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Duke Hostel Reviews

27 Guinness Street, Greymouth, New Zealand

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90%

Rating
245 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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89%

Dori is extremely kind, welcoming, and enthusiastic. He and the Duke Hostel staff truly make you feel a part of their "home". From the welcoming biscuits, to the free soup, to the advice about what to do in Greymouth - they made the stay 100% worthwhile! I highly suggest the Kings Domain hike if you have a free day to spare. Great little hike, with very nice scenic views (and phenomenal hammocking spots). Enjoy the little town of Greymouth! :D


89%

Duke is painted bright purple. The common room has a wood burning stove, and the owner prepares delicious soups for dinner. The bunks were good and high and comfortable.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, for staying with us and for taking the time to write this great review, it is most appreciated. I'm happy to read that you liked the fireplace in the dining room and the free soup in the evening. I'm also happy that you found our wooden bunks good, high and comfy.. Cheers, Dory

71%

Very warm and friendly, helpful host who provided soup for dinner and toast and jam for brekkie Excellent wifi. Pretty old place a bit run down but clean and tidy.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, for staying with us and for taking the time to write the review. I'm happy you found Duke Hostel warm and friendly and you found me helpful. I'm also happy you appreciate the the free soup in the evening and toast & jam in the morning. Thanks for mentioning the excellent WiFi and how clean and tidy the hostel is. It is only pity you gave us the lowest rating this year. Cheers, Dory

97%

Great location, easy to find. The owner was so accommodating and a great host. Limited power points in the rooms, but over all a fantastic stay.

  • 20th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, for staying with us and for taking the time to write such an excellent review, it is most appreciated. I'm happy to read that you found our location great and easy to find, that you have enjoyed our hospitality and that you had a fantastic stay. We are adding more and more power points as the demand gets bigger and the room that you stayed in is the next to get 8 more. Cheers, Dory

100%

very nice place, easy to go from train station. the free soup is yummy. we like greymouth and here

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for staying with us and for the excellent review, it is most appreciated, it is guests like you who make us love our job so much. We are happy that you love our central location, that you loved the free soup we serve every evening and that you like Greymouth. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Cheers, Shoshy & Dory

89%

Among my stays in hostels across New Zealand, this was my favorite. Sasha, the woman who runs it, seems to sincerely care about her guests. The place has a nice charm to it and is very conveniently placed in town. She offers free unlimited wifi which was a first, free coffee which was a first, free breakfast (toast and jam) and free dinner (soup and bread).

  • 16th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, for staying with us and for the amazing review, it is most appreciated. It's lovely to read we are your favourite hostel in NZ. Thanks for appreciating my input towards my guests, and our convenient location. We also happy to see that you appreciate all the free stuff we offer our guests. It is guests like you who make me love my job so much. Cheers, Shoshy

83%

Nice hostel with an easy going atmosphere. Dory will help and advise you on whatever you need. Facilities are clean and there are plenty of shower and toilet rooms. No queuing in the morning. Free bread and jam in the morning. Would definitely stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write the lovely review. We appreciate it a lot.. Happy to read you liked the hostel atmosphere and appreciated my help and advice. It is also great to see that you loved our clean facilities and the free bread & jam in the morning. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Cheers, Dory

100%

Very clean and comfortable. The staff were extremely kind and helpful. Would definitely recommend staying here!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, for staying with us and for the excellent review and rating, it is most appreciated. I'm happy you found our staff extremely kind and helpful and that you found our hostel and your room clean and comfortable. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Cheers, Dory

94%

This is a fantastic family run hostel in the West Coast's biggest city. What the hostel lacks in modernity it makes up for in atmosphere and cleanliness. The hostel's owner was incredible; helpful, entertaining and generous (cooking free soup for the guests on the evening we stayed). One of our favourite hostel experiences anywhere in the world. Thanks Duke!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, it has been a pleasure to have you staying with us, you are so positive and it's guests like you who make me love my job so much. I'm happy to read you found our hostel very clean and that you loved the atmosphere. Thanks for appreciating our help and all the free stuff including the free soup in the evening. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Cheers, Dory

74%

Charming little hostel which is perhaps looking worse for wear however great atmosphere, facilities and friendly staff.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy to see that you liked our atmosphere, facilities and friendly staff. Cheers, Dory

94%

Dory was awesome. He offers free bikes to loan and is full of recommendations for the area. You should re open the bar though ;) cheers Dory.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, for choosing to stay with us and for the excellent review and rating, it is most appreciated. Thanks for appreciating the free bikes and our recommendations for the area. As explained we have decided not to open the bar any more so the guests can have a good and quite sleep at night :-) Cheers, Dory

97%

Really nice owner. Never met a so friendly and commited Hostel owner. He always knew everybodies name. Seldom had a so clean kitchen.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million, for staying with us and for the warm words, really appreciated, It's guests like you that make me love my job so much. Happy new year, Dory

100%

Great hostel. Very central and easy to find. Staff are very friendly and make you feel welcome - would stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for staying with us and for the excellent review, it is most appreciated. I'm happy to read that you found me friendly and you felt welcome. I also happy to read you found our location great and easy to find. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Dory

83%

A really nice owner! :)

  • 13th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Its a nice and clean hostel in the centre of the city. All the shops, cafes, post office and supermarket are only a short walk away. The stuff is fiendly, the house is kind of old but charming. In the rooms there are not enough power points and no individual lights at the bad. Thats the only thing i can complain about. On the other side we had a small heater in our dorm, which is not common in the hostels on the southsouth island. The wifi worked well and the free soup was good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, for staying with us and for the lovely review. I'm happy you found our location perfect, our staff friendly and the hostel charming. I'm also happy to read that you appreciate the heater in the room, the excellent unlimited WiFi and the soup in the evening. We are working on putting more power-points in every room and in most rooms there are already 4-5 power-points. Cheers, Dory

94%

Great friendly owner! He showed us where to go and what to do on a map when I checked in. Also It was a great delight to chat with him. :) The hostel is colorful, clean and tidy everywhere. My room was quiet and warm. I had a good night's sleep and met lovely people in this place. We also get free breakfast, free soup in the evening and free bike hire! What a nice hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for staying with us and for the excellent review, it is most appreciated. I'm very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay, found me friendly and helpful, found the hostel clean and tidy, found your room quiet and warm. I'm also happy to see that you appreciate the free soup in the evening, free toast & jam in the morning and the free bicycle hire. Merry Xmas and happy new year. Cheers, Dory

94%

Very friendly owner, and the private rooms are very comfortable. Short walk to most places in Greymouth, and they also offer free bikes if you want to cycle the coastal trail

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write this excellent review, it is most appreciated. I'm happy to read you found me friendly and you found the room comfortable, the location good and that you appreciate the free bikes. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Cheers, Dory

100%

For a Hostel Kitchen was extremely well equipt, Rooms had heaters which was impressive!, It's a very old west coast building but it was very clean and tidy. Extremely friendly staff and an excellent stay, Thanks Guys!! See ya next time k.

  • 13th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for staying with us and for the excellent review, it is most appreciated. I am happy to read you have enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay with us again. Cheers, Dory

80%

Good location with nice staff! Nice with little breakfast in the morning and soup in the evening :-)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks girls for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you appreciate our service, the bread & jam in the morning and the soup in the evening. Cheers, Dory

100%

what a great hostel! I could really tell that Dory (Dorey?) loved his job and really cared for both the hostel and all of the people coming to stay. My room was quiet, and warm! A nice change from some of the other hostels I had stayed in. I only got to stay one night but the Dory made sure we knew where to find EVERYTHING in Greymouth. I was really sad I wasn't staying longer! I would totally recommend this hostel to others.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a million, for staying with us and for the amazing review. It is guests like you and who make my job the best in the world, for me. As you can tell I really appreciate the time you took for the review and I look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Cheers, Dory

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