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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

The place really gives the feeling of a global village with lots of artefacts from all over the world. It was homely. Loved the lounge area with a piano, fireplace, library, guitar etc. So many activities to do which included free kayaking, free bicycles etc. Get top floor as we were on bottom floor and you can hear sounds of... More 

Thank holidaysforlife2013
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

Truly a beautifull place, very clean rooms bathroom and kitchen, nice staff and facilities you'd sooner expect in a 5 star hotel. Had a great stay here :) oh and I strongly recommend using the hot tub and free bikes!

Thank slelij
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Wifi is there but you have to use zenbu internet tokens. pretty frustrating because have to refresh the browser everytime we need to log back in. awesome place to unwind. wwoofing is allowed. talk to russell about wwoofing. free bicycles, kayaks with life jackets, spa available, gym available. towels given every day. For long term stays you can strike a... More 

Thank Muthukkumaran R
Napier, New Zealand
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

During a spur of the moment South Island road trip, our travels led us to Greymouth. Even in peak season it's great to know that 2 kiwi blokes can wing their entire holiday and find accommodation where ever they end up. Global Village is presented nicely, quirky and clean. Loads of space to relax around the grounds, and as usual... More 

Thank AlexJCoupland
Mackay, Australia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Such a lovely little place to stay the art work everywhere on the walls. Had a lovely little patio with table and chairs. Nice kitchen guests where polite. Bit disappointed no free wifi. Had to pay. But nice and cheap.

Thank Tarajensen1988
Indianapolis, Indiana
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239 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

This hostel had such a great communal feel. There’s a wonderful main room with a cozy fireplace and couches. There’s also a huge kitchen with multiple sinks, pots, pans, stoves, etc. that is available to guests. The kitchen was just perfect and there were fridges available to guests as well. We stayed in a private room, but had a shared... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

My stay started with getting picked up from the train station, which was very helpful as the hostel is a bit out of town. The staff got me checked in very quickly and gave me a map of the area. There were bikes available for use (I never used one though). It seemed they put effort into separating people out... More 

Thank Ella R
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

What a fantastic place- firstly walked in a bit late for check in, only for the keys at the reception to be labelled with my name on them all ready and waiting. They really thought about this! Entered the accommodation into an African decorated haven- it was exquisite! Like a hotel not a hostel- I wish I would have stayed... More 

Thank Holly C
Toowoomba, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was just what my son and I needed on a chill out weekend after a stressful week. From the moment we were picked up with the coutesy car, till we left we always felt welcolme. The bedrooms had a heater that was on when we arrived, the kitchen was a loverly big size, and the lounge with a wood... More 

Thank Chelleanne
Singapore, null, Singapore
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107 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Stayed in a four share room. The reception was very friendly and gave us the usual walk through with the map. He even gave me a new wifi slip when I lost my original one. Showers and toilets were good, though we had to climb up a flight of stairs to access them. Common room was nice and warm and... More 

Thank Xunliang_Lin

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $60 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Village Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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“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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