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HI St. John's City Hostel

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, taste of Hawaii, prepared by professional chef Joey. Well worth the stop for sit down or take away meal. We enjoyed the Huli Huli chicken salad ($9) and the Asian Ono fish tacos- Asian slaw with Rahini Sauce ($11). Well worth the visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The hostel is cheap and located close to St John's Centre. We walked everywhere from there. On the downside, its pretty small and not the cleanest. We had booked a particular ensuite room and had to insist on the reservation being honoured - seems they'd offered it to someone else too. That aside, our stay was fine. We ate out...

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Trenton, Canada
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great little hostel in downtown St. John's. The staff are great, very friendly and welcoming, and it's within walking distance from almost everything you need. Very clean, and homey. And awesome as you're staying in an old Jelly Bean Row house.

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Victoria, Canada
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...

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Ottawa
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...

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Sheffield
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...

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Philippines
Reviewed 11 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...

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Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
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...

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Reviewed 27 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...

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Velas, Portugal
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.

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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: €26 - €65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI St. John's City Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“If you can, book the ensuite room. there didn't seem to be many shared bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles hlglobetrotter, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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