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The Cona Hostel

440 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cobble Hill
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Don't ever go there, loud, dirty.SMELLY, Staff are rude, bad lighting, other guests were drunk and yelling. A very BAD place to try to sleep or even relax. I was suffering anxiety and not allowed to stay because of it

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was fortunate enough to reside here during a 3 week volunteer trip and I completely agree with the sentiments expressed by Silja. I've stayed at many luxury hotels, but here at Cona Hostel they have the most accommodating employees that I have ever come across. I cannot thank you enough for making my first hostel experience a positive one.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Cona Hostel is the place to stay in Courtenay! It's got everything! The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms are always clean, the kitchen is well equipped, the common room is cosy and the patio overlooking the river is so lovely, it will take you effort to actually leave it to go see one of the many breathtaking things around the... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I've not stayed in a lot of hostels, at least not in the past few years, but I was very impressed with this one. The rooms are very clean and we had a private room with a lovely view over the river. Yes, it was a bit noisy on one of the nights, but that was from a party down... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My stay here was a bit of a mixed bag. The place is bright, spacious and in a great location by the river. The bathrooms were spotlessly clean and modern, a real bonus for a hostel. The facilities were great. The beds however were very uncomfortable (I'm not a princess, I've stayed in many, many hostels but this was pretty... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This hostel is probably the best hostel I ever stayed in during my hitchhiking travels around America & Canada! Everything was superb from the neat rooms to the great organization and the very friendly staff.

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The Cona is a very clean, friendly and well located hostel on the edge of downtown Courtney, overlooking the meandering Puntledge River. Lucy at the desk was very welcoming and helpful. The hostel has a large, fully stocked kitchen and open common area with tv, DVDs, foos ball table, books, etc. It seemed pretty empty, only saw a couple of... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012 via mobile

for an ocd germaphobe backpacker, Im kind of hard to please but Cona did just that. Everything is super clean, fresh & bright. We stayed is the large dorm at the top of the outdoor stairs with the slidi.g patio door. All the beds were clean.. no beat up bed frames/hole filled sheets/mystery boogers on the walls. We had our... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Spent a night at the Cona Hostel in Courtenay since it was a convenient place to stay while we were in town to catch a show at the nearby Sid Williams Theater. It was as clean as you could ask for, and the staff was welcoming and attentive. I found the concrete floor in the kitchen/common area to be uncomfortable,... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

This was our third trip to Courtenay, BC where we stayed at The Cona Hostel. Perfectly situated for families visiting with or without a car...a couple of minutes from the main shopping street, coffee shops, parks, indoor skateboard park, tennis courts, kayak rentals, and it hangs (literally) over the river by the 5th Street Bridge. Shuttle will take you to... More 

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