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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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Vancouver, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great stay doe 2 nights in a private bedroom and shared bath. The room and bathrooms are very clean and the women who worked there had lots of good suggestions for us about what to do in the area. Went out of their way to get information. We could walk to everything in the town in a short... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to stay if you are transiting through Prince Rupert as we were. The staff were very helpful when making the original booking. They offer a 'free' pick up from the VIA rail/BC ferry terminal BUT you must arrive before 10pm. We arrive d an hour late at 9.30 and ther was a shortage of taxis!! The Guest House... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good experience. Was available on short notice. Easy booking, great value. Young clientele. Good location. Appreciated the quiet kitchen in the morning and the sense of home for the travellers from afar.

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Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rooms and bathrooms were very clean... Great big kitchen area to cook and very large fridge to store your food... Very close to Cow Bay with shopping, restaurants and wonderful views. Needed a cheap but comfortable place to stay when I came to Rupert as a casual employee with one week of work. Would recommend this place to any solo... More 

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State of Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the Pioneer Guesthouse for quite a long time. I really enjoyed it there. It's a nice hostel with friendly staff. It has a good variety of room types and even the dormitory is really nice. No bunk beds and lots of space for you and your luggage. I really recommend this place, it doesn't matter if you... More 

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Prince George, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable beds. Very clean. Convenient location to downtown, restaurants and public transit. The only downside was that the room had a slopped ceiling and I wacked my head before I figured out the low ceiling.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good, very good night sleep, very friendly staff, very picturesque and pretty house :) Tiny little inconvenient, rooms don't seem to be very well noise proof but that's okay :) friendly staff and friendly travellers make it a friendly stay :)

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So i've been travelling around quite a lot and I can say without a doubt that this is by far the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The staff is so welcoming (especially the german girl, sweetest person ever), the house is so beautiful and clean. They have everything you could ask for : a TV, guitar, heaps of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The location is a 4 minute walk to Cow Bay, the older waterfront district that is colourful and has coffee shops, restauarants, and tourist information and wilderness tour companies. The rooms are either with our without ensuite bathrooms. The Guest House is extremely clean and tidy. The staff are great! Julianne was a great help to myself, as was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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