1.Noah’s Ark Backpackers
Its fun theme is one of the perks of this backpacker hostel in Greymouth. Which animal room will you end up staying in?! We also enjoy their game selection and free breakfast, as well as jamming on their piano and guitars.
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A colourful hostel in the centre of Greymouth, you can’t do better for convenience. With spacious common areas, a kitchen equipped with more than you need, and plenty of instruments to jam on, there’s plenty of reasons to stay at Duke’s.
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3.Global Village Backpackers
With global artwork around every corner, this makes for quite an interesting hostel. Make use of the free kayak and bike hire. At the end of the end, relax in the spa pool! Also, make use of the BBH discount if you’re a BBH member.
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4. Brunnerton Lodge and Backpackers
Located in the Grey Valley, only eight minutes drive from Greymouth, Brunnerton Lodge and Backpackers has a fantastic location for exploring Greymouth’s surrounding walks. Either stay in an affordable double/triple/quad room with an ensuite bathroom or a cosy double/triple/twin room. There’s also space for campervans to park overnight and make use of the communal facilities for a small fee.
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5.Birdsong Backpackers (Hokitika)
Just outside the town of Hokitika and only 30 minutes away from Greymouth, Birdsong is a small and comfortable hostel that’s great for escaping towns and cities. Surrounded by bush, you’ll understand how the hostel got its name. It’s so wild it even has a “Bushman’s Bath”. See more 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Hokitika.
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6. Mountain Jade Backpackers (Hokitika)
Just 30 minutes south of Greymouth, in the centre of Hokitika, is the Mountain Jade Backpackers. The small hostel has a sunny lounge, a newly refurbished kitchen, and welcoming hosts keen to give you recommendations and local insights.
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7.Te Nikau Retreat (Punakaiki)
A 40-minute drive north from Greymouth is the Te Nikau Retreat in Punakaiki. The backpackers nestled in native New Zealand rainforest is like no other in New Zealand. If you love the feeling of being in the wilderness, then this is your place. See more 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Punakaiki.
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8. Punakaiki Beach Hostel (Punakaiki)
Not too far from the hikes, caves and Pancake Rocks and only being 40-minutes drive north of Greymouth, Punakaiki Beach Hostel is a great backpacker option on the West Coast. With a stellar beachfront location, heaps of games, outdoor seating area, colourful decor… (not to mention, there’s so much to do in Punakaiki), you’ll probably want to stay for a few days.
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Now that you know what are the best hostels in Greymouth, Hokitika and Punakaiki …
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