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Noah's Ark Backpackers Reviews

16 Chapel Street, Greymouth, Greymouth, New Zealand

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144 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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We only stayed one night at Noah's ark, but really enjoyed it. We had the cow room and the bed was very comfy.

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Hi Scott, thank you heaps for taking the time for a review, and such a great on! :-) We are happy you enjoyed your stay and wish you a great trip Myrielle


Cosy hostel with a relaxed atmosphere close to the town centre. Myrie was very helpful in recommending walks and bike rides with the free bikes (although they could do with a bit of TLC!) Free breakfast, tea/coffee and hot water bottles were an added bonus for a winter stay! Very cute dog too.

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Hi Katie, thanks for taking time for this review! I will pass the task with the bikes on to someone who has the knowledge ;-) Very happy you enjoyed your stay at Noah's Ark! Take care Myrie


Great Place, The free breakfast was a nice touch

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Hi Andrew, thanks for taking the time for this great feedback! Kind regards Myrielle


Super cute hostel with a really friendly vibe. The kitchen was well stocked, the bed was comfortable, and the bathrooms were clean. I would definitely stay there again!

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Thank you Catherine for taking the time for this fantastic review! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you Myrielle


Nice hostel, only things that bothered me were that the washing machines were located at the end in the street in a public building and the matrasses were thin. Other than that a cosy hostel.


Loved the 100% kiwi music that was played in the main room.

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Hi Ethan, thank you for taking time for the feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Myrielle


Lovely hostel, nice dog, perfect showers!

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


located in an old building, a bit spooky i must say, but actually very comfy and homey. the kitchen are a little bit old, and all the pans are not in a good condition. since we arrived late in the evening, i can't comment about the location and surrounding. all in all a nice place to stay..

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Hi Edi, thanks for taking time for the review, we are happy that you felt comfortable here. We update our kitchen appliances regularly, but I will definitely double check the pans! Thanks for letting us know.


Free tea coffee free 100mb wifi lovely pet dog warm log fire

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Thank you very much for this great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay!


We stayed at Noah's for two nights. The owners were so nice! They picked us up at the train station and were super friendly. Bez, the dog, is a plus for dog lovers...he's soooo cute! The hostel is really clean and they have one of the best backpacker's kitchen I've seen. I would definitely go back here!

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Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We were very happy to have you stay and wish you all the best for your further travels


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Thank you for taking time for this review. We are sorry you had the impression we are invisible. We are in the hostel and are available for any enquiries from 8 o'clock in the morning till 8.30pm in the evening and we are always happy to help. If we are not standing behind the reception desk, but working somewhere else in the hostel there's always the buzzer with the call button on the reception desk and if you press the button we will be there in no time. Matt and Myrielle


We loved the family/homely feel of the hostel especially being able to walk bez the dog! Definatly the best hostel we have stayed in in new zealand!


A very spacious and clean hostel with great facilities. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. If you are an animal lover then you will love this place as they have a sweet golden retriever that you can take on walks.

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Thank you for taking the time for this great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay!

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