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HI - St. John's

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   8 Gower Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C1N1, Canada
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Can't really get much better for the price. Yes, it's not a typical hostel setup and it does get crowded with only two bathrooms for all 20-odd people, but it's close to downtown and quite clean. Won't find much better elsewhere.

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed here in July for three nights. The location truly can't be beat. This hostel was absolutely perfect for us! We had a private room on the third floor. The only complaint is that it was very stuffy in the room. We went down to the front desk to ask them to recommend a store where... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As is previously mentioned, the staff and location are the only good things about the hostel. Although you could say that you get what you pay for, I've stayed in enough hostels to know that cheap accomodation can be clean and enjoyable - neither words I would use to describe this hostel. The layout is not conducive at all to... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It is overpriced for a renovated old house that has been converted into a hostel. I chose a hostel over a motel for the social aspect of having a common room. The common room was in another building then mine and no one seemed to be around when I decided to stop by. This hostel is three or more separate... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A great location in the heart of St Johns but apart from that, this place is in serious need of an upgrade. Not the usual HI standard I am used to, stayed in various hostels throughout Canada and this on is not up to scratch. Worn out carpets, beds held together with parcel tape and kitchen/lounge area dark in the... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It seems accommodation prices in St. John's are quite high so I decided to stay a couple nights with a friend in this place. I ended up saving some money but there were definitely times when I thought staying in an actual motel or hotel would be better. It's pretty much an old house converted into a hostel and not... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Floating hair in the shower. Pink residue (bacterial growth). Body hair all over. Brown bedsheet on the 120cm "2person" bed. Peeling paint. No insulation (hot as f.). Difficult parking. And freakin 100$ per night (incl taxes). Shameful! I'd recommend you spend a bit more someplace else.

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Whistler, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I stayed in the hostel back in Sept 2013. I arrived alone in the middle of the night with a code to get in the building. The taxi driver was also wonderful and waited until i was safety in. I woke up in the morning in the building without showers. The building itself was ok, the washroom clean and renovated.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Kitchen is so dirty and there is no breakfast. Only two showers+toilet room in whole building. Staffs are not friendly. It feels like guests are just guests and they don't care. It's not helpful to travelers. They just have simple things for short-trip tourists.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I went to St John's for the George St festival and I booked a bed here. I have to say that this is -by far- one of the best hostels I've found in my travels. I stayed in the main building. It was very clean, close to George St (10 min walk) and major amenities. The people that run the... More

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Address: 8 Gower Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C1N1, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > St. John's
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Hotel Class:2 star — HI - St. John's 2*
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