Global Village Backpackers
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FREE Unlimited WiFiFREE Unlimited WiFi

Global Village provides comfortable, unique backpackers’ accommodation. Beautifully decorated in a Global Art theme, where the atmosphere is conducive to good conversation and good times. Comfortable lounge with log fire and lots of quiet spaces if you need to escape. Separate TV lounge with extensive movie collection. Private Hot Spa, Sauna and Fitness room available at small cost.

Beds fully made up with bedside lights, shelf and individual power points. New World supermarket is just 400 metres away, Great west coast pub 100 metres away, and Aquatic centre 200 metres away. 20 minutes walk to Jade (green stone) hunting beach and sunset view point.
Phone +64 3 768 7272

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What do the guests say?


5/5 (TripAdvisor)


Guests were very satisfied with the backpackers and facilities, with a large number of travellers wishing they could have stayed longer! Guests loved the free amenities, specifically the kayaks, hot tub and bikes.


Wish they could stay longer


Say the location is great


Say its nice & warm


Loved the themed decor

What are the rooms like?

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Hostel amenities

Other than the facilities and ensuites with certain rooms, Global Village Backpackers provide their guests with plenty more amenities. If you have any questions, let us know.

parking Parking – free parking on site.
wifi Internet – free unlimited WiFi is available throughout the backpackers.
kitchen Kitchen – three fully equipped communal kitchen.
Usb USB charging – USBs in the rooms for charging.
lounge Lounge – a cosy lounge with a fireplace.
laundry Laundry – coin operated washing machines and dryers. Laundry powder available at reception.
storage Storage – free luggage storage.
bike hire Free bikes – our guests can use our bikes for free to get around Greymouth.
spa Spa Pool – relax in our free, outdoor spa pool.
ski gear Fitness equipment – available free for our guests.
bbq BBQ area – enjoy the summer evenings and cook outside on our BBQ.
smoking Smoking – rooms are smoke-free, you can smoke outside.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have private parking?

Yes. Free private off street parking.

Where can we eat?

Cafes, Restaurants, and good pub food within walking distance.

Where are the nearest supermarkets?

New World Supermarket is only 400m away.

Can you book activities directly through the hostel?

Yes. We can book most activities as well as Inter City bus and West Coast Shuttle.

What are the top things to do and see?

Wilderness Cycle trail, Pt Elizabeth walkway, King Domain scenic walk, Green Stone huntig, Free Kayaking and free use of Bicycles at Global Village

Can I use the hostel facilities after checking out at 10am?

No. However, you are most welcome to sit back with free WiFi until your bus or train departure time.

Is it possible to check in after 10pm and check out later than 10am?

Late check in can be arranged but we ask for 10am check out.

I don't have a car, what is the best way to travel to Greymouth?

Tranz Alpine and West Coast Shuttel from Christchurch, Inter City bus from Nelson and Glaciers. West Coast shuttle drop you at our door. We pick up from Inter City bus and Tranz Alpine

How can I pay for my stay?

We accept Cash, Eftpos and Creadit Cards without fee (VISA, Master Card, American Express)

Is the WiFi free?

Yes!! We provide reliable unlimited free WiFi.

Hostel location

The Global Village Backpackers is located at 42 – 54 Cowper Street, Greymouth. Some activities near this location are:

  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing