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Noah's Ark Backpackers

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#2 of 7 hostels in Greymouth
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Noah's Ark provides warm and welcoming quality budget accommodation in a beautiful heritage building, just 100m from Greymouth town centre! Receive complementary unlimited high speed Internet - so it's easy to keep in touch with family and friends or plan your trip ahead. (Use WiFi or our hostel PCs). From May to September we provide more competitive rates, and if you wish to stay longer we're making it easier by discounting your fourth night! (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 BBQ and then laze in the hammocks in our large garden. As your hosts, we pride ourselves on providing a friendly and helpful service. Our hostel is also a home to 'Cosmo' a very friendly dog and 'Jessie' the resident cat. To explore the area, we have free bikes for you to enjoy a cycle along the coast or to Point Elizabeth scenic walkway. Or we can direct you to the local bush walks and nearby, beaches and advise you about the various adventure activities on offer such as surfing, quad biking, rafting or a trip to the early settlers village Shantytown. We are fortunate to be located at the Gateway to the West Coast and larger tourist attractions such as Punakaiki and Lake Brunner,and the Wilderness Trail. There is so much to see and do. 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. To keep you warm and cosy on cooler days we have a large heat pump and log burner. In the lounge we have a 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). Cafe's and the local shops are also worth a visit as well as the prestigious Green stone collection at the local Art Gallery. If you are wanting a homely, friendly atmosphere, great value and a warm welcome come to Noah's Ark.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
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Self-serve laundry
Street parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Travel12048287589 wrote a review Oct 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand
Really enjoyed my stay here (3days) in shared dorm run ...lots of fun. Harry and Linda were great hosts and I will be returning next year. Thanks for all the help and hope to see you both soon Shane Wyber Timaru
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Harrymcd2 wrote a review July 2022
Varna5 contributions2 helpful votes
Great place to stay if your in Greymouth and on a budget. Staff are wonderful, facilities are great. Place is always clean and tidy and is very close to the center of town. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Krista wrote a review May 2022
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We had a great stay at Noah's Ark. It was raining, we didn't want to camp, and were desperate to find somewhere affordable for our family. The owner was very friendly helpful. It's an amazing old building (a part of Greymouth's Catholic history), and it's great that it is open to guests to experience it. The kitchen is very well appointed, and the lounge areas are comfortable with lots of books, games, instruments, etc. All very friendly, clean and well run. Thankyou, Noah!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Chris wrote a review Nov 2021
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We stayed there for 2 nights in 2007, we couldn't go back that far. Must have been different owners and we stayed in off-peak so it was very quiet. It was clean and our double bed room was comfortable. Great historic building with such awesome interesting themed rooms. It was more than fine for us and reasonably priced compared to possibly finer hotels but this was way more homely,quaint and interesting. I believe the kitchen was as good as any decent backpackers. We weren't disappointed as were not wanting a millionaire accommodation hotel but a warm atmosphere.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael L wrote a review Oct 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand8 contributions5 helpful votes
Very friendly staff and good facilities. Family owned and everyone was so helpful. Nice vibe and good facilities. Close to town, had a nice sunny balcony and the place was huge. Very kind that we were late to check out and they didn’t mind or charge extra. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Steph W wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York76 contributions53 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night, as many others who stay here. I was greeted by one of the owners, Linda, who was charming and friendly. I accidentally booked for the wrong night but this was fixed right away. I found the stay to be cozy and unique with the welcoming of the people who worked there and the type of people who stayed. I hung out in the lounge room where Linda and Harry joined for an evening of conversation. We watched a movie together at night. I came when the coronavirus was brewing so there were less than 10 guests! The building is quite outdated, including the bathroom. I never used the showers so I can't comment there. The kitchen was large but disorganized. The bedrooms are themed by animals. There are no lights or outlets near your bed. I had no problems with the internet. The location is close by to the city's shops. Parking lot is on the other side of the venue with at least 10 spots. I noticed there were several rooms that were more private and send more comfy but I can only comment as I stayed in a shared bedroom. No problems with smell but was cold and used the additional blankets in the room for warmth. It was a great one night stay but not sure the amenities would be good for an extended stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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A l wrote a review Mar 2020
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I had a great time at Noah's ark. The rooms were spacious, everything was clean, kitchen was well equipped, so all the things you want in a hostel. Tgey also have a really spaciius garden, a tv room and a dining room. On top of that, they had a really cute cat and dog! The owners were some of the nicest people I've met, great to talk to and even had time for a little jam session. Definitely the best place to stay in Greymouth!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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alina wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great atmosphere and amazing staff! We really liked the animal-themed rooms and truly felt like home:) We'd definitely recommend to stay here if you are in Greymouth and do trips from here. There are a lot of nice walks around the area!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JoeBloggs wrote a review Feb 2020
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Reasonably clean and tidy, but 1980s colour schemes and decor, when it is a grand old lady that is now overdue for painting and redecorating. The bold, primary present colour schemes are very tired and dated, and take you back to the '80s. It would be nice to see the property renovated and brought up to date with classic softer and lighter colour schemes which the property deserves. RENOVATIONS WAY OVERDUE
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Old and tired old nunnery, which is due for renovations. Nothing done to the property for around...
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83114 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Can’t fault our nights stay, beds were comfortable apart from the squeaky bunk but the lack of bathrooms on a busy night meant having to wait, good thing maccas was a short walk away Not sure if would stay again
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AU$70 - AU$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionGreymouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Noah's Ark Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Noah's Ark Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include West Coast Wilderness Trail (0.2 km), Shades Of Jade (0.3 km), and Nimmo Gallery + Store (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Noah's Ark Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Noah's Ark Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Noah's Ark Backpackers?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Noah's Ark Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Speight's Ale House, DP1 Cafe, and Sevenpenny.
Is Noah's Ark Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Greymouth.
Are any cleaning services offered at Noah's Ark Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Noah's Ark Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Noah's Ark Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shantytown Heritage Park (9.6 km).