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Reviews of Backpacker's International Hostel & Inn

Hostel | 4219 Huron St (at Zimmerman), Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 2G6

85.4% Overall Rating

132 out of 143 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/11/2013)

Pascal Maier thinks…

"It is a perfect place especially when you come by greyhound. It is between the whirlpool and the horseshoe falls. So if you like walking it is not a big deal to walk to the falls. The place is nice…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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85.4%

Overall Rating

132 out of 143 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Backpacker's International Hostel & Inn'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
77.6%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
92.0%
Value
87.2%
Safety
91.2%
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57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2014

Liked: The family that runs it are very friendly.

Disliked: Rooms and bathrooms are tiny. You don't get a key or swipe card so you have to ring the doorbell or ring ahead and ask them to open the door for you. It felt like a bed and breakfast and you were intruding on the family when you stayed there. Very hard to meet other travelers as no one really hung around the hostel as it was so uncomfortable. Breakfast is also only available from 8-9.30 am and is toast and some muffins. Nothing to rave about.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

NATALIA DALFRE

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

01 January 2014 NATALIA would recommend this property

Liked: Close to bus loop! Close to the megabus station!

Disliked: The halls are cold!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff are friendly and helpful

Disliked: the beds are very thin and can get uncomfortable. thee is also not a lot of room for luggage

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pascal Maier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2013 Pascal would recommend this property

Liked: It is a perfect place especially when you come by greyhound. It is between the whirlpool and the horseshoe falls. So if you like walking it is not a big deal to walk to the falls. The place is nice and clean. Owner is extrem friendly

Disliked: Pascal left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Roderick Dougal

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 October 2013 Roderick would recommend this property

Liked: It felt as if I was a guest in their beautiful period home.

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owner is very friendly. Everything clean, breakfast was ok. It is a really nice place to stay.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the bathroom is too small, but anyway it's so cheap and it make sense.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

20 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the athmosphere was great and everything wa clean. The.stuff was very nice

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff - even let me have a shower to freshen up after a hot and sticky day cycling to Niagara-on-the-lake, despite the fact I had a already checked out! Beautiful old building. Great location in relation to the bus/train stop, with only a short stroll to the falls (I was glad to be away from the 'circus' of Clifton Hill!)

Disliked: No real complaints...the rooms are very hot, even at night, but that is to be expected considering the age and style of the house!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very adorable place to stay. This pleasant experience makes me want to come back to Niagara Falls soon!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the bus stop. Recommended

Disliked: Nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Wei Kung

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2013 Wei would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful house , very victorian and spacy. Lots of room.

Disliked: Cracky floor , no keys for the house or building. Lower bunk is really low can't even sit . A bit of walk from The falls

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Guy Dagenais

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 February 2013 Guy would recommend this property

Liked: Pleasant stay very clean and quiet very close to the bus and train station ( 5 min short walk ) a little bit far to the casino and Falls (20-25 minutes walk ) but overall well worth it , owner are very nice and helpful and breakfast is include in the morning

Disliked: bathroom a bit on the small size but very clean

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Dyan Lai

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 November 2012 Dyan would recommend this property

Liked: cosy place

Disliked: toilets are slightly small

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Yaping chen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 November 2012 Yaping would recommend this property

Liked: I like this hostel. It's warm and safe. Let me feel live at home.

Disliked: nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

TAKASHI NOICHI

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2012 TAKASHI would recommend this property

Liked: good hostel

Disliked: TAKASHI left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

06 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really friendly, always helpful with any questions!

Disliked: Wify didnt work all the time, somehow depended on the weather;)

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: delicious muffins, helpful staff, beautiful old house, close to Queens St with lots of restuarants

Disliked: More of a 30 min walk to the falls, rooms not quite ready at noon for check-in, extra bed was placed in an advertised four person room

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and cosy house. About 20 minutes walking to the falls. Everything was quite clean.

Disliked: We did not get the book 4 bedroom dorm but instead two more beds were put into our room without notice. The room was not ensuite as booked but there was one bathroom on the floor. Wifi did not work. No key for the room was provided because "he is at the front desk all the time" said one of the owners.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Heather Purdie

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2012 Heather would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great hostel with friendship atmosphere, good neighbourhood and close to Falls

Disliked: Heather left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

agnes viger

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2012 agnes would recommend this property

Liked: The owner was very helpful and nice. The breakfast with the homemade muffin is delicious ! During the day, this place smell like banana muffin when they are cooking. The place is full of charm, it's old but you fell like home : there is a nice library, wifi, small sofa, and even a piano ! It's quiet and clean, I will recommend it !

Disliked: Nothing !

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Annett Finster

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2012 Annett would recommend this property

Liked: small dorms, close to bus station, walking distance to falls, lovely house

Disliked: Annett left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Nicholas Moy

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2012 Nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is super nice and helpful! Located in safe area.

Disliked: Limited Parking, 30 min walk to falls.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

05 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beautiful old house in a nice neighborhood, close to the bus station, a reasonable walk to other things

Disliked: One bathroom for the whole floor

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Jing Qi

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

29 July 2012

Liked: there are pianos in that building

Disliked: I didn't like " International backpacker's home" hostel at all!!!!! nobody is ever at the front desk at night... so if there's an emergency, nobody is able to help you out. The bed sheets and cases are dirty, the stains are very clear to see. Also, there are bedbugs!!!!!!! OMG.... they suck ur blood when you're asleep... And we didn't sleep for the whole night because of the bedbugs and there were nobody to help us at night... And in the morning, we didn't get our money back due to the poor quality of the room... plus, we didn't even sleep in the bed.