TOP 5 Hostels
Hostels were not only cheaper than hotels, usually $25-40 for a shared room but also a great way to meet a lot of different people. All staff at the hostel are very helpful and understanding of wayward travellers. As you would expect sharing a room with 3-7 others that a quite nights sleep isn’t guaranteed. What did surprise me was the average age of the guests…I expected a lot of 20 something’s and found often I was one of the younger guests. A lot of guests from GB, Australia, Denmark and Germany.
1) CANMORE – I will admit this was my first, and well…we all remember our firsts fondly? Awesome kitchen, large fridges and freezer to store food, upstairs living room with lots of TVs, couches and a pool table. Best part, the bunk beds had curtains that sealed you off from the other 3-7 people in the room. Oh, and it was down the road from a couple pubs!
2) TROIS RIVIÈRE – this is a small house just outside of the downtown core. Again, great kitchen, BBQ, and living area.
3) QUEBEC CITY – this hostel is more like a large hotel with over 200 beds. It had its own pub in the basement, courtyard, and full free breakfast. Located within the walls of Quebec it is within walking distance of everything a tourist would want.
4) OTTAWA – located downtown within an early 1900s jail! The dorm rooms are the jail cells. Large kitchen, free breakfast and a pub!
5) CAMPBELLTON – the smallest of the hostels I stayed in only room for 16 guests. Located near town (although nothing to do in campbellton) located within an old lighthouse.