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Noah's Ark Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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golden bay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travel is about finding the unique and without question that would describe Noah's Ark. This incredible old lady is in the hands of very caring owners and being shared beautifully with travelers. I loved the elephant room and the fact the building bonds guests - everyone was friendly. The hostel is very clean and lacking the musty scent that many...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owners of the hostel were really friendly and helpful. Rooms were big, clean and spacious, kitchen had a lot of utensils with free herbs to use. Also free wifi was excellent! The dining room was big with sofas where people could just chill and relax, however it is separated from the kitchen. Another really distracting thing were water pipes...

Thank ursabbb
Jervis Bay, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had a great stay here, Harry and his wife are great hosts. You will love the rooms each with it done in each animal. Ours was the cat room, complete with ornaments, cushions, paintings, wall art, just for cat lovers like us. Very clean. A lovely outdoor area out the back, great kitchen to cook in. So comfortable, close to...

1Thank Babsy52
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Big Room. we stayed in Girrafe room for 1 night and bed was comfortable and view was good.Our room is near to Balcony.The toilet is very small and cramped.Shower takes lot of time for hot water and kitchen can be little more clean.

2Thank Archanaa S
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Spent two nights here, one in the monkey room and one in the penguin room, both very much enjoyed by the two of us. Incredibly nice and helpful owners, a private spa and a very friendly dog which is always good :)

1Thank Maxime_May
Tel Aviv
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Greymouth is a boring town and there is no reason to actually visit it. If you do happen to stop there on the way north/south, Noah's is a good place to stop. A cosy veteran hostel which has large common areas. The rate of bathrooms/toilets to rooms is lacking and. Location is close to downtown which is a ghost town....

Thank uri_fi
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Staff was very nice. We only stayed here one night. The "cat room" was lovely and very comfy. What I personally find annoying is the fact that the kitchen facilities close at 10pm. Don't like that kind of restrictions.

Thank Marino V
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I checked in for a night at Noah's. I usually don't fuss about stuff unless it is really bad. The double room we got was freezing. It had a single heater that ran on a timer for about 2 mins. So we were freezing the whole night. There was one shower and toilet on our level of...

Thank jaredissac
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent kitchen with free provision of spices & condiments. Although the kitchen is small, an island table allows for efficient sharing. There are both baking ovens n microwave ovens which alllows for fast cooking or elaborate feasting. Regular cleaning by their live in workers takes place after dinner time and does not interrupt residents' activities. Excellent lounge area with two...

1Thank OriginalBrew
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We loved it, so quiet, such a pretty place. It's like a home. We had a warm greeting, the owners are really nice. The only thing we weren't happy about, which is not too bad. Is that they stacked all of us in the same dorm when an other one (same size) was empty. I recommend this hostel and greymouth!

Thank Louis B

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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 

Additional Information about Noah's Ark Backpackers

Address: 16 Chapel Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Price Range: €35 - €50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Noah's Ark Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Al seem comfrtable - great beds”
26Steved26, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be away from reception”
Angry-sparrow3, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are animal theme, but any room is comfortable, clean and fantastic”
psi500, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“have a chat to the staff, they have a wealth of information on what is on in town; they are very helpful.”
8623PaulineS, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“lol each room has an animal theme! very daggy but cute- we got the cat room”
710rachaelp, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
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