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Pioneer Guesthouse

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167 3rd Ave East | Cow Bay, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1K4, Canada (Formerly Pioneer Backpackers Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Terrace
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great price, very friendly on check in-had a private room and bathroom. I did find the road noise bothersome but not that bad. Comfy bed in a good location at a fair price. Would def. stay here again, but maybe request a room at the back.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff, central downtown location, and clean room made this a quick and pleasant stay. Bathrooms are shared. Bring earplugs - this is a very noisy place. Laundry facilities are provided for a fee. Also they charge a whopping 15% surcharge if you book through expedia (book direct).

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The_Pioneer_Inn, Manager at Pioneer Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are happy you liked our clean rooms but we are sorry to hear you found it noisy. We have quiet hours in place (11PM to 7AM) to make sure all our guests will have a good night's sleep. But we do sometimes have people arriving very late. We will make a point of asking our late arrivals to be... More 

Prince George, British Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. Clean and modern rooms. Perfect location. Very pleasant surprise. Stayed one week with my daughter. Room was spacious and quiet. Shared kitchen was great. Will definitely stay again next year during dance festival.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay at Pioneer Guesthouse very much. It is a very clean, well maintained hostel with a great kitchen and the living room space. The rooms are spacious, with comfortable beds and bedding/linen as well as furnished like a nice room at your home. The bathrooms are superb. The staff is extremely helpful, nice and courteous. It was... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little property, centrally located with friendly staff. The owner was very helpful in getting a room for me at short notice and very accommodating to my needs. The building has a lovely homely feel.

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Smithers, BC
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually take our golf team to a hotel in Prince Rupert but we thought we'd try something different that would reduce our costs. We are very happy with our choice in staying at the Pioneer Backpackers Inn. It is an older building with character but all of our rooms and bathrooms were renovated and comfortable. Even though we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a nice stay in April, which is a slower time of year. It meant lots of space, and easy access to all the amenities, which included a nice kitchen , nice living area, computers, clean washrooms. The hostel was a nice combination of the character of an older home kept very clean and providing modern amenities. The staff... More 

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Back Home
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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 October 12, 2014

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 October 7, 2014

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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