Pre-booked a private room for 3 nights at the start of a holiday.
The communal areas felt a bit cluttered and, as a number of guests seem to have been there for a while, they were a bit imposing to be around. Me and the girlfriend retired to our (very small) private room more often than hanging out in the lounge.
The hostel is however located right next to the train (Chinook Mall/City Centre), Stampede Grounds and the red mile of 17th Avenue that has some great bars/restaurants on it. The place is also relatively cheap and provides free (simple) breakfast.
Good for a couple of nights, but upon returning to Calgary the night before our flight we spent a long while looking for somewhere that wasn't the wicked hostel - that say's it all. Probably ideal for backpacking, not great for a holiday.
Stayed September 2012, Travelled as a Couple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are Calgary's newest and only independent backpacker/youth hostel. We are striving to create the best backpacker accommodation in the area by offering such amenities as: The closest possible accommodation to Stampede Park/Saddledome (it's across the street). Free Breakfast, free parking, free long-distance calls to over 40 countries, free WIFI, free internet computers, movie nights projected on the common room wall. Hostel planned events such as pub crawls, floats down the Elbow River, ski trips to Olympic Park, Bike and Golf club hire, Hotel quality pillow-top spring mattresses, Hairdryers /straighteners for hire. But most importantly, we strive to create a great atmosphere where you can have fun, meet great people and have an amazing adventure with us here in Calgary. ... more less
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