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Reviews of Pioneer Backpackers Inn

Hostel | 167 3rd Avenue East, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada V8J 1K4

91.9% Overall Rating

65 out of 67 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/07/2013)

"A beautifully decorated and VERY clean hostel, with very helpful and friendly staff. Space inside and outside for hanging out and meeting people. Close to the shops and the Cow Bay tourism area."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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91.9%

Overall Rating

65 out of 67 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Pioneer Backpackers Inn'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
94.4%
Staff
92.8%
Value
89.6%
Safety
96.8%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean Friendly staff Beautiful old-fashioned style interior

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A beautifully decorated and VERY clean hostel, with very helpful and friendly staff. Space inside and outside for hanging out and meeting people. Close to the shops and the Cow Bay tourism area.

Disliked: It's quite a long walk from the ferry and train terminals, but if you arrive in normal daytime hours they will pick you up.

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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the room, spacious and colorfully welcoming; the ensuite well appointed; the staff was helpful with my questions and made my late at night arrival no problem at all. I liked the spacious kitchen, and quiet overall atmosphere.

Disliked: I would like to see more hooks to hang clothes, a night table for the other side of the bed, and a shelf or nooks to put luggage, etc.

77.1%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well maintained, comfortable facilities.

Disliked: The "dorm" is on the third floor.

80.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: bunk beds for couples

85.7%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very charming. Great atmosphere.

Disliked: Many locks and heavy doors to get through, even within the hostel!

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Nuno Costa

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2011 Nuno would recommend this property

Liked: It is appropriate for the price.

Disliked: The pick up time.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The double bunks

Disliked: The hostel rules on the back of the doors make it sound like you're in a boarding school! I read it and thought... hmm, what AM I allowed to do?!

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A place with good vibes, friendly people and nice little rooms.

Disliked: none

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

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

22 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's clean and small, most of the people are similar minded (= not party people); it's central located and you get a discount at the local coffee shop; there are also pick-ups from the bus and the train I believe

Disliked: the manager of the place was sometimes a bit harsh and seemed a bit stressed out - maybe because of all the building stuff going on at the moment?? But her colleague was really nice and helpful.

85.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

02 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Andrew Cooper

17 May 2010 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: attention to detail in making the property and rooms attractive

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

06 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great value in PR. It's an old building..as in before soundproofing, but there are a coffee shop and great pub within 3 blocks--pizza across the street and a great lawn with gazebo and bbq. I was only there for one night in December but I would certainly go back. With all that lawn space i wonder if they have lawn darts or horseshoes....hmm

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

12 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Picked us up from 10:30pm ferry

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Kam Keyhan

12 August 2009 Kam would recommend this property

Liked: I liked everything about this property and actually extended my stay there a few extra days. This hostel provides excellent value for your money. A very well maintained property and well organized to handle the many guests it can accomodate. A great hostel experience overall.

Disliked: Kam left no negative feedback.

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Robert Bates

25 July 2009 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and well mnanaged,. nice atmosphere

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Customer review

22 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owner was very helpful. The place is small, but intimate instead of crowded.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

01 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, neat and near shopping and restaurants

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

20 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, nice staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

10 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely hostel, small clean rooms, modern bathrooms, nice friendly atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Kevin Schaedler

24 August 2008 Kevin would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the "cozy", homely kind of feeling of the hostel created by its interior, and the helpful staff. The beds were great, and the lockers for valuables came in very handy. On the whole it's a very clean and hospitable place to stay which I would certainly recommend to anyone staying in Prince Rupert.

Disliked: Kevin left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

06 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very home like, excellent showers, friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

29 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels we have stayed in in North America! Loved it!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Marike Aertssen

29 March 2008 Marike would recommend this property

Liked: The cosiness and being able to bond with other people easily

Disliked: Marike left no negative feedback.

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robert ball

04 January 2008 robert would recommend this property

Liked: The cleanest hostel we have ever stayed in. Fantastic owner and a real party atomosphere. everyone very friendly and helpful

Disliked: robert left no negative feedback.