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10 Best Budget Accommodations in Greymouth 🛌🏼 [2023]

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Where to Find Cheap Accommodation in Greymouth

The West Coast‘s largest city (but more like a large town) makes an excellent base for exploring the wilder side of the South Island. What’s more, you don’t have to break the bank to stay in Greymouth with budget motels, hotels and hostels to choose from. To take the guesswork out of selecting a place to stay, we’ve handpicked some of our favourite accommodations for those on a budget with this list of the best budget accommodations in Greymouth.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 10 Things to Do in Greymouth, as well as the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Greymouth.

1. Apostles View Motel

Ideal for those with their own transport, Apostles View Motel is located 3km (1.9 miles) north of Greymouth city centre and features fabulous views of the nearby mountains. There are eight spacious motel units available with separate bedrooms, a dining area, a full kitchen and an ensuite. With a children’s playground on-site, this budget motel is a popular choice for families, as are the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Greymouth – so check that out if you’re travelling with a tribe.

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Greymouth© Apostles View Motel

2. Noah’s Ark Backpackers

When it comes to budget accommodation, hostels are also worth considering. Noah’s Ark Backpackers offers a range of animal-themed rooms that you’ll either love or hate, including single, double, twin and triple rooms with shared facilities, dorms, family rooms and tent sites. The hostel offers free breakfast in its communal kitchen and an inviting lounge with instruments and games. See more like this in the 7 Best Backpacker Hostels in Greymouth.

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3. Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park

Another budget accommodation type worth considering in Greymouth is holiday parks. More than just a campsite, holiday parks also offer a range of motel-style accommodations, such is the case with the Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park. The motel units here feature attractive timber-lined interiors with clean and comfortable furnishings either in a studio layout or a slightly more spacious two-bedroom layout. Whichever room you decide to stay in, you’ll have access to holiday park facilities like limited free WiFi, a children’s playground and a jumping pillow, as well as communal kitchens, bathrooms and laundry. Find this holiday park just a short drive from the city centre and alongside the West Coast Wilderness Trail. See more like this, as well as plenty more cheap stays, in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Greymouth.

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Greymouth© Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park

4. Scenicland Motels

Scenicland Motels offers great value accommodation in Greymouth with modern motel rooms. The studio units have Californian king beds, while the one-bedroom units feature a full kitchen – both ideal for couples or solo travellers. Groups or families may want to consider one of the one- or two-bedroom apartments with self-contained facilities and ample space. Other facilities include free WiFi, newspaper delivery and Sky TV. See more self-catering stays in our 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Greymouth.

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5. Brunnerton Lodge and Backpackers

Located in the Grey Valley, only an eight-minute drive from Greymouth, Brunnerton Lodge and Backpackers offers an ideal location for exploring Greymouth’s surrounding walks. Either stay in an affordable double, triple or quad room with an ensuite bathroom or a cosy double, triple or twin room with shared facilities. There’s also space for campervans to park overnight and make use of the communal bathroom and kitchen for a small fee.

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10 Best Budget Accommodations in Greymouth© Brunnerton Lodge and Backpackers

6. Breeze Motels

This classic Kiwi-style motel might not be winning any style points, but it provides an affordable place to stay close to town. The “King Studio” at Breeze Motels is an affordable option for couples, featuring a kitchenette and ensuite, while the “One and Two Bedroom Apartments” are more suited to groups and families on a budget. Bike and car hire are also available. For more accommodations like this, see our 10 Best Motels in Greymouth.

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10 Best cheap Accommodations in Greymouth© Breeze Motels

7. Railway Hotel Greymouth

It’s hard to beat the price of the private rooms at the Railway Hotel Greymouth, especially for solo travellers. The budget hotel offers single, twin and queen rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Rooms either have a mountain or sea view. The accommodation is located in the same building as a bar/restaurant/casino, which is either a bad thing or a good thing depending on who you are. Other facilities include free WiFi and a children’s playground. Check out more hotels, as well as accommodations alternatives, in the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Greymouth.

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10 Best Cheap Accommodations in Greymouth© Railway Hotel Greymouth

8. Duke Hostel

Another colourful and characterful backpacker hostel in Greymouth, Duke Hostel offers the best hostel option for city centre convenience. With spacious common areas, a kitchen equipped with more than you need, and plenty of instruments to jam on, backpackers will enjoy the social vibe of this hostel. As for rooms, choose from double rooms with ensuite or shared bathrooms, dorm rooms and private bunk, single, triple and twin rooms with shared facilities.

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Duke Hostel© Duke Hostel

9. Greymouth Motel

For private self-contained budget accommodation, consider the Greymouth Motel. The motel features ground-floor motel units with kitchens, ensuites, Sky TV, free WiFi and outdoor seating. There are “Family Units”, “Two-Bedroom Units”, “Studio Units” and “Wheelchair Accessible Units” available, all within walking distance of the beach and a short drive from the city centre. What’s more, you’ll be kept entertained with DVDs, magazines, books and kids’ activity packs available.

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Greymouth Motel © Greymouth Motel

10. Beachview Motel

It’s all about the beach, sunsets and affordable prices at the Beachview Motel. The motel is located in Rapahoe, just a 10-minute drive north of Greymouth and features the best beach in the Greymouth area. The boutique motel only has three rooms available (so get in quick) including twin, queen and triple configurations. One of the rooms is a family room sleeping up to six guests. Each room also has kitchen facilities. Otherwise, there is a restaurant/hotel nearby for food. For more beachfront stays (that are also quite romantic), check out the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Greymouth.

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Beachview Motel © Beachview Motel

[CLOSED] Golden Coast B&B

Located in the city centre of Greymouth, Golden Coast B&B offers a convenient stay with Kiwi hospitality. Room types include a Queen Room, Family Room and Twin Room with shared facilities, as well as Ensuite Rooms. Other drawcards to this budget accommodation in Greymouth include comfortable beds with electric blankets, the option for cooked breakfasts, the cosy lounge and the gorgeous gardens.

More About Budget Accommodations in Greymouth

That’s it for our list of the best budget accommodations in Greymouth. For more travel-planning success, take a look at these other Greymouth guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Travel Guide to Greymouth on a Budget.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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