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Abba Hostel (Downtown)

Hostel | Office 180 Gower Street, Newfoundland St John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1C 2P9

76.7% Overall Rating

7 out of 7 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/01/2011)

"Its location and it is a very neat little place, more like a hotel/motel room with messy common areas"

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  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 26.17
  • Luggage Room USD 17.99

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note: This property only accepts CASH or TRAVELLERS CHEQUES for payment. They do not accept Credit/Debit cards. Please also be aware of the taxes displayed which will be payable on arrival.THE CHECK IN TIME IS FROM 16:00 - 22:00. We cannot accept arrivals after this time!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Local Tax 13.00%
Regional tax 3.00%

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 16:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to St John's?

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Lodgings in the centre of downtown St. John's Newfoundland within 10 minutes walking radius of all tourist attractions, from Harbour, Signal Hill, George Street, fine dining, Ches's Fish and Chips, Iceberg and Whale Watching Tours. Taxi from airport is $14, taxi from DRL bus stop is $8. Patriculars will be sent on booking. We have several properties, all within a few hundred feet of our office at 180 Gower Street. An envelope will be placed in the mail box at your approximate arrival time Read more

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About Abba Hostel (Downtown)

We offer exceptionally high quality accommodation, spacious bedrooms, excellent furnishings, excellent mattresses, and excellent linens, free local telephone calls, free WiFi, in a downtown location. Our kitchen facilities have virtually everything from microwave to dishwasher.

We do not have an on site receptionist, concierge, or greeting staff.
We do not provide breakfast foods
We do not provide daily maid service.
WiFi is not suitable for downloading or watching movies. It is fine for email or internet searching.

We do provide weekly towel and linen changes for extended stays

For people wishing the comrade of 10 fellow hostellers, our location is not for you.

The City operates a tourism site a couple of blocks away with professional tourism staff who know virtually everything about the City

Accommodation Information

We have different room types. Shared rooms with twin size beds with shared bath, private room with either double or queen size bed and either shared bath or private ensuite washroom.

Our kitchens have all appliances, coffee maker, pots and pans, dishes and cutlery. We provide the basic condiments such as tea, coffee, creamers, salt, pepper, ketchup and so on.

Our washrooms all have hair dryers. We leave ample supplies of towels and facecloths in our bedrooms

There is a large supermarket complex within a block with a wide selection of foods at the lowest prices in the City.

All we ask is that our guest clean up the kitchen after using it. Our units have a dishwasher.

Location Information

The Oldest City in North America

Signal Hill National Historic Site Signal Hill overlooks the historic port city,

Cape Spear National Historic Site - This site is the most easterly point in North America

Natural Environment - Besides humpback and Minke Whales, one can see fin, sperm, blue, pothead, Sei and right whales in the coastal waters surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Fluvarium - The only public Fluvarium in North America where one can view Brook and Brown Trout in their natural habitat.

Historic Downtown - Museums, galleries, historical buildings, parks, restaurants, pubs and specialty shops can be found along the narrow winding streets and laneways of one of the oldest mercantile districts in North America

Johnson GEO Centre - The Johnson GEO Centre, a geological interpretation centre 30,000 sq. ft. building, including the exhibits area (approx. 13,500 sq. ft.), is underground.

The Rooms at Fort Townshend - Opened in 2005, The Rooms is a state-of-the-art cultural centre that preserves and protects the province's heritage, history and culture. The Rooms houses the Newfoundland Museum, Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Botanical Gardens - Memorial University's Botanical gardens covers 45 hectares of land close to the heart of St. John's