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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
    4.5 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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Jannali, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything went well with our stay in a private room with shared bathroom. No queue for the toilet ever. Quiet at night. The room was tiny though so it's a good thing we're married! The other guests were all friendly & interesting. The managers were always available to help. One booked us a taxi for early morning that didn't arrive... More 

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masset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly and accommodating. Picked me up after hours at the train station. Dorm room was clean and cozy. Hard to argue with $30/night, especially considering the location. Will definitely be back. Nice to know there is a ''cheap'' option out there for those who don't mind sharing space!

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We, multi-generational group of 5, arrived after midnight at the Pioneer Guesthouse (off BC Ferry with delay) and were welcomed warmly by staff. The place is very welcoming and clean. Don't hesitate to book for any ages. We were very glad for having found this Guesthouse and recommend it highly. Susanna G. McBride BC

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Tucson
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guesthouse combines all the best features of a hostel (friendly residents, from all over the world) with a gorgeous apartment (huge windows in the large downstairs, two bedrooms upstairs). Everything you could possibly need is provided, and the property is clearly well taken care of. A truly delightful place to stay!

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most magical hostel I've never been. From far my favourite one. Everything is perfect : bedroom, services, kitchen, location, staff crew Great place to meet people going to haida gwaii and to plan group activities !

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Laatzen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff's are verry friendly and helpful. We had to leave the house very early in the morning, which was not a problem. Our room was big enough and very clean. There is nothing to complain about. The city center is within walking distance. There is nothing to complain about.

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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent one night there before taking the ferry to Vancouver Island. Nice place to stay in Prince Rupert. The rooms are bright, simple and clean and service is friendly. I would definitely go there again.

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Burnaby, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Pioneer Guesthouse for a week in one of their private rooms. The location is great - right beside Cow Bay, the room, bathrooms and kitchen were always very clean and the room itself was very comfortable. The staff at Pioneer were always super friendly and helpful. I only wished the wi-fi was more reliable!

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best places for value and comfort that we have stayed at in a number of years of traveling. It had a nice mix of accommodations from shared dorms to rooms with an en suite. There was an equally nice mix of quests from far and wide. The onsite staff were very helpful and the location... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved staying here. The building has charm, the kitchen is great for those who want to BBQ or cook, good location near cow bay. All variety of travellers young and old if u wish to have interesting conversations. Good bed and showers in the ensuite rooms.

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