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Victoria, Canada
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150 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love staying in hostels for the economy and community, however City Hostel in beautiful St. John's is not a place I'd recommend. I too suffered from an allergic reaction to mould easily seen in the bedroom and common bathroom. A house cat, allowed to occupy the common kitchen area, vomited while we cooked dinner. The laundry area was vented... More 

Thank Robert T
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in a room there for one night, during which we both had such terrible allergies that we couldn't sleep. Apart from being an old, not well-maintained building (open the door of this room and you see the rotting boards on the balcony) it has an old, not very healthy cat. The night after we left... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

One of St John's famous jellybean houses, so called for their bright colours. Clean rooms, comfy beds, hot showers and guest kitchen. Great, friendly, helpful staff. Central location but far enough from the nightlife to get some sleep. Great location for all tourist attractions and the climb up Signal Hill. The weather was hot and humid but fans were provided... More 

Thank Ramblingwild
New York
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397 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I arrived before midnight, when their office was closed, and was able to check in without any hassle. The common areas are clean and have all the standard hostel amenities. The bed was comfortable but it was too hot in the room, even with a fan blowing. Would be nice if they invested in temperature control facilities. My room was... More 

Thank gboi77
Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Very laid back small hostel on the eastern end of downtown. Situated in a street of jelly bean houses, it couldn't be better located. Small dormitories with shared facilities, a common room like a family sitting room and a small kitchen give it a homely feel. Great mix of guests of all ages. Met a Welsh man of 67 who... More 

Thank Charlie K
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I was pretty willing to overlook the not so clean rooms and bathrooms and jam packed fridge- it is a hostel after all- but they overbooked and put a mattress on the floor of our room. Not only did everyone in that room pay for a "4 person" room, there is NO space in it now, the only mirror and... More 

Thank Stephanie D
Velas, Portugal
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The staff is mainly constituted by "volunteers" that sometimes don't have much idea about their job. The ambience is friendly and there is always someone around for a chat and a beer. The downside are the common spaces that are too small.

Thank tratarug
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Centrally located, and what seems like lots of beds. A relatively small kitchen but stocked with all the necessities. Friendly staff and free wifi. The only area I was aware of to relax was also the lobby, so it was kinda busy. Fairly clean and creaky mental bunkbeds.. Overall good for the city.

Thank Globelle_Villager
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Stayed with my Partner on September 4th, 2015 for two nights. I'm not an advocate of hostel's but I needed to trade two night's in a really nice hotel for two at the Hostel. I found this place to be very welcoming. Upon arrival they provided lot's of information as to how to get around and where things are (like... More 

Thank J H
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Clean sheets, fairly comfy mattresses, good people, great advice and directions, only two bathrooms so can be tricky in the morning. Slightly more $ than the average hostel, but location is the reason.

Thank Leila B

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Additional Information about HI St. John's City Hostel

Address: 8 Gower St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1N1, Canada (Formerly City Hostel)
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > St. John's
Price Range: RM125 - RM259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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HI St. John's City Hostel Newfoundland, Canada
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“don't choose private room #3, actually stay at Memorial Univ. instead.”
 of 5 bubbles 196robertt, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book early.”
 of 5 bubbles Ramblingwild, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room #6 - Private double bed - tell them to put a room # on the door so you don't have the bathroom door banging into your door all night.”
 of 5 bubbles JHope66, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The single room we stayed in had a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles thisbrogan, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Top floor has private rooms, but they are very hot in the summer!”
 of 5 bubbles JSully831, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
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