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Pioneer Backpackers Inn

167 3rd Ave East | Cow Bay, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1K4, Canada (Formerly Pioneer Hostel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pioneer Backpackers Inn is the perfect spot to take a rest and settle down for a couple of days or to keep on exploring BC one of BC's most beautiful spots. The hostel is very clean and cosy. It's like staying with a friend. Since the hostel is not to big, it is easy to get in touch with... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a week of work in Rupert and stayed again at the Pioneer. I find the hostel warm and clean and it has friendly staff. The Pioneer is a block away from Cowpaccinos - a great place to start the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night near the end of August and were very happy with the queen suite we had for a reasonable price. We have never stayed at a hostel before and from the reviews on trip advisor we went for it and were glad we did. Very clean and functional. Staff pleasant and helpful. Great stay!!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Prince Rupert on a "mother-daughter" trip with a friend and our adult daughters. We lucked out when I called for a reservation at the Pioneer Backpackers' Inn and we were told about this lovely apartment that was available. It was perfect for us - friendly staff - great location - VERY comfortable beds - lovely living room... More

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed my stay, good value for the money. It was a short walk away from bars and restaurants, plus an array of shops. It also had a little tunnel behind it leading to something you read, but I never had the chance to get to it. Overall, a nice night's stay!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed 3 nights in the Pioneer Backpackers Inn and it was lovely. The people were absolutely fabulous. The Hostel was spotless and the location for Downtown Prince Rupert and Cow Bay were perfect. One on the very few exception hostels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We only stayed one night as we were on the ferry the next day but we had a pleasant stay. We had a double room with shared bathroom on top floor which was very clean and comfortable. Free van pickup from the ferry is available, just use the phone there which is free.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The rooms were very small, and the walls were paper thin. I didn't like the community bathrooms, who knows what the previous person left in the shower stall. Its not worth it for the price, get a clean hotel room and have some privacy and get a good night sleep.

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We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us so much. All of our commune bathrooms are single use bathrooms (shower, toilet, sink - you can lock each bathroom so it is always only one person at a time in the bathroom) and we can ensure you that we tidy and clean them several... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This hostel was warm clean and bright. Be sure to book in advance though as in the summer it seems to book up fast. The coed dorm is comfortable and provides some securable storage space to each guest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I stayed here twice this summer and both stays were wonderful! The hostel is clean and the staff is friendly, welcoming and are quick to remember returning travellers. And of course, good places attract good people - those who were in the hostel as I was passing through were always lovely.

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Address: 167 3rd Ave East | Cow Bay, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1K4, Canada (Formerly Pioneer Hostel)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Prince Rupert
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Number of rooms: 17
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