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