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Otago Peninsula, NZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and helpful host who provided map and advice on Greymouth facilities. Very colourful decor, with obvious care put into creating a backpackers with character. I appreciated that each dorm bunk had its own light and a power point.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best hostels I've stayed in! The kitchen is fantastic! Has everything you could possibly think of and is a decent size so no bumping into people while your trying to cook. The bathrooms were clean and I never had to wait to use the shower during my stay. The communal areas are fab...so many different places to...

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Krabi Town, Thailand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an excellent spot to while away a rainy day on the west coast. Awesome movie collection, awesome books, awesome music, warm inviting interior, kept warm with heaters, all in all the common spaces are great! Kitchen can be busy but is well equipped and kept clean and tidy :) The owners of the hostel are kind and friendly though...

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Thank Rebecca2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Global village has an immediate warm and welcoming feeling. The staff were wonderful and tell you all about greymouth, show you around, and are very accommodating. The facilities are kept to a very clean standard and there is tons of space both inside and out to hang out. Wifi is great, which is another bonus. I would definitely come back...

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Thank Jill R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Colourful hostel with free wifi, spacious kitchen and comfy lounge areas. Dorm rooms are spacious and clean. Enough toilets and showers, also free hair dryer to use. Sauna and hot tub costs $5 for 45min.

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Bern
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I recommend this hostel, it's on those you feel like staying a couple of days. The interiors are decorated with style, the kitchen is clean and all the dishes are clean, colourful, nice to use. There is plenty of space to relax, read, chat, watch tv, very big lounge and garden. The staff is aleays around, helpful, caring and friendly.

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Thank lila2011Bern
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

First of all, the place is gorgeous - every inch is decorated with genuine African and Asian works of art, even in the rooms and bathroom. It's so unique and captivating, we could stay there all day. Other than that, it was also clean and very spacious, with free off-street parking and free wifi. Couldn't recommend it enough!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Clean facility and friendly owners. As long as you are comfortable with shared bathroom and hostel accommodations this place is fine. Be careful booking this place on websites other than directly with this location as their shared rooms don't always appear as such. You can wind up booking a larger room than you need.

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 26 December 2016

After my reservation I've got an e-mail about the pick-up service from the train station and busstop. So they will pick you up by car. Quick drive around the city the manager will show you the good coffee places and some history about Greymouth. The hostel itself was colorful and I loved the themed decoration. It felt like a real...

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Yet again another BBH beauty! We booked last minute the night before due to a change in plans - so lucky they had a room! The whole experience was perfect - comfy bed with personal light and charging point, private balcony on the room (double bed and single bunks for three people total), clean and well organised kitchen, lovely location...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Global Village Backpackers

Address: 42-54 Cowper Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Price Range: $59 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Village Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I stayed at 4 bedroom number 12”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“i stayed in a double private and found it very nice, no complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles 494darrahh, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“The private room with its own balcony is lovely”
 of 5 bubbles KateMRBL, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the main general area have stronger wifi connection!”
 of 5 bubbles 19jow, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are very unusual , interesting and quite individual.”
 of 5 bubbles DianeW80, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
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