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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

I stayed here for one night, August 2013. I started staying in hostels to save money vs. paying for a regular hotel room. This place is truly terrible. What it is, they bought an old motel and converted it into a "hostel". Basically all they did was take out all of the furnishings/beds of a regular hotel room and stuff... More 

2 Thank ToAFarOffLand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

They charged me $10 to store my bags for the day! They also charge $5 an hour for the use of their computer with internet. I've travelled all over the world and this was pretty up there on the scale of dodgy! Their wireless isn't that fabulous either because it drops in and out.

3 Thank Trudie2013

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This place should not be a hostel and is a poor representation of hostelling international. 1. After my nights stay I noticed there were blood stains on my sheets and notified the staff, was simply told sorry and the staff made a point of telling me multiple times that they wash the sheets. Doubtful. 2. There were pills on the... More 

1 Thank Mabus6
Brisbane, Australia
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128 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Was below average hostel - curtains were non-existent and the air con was broken in all areas of the hostel except reception (go figure!) There were no fans and the sun came into our dorm room all afternoon so that it was unbearably hot. I was warned by the hostel staff to be wary of my car in their own... More 

1 Thank Mad_ELK
The world
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58 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Not a bad place. Would stay again. Staff were great. The heating in the room cold not be turned down or off so slept with the windows open and all clothes off in the middle of winter...haha.

Thank Paul T
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

This hostel was once a motel. We had a private room which had once been a motel room but it was very run down, although everything still worked. Reception was friendly and the vegetarian restaurant on the same level is excellent. The communal kitchen and lounge area were completely uninviting. WiFi throughout the building was good. A big plus is... More 

1 Thank linds4516
Stockport, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

This hostel could be a million times better with just a few simple touches. Overall we had a great stay here, the location is good, the room is really spacious, the staff are fairly friendly and the vegetarian restaurant downstairs is delicious. However, the hostel feels very institutional and bare. It doesn't feel homely at all. We had a private... More 

1 Thank KSud
Adelaide, Australia
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80 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

I'll start with the pluses, great staff, kitchen and internet (but only in the lobby). Apart from that the place seemed really run down. Mouldy bathroom with no lock on the door. Broken door on the locker where I was supposed to safely store my belongings. $5 deposit to borrow a towel that smelt like it had been used to... More 

Thank Nicola W
Toronto, Canada
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171 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2011

This has got to be the worst HI I have stayed in in Canada. The place was run down. It was fairly warm outside the night I stayed here. The air conditioner in the room didn't work and to open the window the blackout blind has to be up half way (large window with small opening). When I tried to... More 

1 Thank CndTrvlr042
Inishowen Peninsula, Ireland
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66 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

My experience here may have been a bit skewed by the awful experience I had in another Winnipeg hotel the previous two nights. The HI seemed like paradise in comparison. I came to the HI last minute and thankfully they had availability. The staff are really helpful and there is an excellent vegetarian restaurant on the ground floor (try the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located right in the heart of Winnipeg's vibrant downtown, HI-Winnipeg's Downtowner hostel is in the center of the country's most diverse mix of cultures. We are close to the city's finest attractions including the Forks (the future site of the Human Rights Museum), the award-winning Manitoba Museum, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the incredibly dynamic National Historic Site, the Exchange District. The Exchange is known for all of its vibrant shops, restaurants, and entertaining nightlife. We are also located about a 20-minute walk from our very own Osborne Village. On the Osborne strip you can find an array of local only shops, restaurants, stellar pubs. Ask our staff about the hot-stops in these areas for shopping and great night out. Also, ask about how you can receive discounts from our partners in the area with your HI Membership! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Winnipeg Downtowner

Address: 330 Kennedy St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2M6, Canada
Region: Canada > Manitoba > Winnipeg > Downtown Winnipeg
Price Range: €35 - €67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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“Don't stay here. Go to Backpackers Winnipeg.”
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“ask for a lower bed = bigger; near shopping centre”
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