our colours and you found me helpful. I'm also happy that you appreciate the soup in the evening, that you love our location, that you found our rates reasonable and that you found our beds clean. We look forward to having... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Duke Hostel

Address: 27 Guinness Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand (Formerly Duke Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Price Range: $58 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Duke Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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“Rooms outside Toilets were handy and not loud.”
 of 5 bubbles mann0nj, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“each room has advantages”
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“Rooms near the common balcony is good to take, can use the place at night! In room wifi is very low so consider it not being there.”
 of 5 bubbles RanjShank, 24 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We had a room with 3 single beds and a basin and plenty big enough.”
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“Each room has its advantages.”
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