Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Duke Hostel Reviews

27 Guinness Street, Greymouth, New Zealand

Reviews & Ratings Explained


206 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


Hostel Duke is an old building, but the managers take good care of it. Greatest problem was (but it's widely spread throughout New Zealand) the lack of a good heating system. We had a tiny heater in our room but it had a timer and it took us four hours to get the temperature up. Kitchen was awesome; showers not so much because they were tiny and very cold. The staff is awesome and they do everything they can to make you feel comfortable.


Nice hostel. Great kitchen!


Follow blog link below for full review. Awesome hostel that feels like you're staying at your aunt and uncle's house (your cool aunt and uncle, not the weird ones). The kitchen is EMMACULATE. Big common area. Owners give great advice and make sure you're going to see everything you should. THEY MAKE YOU SOUP. Every day. My mom doesn't even make me soup. It just felt welcoming. Easy walk to grocery/liquor store/train station/etc. http://wp.me/p6eWQf-39


It's like being an extra in That 70's show in this colourful hostel. The owner is lovely, very help and knowledgeable about the area. He offers free bike hire and even gives you a biscuit of arrival- so cute. I am sure in peak season the lounge and bar are a great place to hang out.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks :) Thanks for staying with us and thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review, it is most appreciated. We look forward to having you stay with us again...maybe in the peak season. Cheers, Dory


Dory was awesome. He runs the whole place. Always willing to help and literally a phone call away! Location was excellent. Rooms were clean and complete. Bathrooms were clean. Free bike rental. Close to subway and grocery store.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks Kurtis for staying with us and for taking the time to write such an excellent review, It is most appreciated. It was a real pleasure to have you here and it is guests like you who make me love my job. Cheers, Dory


Very friendly staff. Several bathrooms, several showers. The hot water works great. There's a nice big kitchen with soup available at night. The owners were very gracious and welcoming. Fun, colorful hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for staying with us and for the lovely review, it is most appreciated. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Cheers, Dory


the duke hostel is a fun stay. the manager is great, you get free beakfast and soup, coffee and tee, free wifi and when yoiu check in he shows you on a map where to go, what to do etc. the atmosphere is chilled out, the people great and the beds comfortable. it's clean and showers and kitchen facilities are good. super great stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks Felicitas for staying with us and for the excellent review, it's most appreciated. It is guests like you who make us love our job so much. All the best, Dory


Very different to other Hostels. Wierd colors and maybe wierd guests, but a very nice hostel with a Great atmosphere, unlimited wifi and Bread and Jam for breakfast!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write such a good review. I'm happy you find us as a very nice hostel with a great atmosphere. I'm also happy you appreciate the unlimited Wifi and the toast & jam in the morning. Cheers, Dory


It was a bit cold and rainy when we visited but the staff was really friendly and full of energy so it was ok anyway.

View all Greymouth Hostels

Please give us your feedback