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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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English first
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The staff at city hostel were very friendly and accommodating. The place was well kept and clean for the most part. It is a wonderful location as you are walking distance to the Eastern Trail/Signal Hill. You are also walking distance to the restaurants and night life in St. John's. I definitely would recommend staying here!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We booked to stay here and despite having paid and getting a booking confirmation, on arrival we were told our rooms wasnt available. We were handed some cash and told to go to a different place down the road where they had a private room for us. On arrival at the new place we found the HI Hostel had actually... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I holidays in Newfoundland for 10 days October 2012, and stayed in the HI Hostel in St. Johns for some of that time. I was given very roomy accommodation in the Avalon Guesthouse, which is a few doors along from the main office building. Everything was very well kept, and kitchen area was more than adequate, and I was able... 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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