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Newman House Hostel

52 Dorchester Street | E2L 3H9, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 1M1, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I spent five weeks at the Newman house hostel and I absolutely recommend this place. Sharon, the host, is warm, helpful and I loved her cooking. You want to try her smoothies and pancakes in the morning. The hostel is clean and well organized. Everything you need when you are traveling or looking for a long term stay works well :... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Called 2 weeks before my stay to reserve a room. Spoke with owner on the phone and she said she would prepare a private suite for us. Arrived to find the hostel over booked and were asked to find another place to stay. Owner had forgotten our reservation! Lobby also smelled strongly of ammonia. Cat was in the property if... More

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Newmanhousehostel, Owner at Newman House Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments It was definitely my error!! I gave that double room to the wrong guest- a single man who had gone out exploring. There was time to switch the rooms, would have had to wait but I got flustered. This young man offered to go elsewhere in a pleasant tone after I offered beds/ the dorm room... More

Digby Neck & Islands/Bay of Fundy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

good location, good facilities and friendly owner! see you next time Sharon! oops, has to be 200 characters - so I'm borrowing other review statements "Sharon, the owner, is extremely helpful and hospitable. Sharon is also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and can point out great tourist attractions and restaurants. " :-)

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Sharon, the owner, is extremely helpful and hospitable. She goes the extra mile to make your stay as comfortable as possible. She was able to find me an extra bed, even though the place was completely booked. Sharon is also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and can point out great tourist attractions and restaurants. We spent a couple of... More

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Spent a night here travelling with my girlfriend. Lots of rooms and friendly people. Sharon, the owner, is a wonderful host and has lots of food for cooking breakfast. Very social atmosphere with people hanging out, playing pool and talking on the deck. Next time I'm in town, I'll be sure to stay here!

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Bronx, New York
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed one night here on our way from Maine to Nova Scotia . The rooms and location is nothing to look at but are clean and private . Sharon , the owner , is a trip and will do what she can to help you . If your not to fussy and on a budget this... More

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The owner is very friendly, cooked meals and offered car rides. This is a house and the amenities are more like a b&b than a hostel; large bathroom, kitchen, and living room plus wifi and pool table. Call ahead before you arrive.

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Newmanhousehostel, Owner at Newman House Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Please come again and send your friends. I always have room for more fun guests in my life! We are always seeking to improve so I am offering a complimentary City Tour. My friends have now heard enough of the stories from my Tour Guide course LOL More

Bangalore, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Had a very pleasant experience staying at this place. First off starting off with the hospitality - Sharon is excellent in terms of ensuring that her guests feel at home and are comfortable at all times. She she cooks really delicious food! Location - Location is great, they have a new address which is Dorchester and it is a peaceful... More

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Newmanhousehostel, Owner at Newman House Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks AJ You almost make me blush :) I truly enjoy my guests and am working on making my new digs even better each month. I am offering a complimentary City Tour to those who want to listen to my stories. Hope to see you again More

Sunshine Coast, BC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My friend and I arrived in Saint John late in the evening and had no planned accommodations. We called the Newman House Hostel where we spoke to the owner Sharon. She gave us directions to the hostel from our current location and made our beds. We arrived and were both very pleased by a clean and comfortable hostel. There was... More

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Newmanhousehostel, Owner at Newman House Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have upgraded our new location in the uptown area continuously since your stay and am now improving our services to include City Tours as well as a trip to St Martins and the Sea Caves. I would love to host you and your friends in our city on the Bay! More

California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I have stayed in over 110 hostels around the globe and I deem this one to be very unsafe and filthy. There was no staff until this teenage girl came around at 8am the next morning just to grab our money, she claims she stayed the night but in reality her three rabbits kept us up all night in the... More

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Management response:

Thank you for your comments, Marie. I wish I had been here so you would not have had to deal with the bunnie situation. Due to a family illness, I had been with my granddaughter for an overnight period beginning on the day of your arrival. It was very unfortunate situation for you and your traveling companion. The boarding student... More

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Address: 52 Dorchester Street | E2L 3H9, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 1M1, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
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The hostel is centrally located from all amenities, attractions and grocery, restaurants and bus terminal. On bus route or within minutes of most needs. Well behaved pets and children of all ages welcome. Self catering kitchen, free WIFI only, off street free parking, breakfast ingredients supplied, 4-bed dorms and private rooms. Owner has conducted City Highlights Tours of local attractions. Information and maps available onsite. ... more   less 
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