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.