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HI-Winnipeg Downtowner

330 Kennedy St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2M6, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Toronto, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I stayed here for one night, August 2013. I started staying in hostels to save money vs. paying for a regular hotel room. This place is truly terrible. What it is, they bought an old motel and converted it into a "hostel". Basically all they did was take out all of the furnishings/beds of a regular hotel room and stuff... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

They charged me $10 to store my bags for the day! They also charge $5 an hour for the use of their computer with internet. I've travelled all over the world and this was pretty up there on the scale of dodgy! Their wireless isn't that fabulous either because it drops in and out.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

This place should not be a hostel and is a poor representation of hostelling international. 1. After my nights stay I noticed there were blood stains on my sheets and notified the staff, was simply told sorry and the staff made a point of telling me multiple times that they wash the sheets. Doubtful. 2. There were pills on the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Was below average hostel - curtains were non-existent and the air con was broken in all areas of the hostel except reception (go figure!) There were no fans and the sun came into our dorm room all afternoon so that it was unbearably hot. I was warned by the hostel staff to be wary of my car in their own... More

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The world
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Not a bad place. Would stay again. Staff were great. The heating in the room cold not be turned down or off so slept with the windows open and all clothes off in the middle of winter...haha.

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
56 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This hostel was once a motel. We had a private room which had once been a motel room but it was very run down, although everything still worked. Reception was friendly and the vegetarian restaurant on the same level is excellent. The communal kitchen and lounge area were completely uninviting. WiFi throughout the building was good. A big plus is... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
43 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This hostel could be a million times better with just a few simple touches. Overall we had a great stay here, the location is good, the room is really spacious, the staff are fairly friendly and the vegetarian restaurant downstairs is delicious. However, the hostel feels very institutional and bare. It doesn't feel homely at all. We had a private... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

I'll start with the pluses, great staff, kitchen and internet (but only in the lobby). Apart from that the place seemed really run down. Mouldy bathroom with no lock on the door. Broken door on the locker where I was supposed to safely store my belongings. $5 deposit to borrow a towel that smelt like it had been used to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
21 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

This has got to be the worst HI I have stayed in in Canada. The place was run down. It was fairly warm outside the night I stayed here. The air conditioner in the room didn't work and to open the window the blackout blind has to be up half way (large window with small opening). When I tried to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

My experience here may have been a bit skewed by the awful experience I had in another Winnipeg hotel the previous two nights. The HI seemed like paradise in comparison. I came to the HI last minute and thankfully they had availability. The staff are really helpful and there is an excellent vegetarian restaurant on the ground floor (try the... More

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Additional Information about HI-Winnipeg Downtowner

Also Known As:
HI-Winnipeg Downtowner Manitoba
Address: 330 Kennedy St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2M6, Canada
Location: Canada > Manitoba > Winnipeg > Downtown Winnipeg
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 Specialty lodging in Winnipeg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right in the heart of Winnipeg's vibrant downtown, HI-Winnipeg's Downtowner hostel is in the center of the country's most diverse mix of cultures. We are close to the city's finest attractions including the Forks (the future site of the Human Rights Museum), the award-winning Manitoba Museum, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the incredibly dynamic National Historic Site, the Exchange District. The Exchange is known for all of its vibrant shops, restaurants, and entertaining nightlife. We are also located about a 20-minute walk from our very own Osborne Village. On the Osborne strip you can find an array of local only shops, restaurants, stellar pubs. Ask our staff about the hot-stops in these areas for shopping and great night out. Also, ask about how you can receive discounts from our partners in the area with your HI Membership! ... more   less 
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