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Duke Hostel Reviews

27 Guinness Street, Greymouth, New Zealand

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90%

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206 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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86%

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.


86%

Nice hostel. Great kitchen!


100%

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


97%

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.

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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

97%

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.

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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

89%

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.

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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

91%

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!

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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

89%

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!

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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

89%

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.


86%

Dory goes out of his way to be welcoming and provide the best service. Nice touches with free soup every night and and toast and jam in the morning. Lots of room to dine and cook. Older facility, but would recommend to others.

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Thanks, for staying with us and for taking the time to write such an excellent review, we appreciate a lot. Regards to Betty, Cheryl and Dave. Cheers, Dory

83%

The Hostel is very clean and central. The manager is always willing to provide information about the area and he makes clear the rules of the hostel on your arrival. Bread and jam are provided for breakfast, free tea and coffee 24/7, free soup every evening, pool table, movies, books, bicycles and internet are included.

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Thanks for staying with us and for the lovely review, we appreciate it a lot and we feel very lucky to have guests like you. We are very happy you appreciate all the extras we offer to our guests. Regards to Theresa. Cheers, Dory

77%

Nice rooms. Good facilities. Especially the kitchen, good working space and enough space in fridge.

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Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time for writing this great review. Cheers, Dory

91%

Big, clean kitchen with good cutlery. Really nice owner! Nice beds and clean room!

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Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write this excellent review, it is much appreciated. Cheers, Shoshy & Dory

89%

Lovely staff and nice place located near the beach. Atmosphere: peaceful...

  • 7th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for staying with us and for the lovely review. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Cheers, Shoshy & Dory

94%

We only stayed one night but one of the best hostels we stayed at during our 2 week South/North Island trip. Owners are extremely friendly and helpful. We were greeted with a free dinner (stew) upon arrival but sadly had already eaten. Then kitchen is huge, so organized and clean you'd think you're in a restaurant kitchen. Nice warm wood stove in the eating/chill out area. Cannot give enough praise for the unlimited internet. Won't find a better place!!


100%

The manager Dorey was fantastic - friendly, knowledgable about the area, greets you with biscuits, and remembers every single person's name staying at the hostel! He obviously works very hard and it shows - toast and jam in the morning, soup in the evening, all much appreciated! Free bike hire was great, the hostel is clean, friendly, sink provided in the room was very handy. Perfect location in town. We were only there for 2 nights but we had a great stay, thank you!! Nicola

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Thanks for staying with us and for the lovely review, it's much appreciated. It was a great pleasure to have you with us and I look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Cheers, Dory



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