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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Noah's Ark for two nights in a 6 bed dorm room. The staff were lovely, especially the owners. Good kitchen facilities and nice big TV and dining room area. One area which could use improvement is the lack of hygiene. We were asked to bring our pillow cases and a flat sheet before we checked out for...

1Thank Katie B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Booked a triple room which was spacious. However, does not come with electric blanket and the room was provided with a small electric heater which wasn’t sufficient to heat up the room. The bathrooms were ok and the kitchen is fully equipped.

1Thank rvn85
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We loved our time at Noah's Ark Backpackers, each room has a animal theme. We stayed in the Cat room this time. The hostel is well appointed and we never had to wait to take a shower, the staff is helpful and always around with loads of activity recommendation scattered around the walls. See you back very soon guys!

1Thank Robin_Laura
Harry-Noahs, Manager at Noah's Ark Backpackers, responded to this review

Really glad you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Greymouth itself is definitely a stopover town. This hostel had friendly staff and OK amenties however our room was not comfortable. We were in the Zebra room right next to reception- there was no door to seperate the start of the corridoor from receptiom area so was super loud. The bed was very uncomfortable and the bathroom had no locks-...

1Thank Angry-sparrow3
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Hi Matt (Owner), your hostel is fantastic, just feel very homely, clean and well-kept! My wife and I, are very appreciative toward your awesome friendship and great service. Matt we missed you and if we ever be at Greymouth definitely definitely we will look for you! Thanks and cheers Michael Teo (Singapore)

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed that stay. Very friendly staff. Good facilities. Free Breakfast. Nice beds with clean comfortable sheets. Very caring decorated rooms. I really enjoyed it here and will definitely come back here

1Thank Markus K
Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Nice hostel in Greymouth, the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The kitchen is a little small and the fact that it is separated from the dining room/living room can be annoying. Also, you have to get outside to do your laundry since the washer and dryer are outside.

1Thank Marie-Eve J
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Free bike, free breakfast, guitar and piano. Oh~~ I really love this place. You could only have 300MB wifi per person is the only bad new. I love all other parts of the hotel though I only stay here for one day.

1Thank 煜敦 洪
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

A nice place where to chill. If you are keen on ride a bicycle you can borrow one from the hostel, and have an amazing ride around town or on the cycling path. The room are really nice even though the bunk beds are not that high. The wifi is not that good it runs out almost at the beginning,...

1Thank Lisa B
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Each room is themed - and they're large and comfortable. Host was very friendly and helpful. Lovely, clean hostel with communal activities such as board games / piano. Would thoroughly recommend. Good facilities such as a well equipped kitchen.

1Thank ex123981

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  • Family Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $58 - $90 (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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“Ask to be away from reception”
 of 5 bubbles Angry-sparrow3, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are animal theme, but any room is comfortable, clean and fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 8623PaulineS, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“lol each room has an animal theme! very daggy but cute- we got the cat room”
 of 5 bubbles 710rachaelp, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are recommendable.”
 of 5 bubbles 397bernhardh, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
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