We did not know much about this backpackers as it appears to be quite new. It was very close to the town centre - an easy walk to many of the services ie: train, museum, rental companies. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful the minute you walked through the door. The hostel itself was VERY clean and provided a good cooking area and a comfortable lounge (with books, tele etc). There was a nice outdoor area beside the river where you could sit. The rooms were basic but the beds were comfortable.
The only very slight negative was that it was quite close to the road and at times was a little noisy (it was a weekend).
Would highly recommend and would stay there again
Believe they may have run tour services although we did not use them
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cona Hostel is a clean, friendly and fun place to stay in Courtenay. We are located on the banks of the Courtenay river at the beginning of the downtown core. With a beautiful river on one side and easy walking access to downtown we have the perfect blend of convenience and relaxing views. Our staff are knowledgeable about the area and are happy to help you any way they can. Hopefully we will see you in the future! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cona Hostel Courtenay, Vancouver Island, Canada