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HI - St. John's

8 Gower Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C1N1, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Calgary
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have been to many HI hostels before. This experience was really no different, save for it being in a smaller town. The check in was chaotic at best. Had a bunk bed in a single room with shared bathroom, bed are comfortable. The hostel is in a an excellent location, but the staff could be more knowledgable. This stay... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This hostel seemed to be more of a place for the staff than it did the guests. They used most of the storage in the small kitchen and were using the TV room to sleep in. Note that there was also no common room or laundry as advertised on the HI web site. The cleanliness was very lacking as the... More 

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Toronto
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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 September 6, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 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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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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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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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

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 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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