Chepstow accommodation reviews – the Greenman Backpackers hostel

Used this super Chepstow Backpackers on nights of 15 - 16 Sep 17. Excellent cleanliness; comfortable beds, very friendly staff and proprietors and superb value for money. Absolutely ideal for the BOBA reunion I attended with 3 others from my intake (group). Will definitely use the facility again next time I attend. RBS

<strong>Room Tip</strong>: Book early but if late still give them a ring as they are very accommodating.

- rodsiggs

I don't travel much on my own or use hostels but this is a great hostel. The staff are very welcoming and very accommodating and have secure bike storage The facilities are absolutely spotless at all times. The breakfast is self-serve continental which allows the hungriest of morning people to fill their boots! I didn't use the bar but it seemed to be full of friendly chattering people.

- Pipmagoo

Although you can't make an online-booking the contact is easy and the staff is very helpful and they do everything to make your stay fantastic. Everything is very clean, nicely decorated and I think newly renovated. The continental breakfast is included and offers everything you wish for.

- Britta48

Well where do I start ? Firstly I loved the fact that the history of the building has been so tastefully renovated . Each room you go in gives you something interesting to look at with all the pictures/ photos of historical Chepstow , men that served our country , paintings , also famous people and not forgetting the Widders. The accommodation has been finished to a very high standard with thought been given to everyone's needs . The bar has a welcoming room which gives you a great outlook onto the town . The lounge gives you a chance to relax after a long day and unwind . Can you guess I loved it great to see a place to stay which is within everyone's budget and top class . Well done

- Kath Grey

Excellent hostel in a building full of history. Clean, spacious, comfortable and conveniently located in the heart of Chepstow - just a few minutes-walk to the castle and the Old Wye Bridge. The perfect base for a trip to Tintern Abbey too. Welcoming and helpful staff - Will definitely be coming back!

- Brian Schæfer

It's a wonderful place, built and managed by a fantastic person. My friends and me have planned to stay just one night, but, after the experience we had there, we finally stopped three days and were really sad to leave. Thanks Mick, keep improving that magic place!

- Claudio Marcolongo

Best hostel I ever stayed. A historical building, but with modern and excellent rooms. The beds slept well, the shower was good and everything was very, very clean.

We stayed here for one night during the <a href="http://www.summersend.co.uk/" title="undefined" target="_blank">Summers End Festival</a> and were glad the organization arranged this for us.

- Richard Huybens

It's a wonderful place, built and managed by a fantastic person. My friends and me have planned to stay just one night, but, after the experience we had there, we finally stopped three days and were really sad to leave.

Thanks Mick, keep improving that magical place!

- Claudio Marcolongo

I arrived on a Saturday for a one night stay. The welcome I got from Mick and Ness was brilliant. As soon as I stepped into the hostel I felt at home. At this point I must say that the level of workmanship and decor at the Greenman Backpackers is second to none. I have never been to a hostel like it. It was more like a 5 star hotel. Everywhere was sparkling and the standard of the facilities absolutely brilliant. It is hard to explain just how good it is, I encourage anyone who is planning a stay in or around Chepstow to check out the Greenman. Whether you are on a budget or not the Greenman has to be the place to stay.

The bar is another great aspect of the hostel. Frequented by locals and residents it too has a very friendly inviting atmosphere. You get a feel for local issues and every one is so friendly. I am not the greatest bar visitor but the evening i spent there was one of the best.

The renovation of the hostel has taken 7 years and Mick and Ness have had the vision and determination to develop a wonderful concept. I cannot praise the Greenman enough, you must go there to experience what a fantastic facility it is.

- PK

A genuine surprise. I spend my life booking 4 and 5 star hotels for corporate Conferences so i know what to expect generally. Having just completed 12 days on the Offa’s Dyke i arrived into Chepstow and was told about a Brand new place that had just opened. Someone said it was a backpackers hostel so i was expecting something very Basic and functional. The moment i arrived i was bowled over, from being greeted by a most wonderful woman to an amazing and beautifully exotic and stylish building inside. I thought i had entered a beautiful boutique hotel . The bar was busy on a Saturday night , the staff and the local patrons gave me an amazing welcome as i had walked the Offa’s Dyke and i found this friendliness and warmth ran throughout this amazingly deceptive and mesmerising place. One of the patrons recommended a venue for dinner where i was meet a local friend.

It was exotic because to me it was a strange etheral mix of being a hotel, a hostel, a museum, an Art Gallery (the place has the most beautifully eclectic art and Photography. The furnishings are 5 star and the Greenman Backpackers has been created with love, taste and a real sense of community. I absolutely loved it. Breakfast is self-serve and everything is set out Perfectly in a modern high tech and communal ethos.

The bedrooms were brand new, smart and secure and the bathrooms had amazing showers and facilities, As i say i have booked and have stayed at many hotels and accommodation and its a genuine rarity to find such a place . Without doubt, will only stay here whenever i am in Chepstow again. The owner and his partner have created something unique.

- Andre Bielecki

The Greenman is far more than just a place to park your rucksack. Walking through this old building, which has been lovingly restored by Mick and Ness, is a history lesson in itself with its Georgian and Regency rooms and even a medieval moot house (still being restored).

The beds are extremely comfortable, the washing facilities excellent and there is a wonderful bar with a friendly atmosphere.

We stayed two nights for the Mari Lwyd festival in January and intend to return in the summer.

We cannot recommend the Greenman highly enough. In the "other details" section I describe it as "quaint" and "quirky" because these are the words that come closest to unique and fascinating.

- John F

I've seen lots of hostels in all Europe and this is certainly the best hostel I've ever seen! No better place where to rest after the all Offa's dyke path. Big and compy beds, croissants in the morning, a big pub inside with real and cheap ale, lounge with a fast WIFI and a big tv and a friendly and really good staff. We started with a nigh we finished with tree! Thanks guys!

- Tommaso Danese